Category: Opinion

Kobe Bryant’s Impact

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER I remember being 10 years old and watching Kobe Bryant win an NBA championship in 2010, thinking, “He won again?” I grew up playing basketball, so naturally I fell into the habit of watching NBA…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,  As the semester picks up, so does flu season. So I want to remind everyone that self-care and health comes first. As I read this first sentence out to the room, Jack, the assistant opinion editor rolled his…

There’s no Such Thing as “Your Data”

BY DOMINIC PINO, OPINION EDITOR In last week’s issue, Chris Kernan-Schmidt — opinion editor emeritus, gentleman and scholar — wrote a piece called “The Best Privacy Protection is Common Sense.” He writes about “your data” and “our personal data,” and…

“Little Women” Makes its Own Way in the World

By: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER “I intend to make my own way in this world,” Jo Marsh boldly proclaims in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel “Little Women.” Like Jo, we need to make our…

Perfect Weather is Overrated

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Here’s the honest truth: sunny days are overrated. Days with clouds, rain, snow — and I’ll go so far as to say hail too — make for far better days than just plain sun. Allow…

The Hedonist’s Case for Reading Fiction

JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR A myriad of possible activities are jockeying for your time: Should you stay up-to-date on the Netflix show your friends have been talking about for the past week? Should you learn meal-prep? Learn about the…

Sandwiched Between Politics and Food

BY: ZOEHRIYA ANWAR “NUHA” STAFF WRITER It’s a Friday afternoon, a few hours before my chemistry exam. I am in Fenwick Library, exhausted from hours of studying the previous night. My stomach starts growling, making me hanker for a delectable…

New Year, (Mostly) Same Southside

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER New classes, new professors, new… Southside? Maybe you’ve noticed that Southside dining hall has been advertising “Southside 2020” — improvements they’ve made in the new year, most notably their shift to being open 24/7. What…

When They Run, They Win: Dispelling the Electability Myth

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, STAFF WRITER Electability. What is it? Who has it? The word that appeared in almost every bit of news coverage of the 2016 presidential election has once again begun to dominate the national conversation surrounding the diverse…

There’s No Smiling at the DMV

BY SIDONIA CANNON, STAFF WRITER The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is where souls come to die. The waiting room is sopping with despair. Forgotten dreams and lost hopes hang in the air like the humidity on a muggy summer…