On August 27th while I waited for the SGA retreat in the lounge outside the MPR, I sat down at a table. At a table over sat another student. He was on the phone with his aunt, begging her to come pick him up. Alas, she wasn’t able to make it to Ship until 10 pm, so he told her that he’d take the bus to Harrisburg and get a train back to Philly from there. This was at 3p.m.
Jacques Cousteau is credited with saying, “For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
It is hard to imagine getting rid of a nearly 250-year-old institution that is a fundamental part of our country’s history. Who are we to disparage the hard work and monumental achievement that is the Founding Fathers’ magnum opus, the Constitution?
There exists in conservative political discourse a trend toward minimizing the effect of racism in our country. One does not have to look far to see commentators decrying the New York Times’ 1619 Project as a sort of treasonous, un-American attempt to slander the great and mighty divine providence that is the United States of America.
As a college student, I’m well acquainted with the term “five minutes more;” 20 years of procrastination have shown me that. Usually those five minutes more are spent doing something entertaining rather than being productive. But sometimes it’s good to spend five more minutes on something to give it a bit more thought. Some topics would do to have more than 300 seconds of analysis spent on them.