“Why do queer Arab people die?”
Homer. Herodotus. Sophocles. Plato. Aristotle.
My father choked up when I showed him my Columbia acceptance letter.
“I now ... speak louder than ever to ask that you first say my name…”
“I am an international student from Beijing, China, and I chose Columbia because I thought I could identify with other Asian students on campus; more importantly, I thought that I would belong. With this incident, unfortunately, I have felt a combination of shock, sadness, and a very uncomfortable sense that perhaps my East Asian peers and I do not belong on this seemingly diverse, inclusive campus.”
"It's always a bit of a shock when I see these crushes around campus—I forget that they're real people, with nap schedules, stressful classes, and inner lives that likely bear little resemblance to the ones I've imagined for them."
How to support those protesting in Standing Rock from Columbia’s campus
"To say that these events have shaken our community would be an understatement. Each subsequent notification of the death of friends and classmates has been not only deeply distressing but, also, increasingly surreal. Above all, it has made one thing clear to both the 141st editorial board and the campus at large: Whether interpersonal or institutional, something needs to change."
Spectator's editorial board weights in on the administration's decision to bar Columbia University Marching Band from performing in Butler Library for Orgo Night.
Spectator's editorial board weighs in on the recent Columbia Divest for Climate Justice sit-in inside Low Library.
Spectator's editorial board endorses candidates for the Barnard Student Government Association elections.
What is the role of an active listener on campus?
How Columbians experience drugs.
What is the “War on Fun” at Columbia?
“Too often at Columbia, students and activists feel either unable or unwilling to engage with their neighbors out of fear that their actions may do more harm than good. There is a reductive and somewhat defeatist notion that campus-community partnerships are inherently dangerous.”
Columbia/Barnard Hillel responds to Columbia Against Trump's piece, "Confronting hate."
Voting 'yes' for graduate student unionization will greatly benefit international graduate students.
The UAW has been a consistent advocate for international students.
Despite Public Safety’s recent changes to this year’s Bacchanal crowd configuration, students in the audience will still feel like caged animals.
The artist is a Barnard College sophomore majoring in political science. She is the SGA Representative for College Relations, a coordinator and volunteer for Artists Reaching Out, and an editorial cartoonist for Spectator.