All in Opinion

OPINION: How We Talk About the Holocaust

There was nothing about Reich’s story that was any more gruesome or devastating than the stories I had heard throughout middle and high school. I was not even brought to tears by the emotions, or lack thereof, of my seatmates — both of whom had dozed off as Reich addressed the audience. I exited the auditorium swiftly after Reich concluded, wiping tears with shaken fists.

New Humanities Action Lab Class Joins a Fight for Climate Justice in Albany

Imagine you are walking down a street. To your left, you see your neighbor’s house and, to your right, a bustling gas-fired power plant that towers over the neighborhood. This is the reality for the residents of the frontline community of Sheridan Hollow – a small environmental justice neighborhood in Albany - and the NGO advocacy efforts of Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE).

OPINION: Are the Grammys and Other Award Shows Outdated?

Recently, the 2019 Grammys aired with drama, accusations, and controversy galore — Ariana Grande pulled out of attending and performing at the last minute and critics ripped J-Lo a new one for her Motown performance, just to name a few. It seems that award show viewers cannot get through the show without either losing interest or engaging in some kind of drama. It’s time for a change, and a fresh new look at pop culture

OPINION: The Case for Liberal Arts

At the 2016 Meeting of Association of American Colleges and Universities, a question was posed: “What is the liberal arts?” After the Boston Globe’s reporting of 28% of closures, mergers or changing missions among 500 small private colleges in the past fifty years, this question has only increased in relevance and importance.