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Furman's new temperature scanners are not the asset they appear to be.
LiveSafe was not designed to be a tool for complaints. However, its real purpose should not be neglected because of our misuse.
Campus Facility workers are Furman’s very own version of front-line responders.
GERs get a bad rap. Students should cherish the opportunity to explore new subjects.
COVID-19 has drastically changed social life on campus. But rather than relishing a return to our pre-pandemic normal, we should strive for something different and better.
Social media should be for connection, not division.
Want students to vote? Give them a day off.
We can be the generation that makes a difference in the fight against climate change, but we need to start now.
Criticism of campus tours is overblown.
Trump's appeal may be especially compelling to privileged college students who are insulated from the consequences of politics.
College students should care about this election even more now that the future of the Supreme Court is on the ballot.
Ensuring social safety does not mean the university cannot be environmentally conscious. Even when COVID-19 has passed, the environment will still need humans to care for it.
From a public health perspective, the situation we find ourselves in is unavoidable, but it is not entirely outside of our control.
At heart, the announcement of this return to in-person tours is not insidious or even necessarily wrong, but it does clearly show where Furman’s priorities lie: in the financials.
If Furman does not start to prioritize student mental well-being and social interaction, the administration will soon face pandemics on two fronts: sickness of the mind and body.
The "first six-weeks" concept is irrational, counterproductive and self-fulfilling.
Though it is unfortunate that this billion-dollar industry prefers profit over morality, it is not shocking—greed is perhaps more infectious than COVID-19.
In doing our part for the community such as wearing a mask and socially distancing, we cannot forget the importance of being kind and considerate to our fellow students.
We need to come together as a Furman student body, and the way to do that is to exude abundant kindness.
KA acted foolishly. In doing so, they gave Furman the excuse they needed—and likely have long been looking for—to excise a political liability.
Cancel culture has ramifications inside the classroom as well.
Instead of blindly expecting college students to only hang out with their roommates, Furman needs to be realistic and proactive. Provide us a list of things we can do.
Clearly, Furman students think pretty highly of our own political engagement, but we don’t turn out to vote.
We are asked to be responsible, yet Furman regulates us to no end.
At this point, it is evident that the integrity of student leadership positions has been largely compromised and many now exist only as hollow shells of what they once were.
Furman describes Dean’s List recipients as “a distinguished collection of student-scholars,” but if the “distinguished” are a majority, then does their title hold any real weight?
It is imperative that our campus return from the land of the polarized. National politics has failed to do so for countless years, and to many that situation now seems impossible to resolve.
What I want to suggest, is not a policy change but an attitude change. We need to find a way, somehow, to be simultaneously stern about the rules and compassionate towards the rule-breakers.
Until we prove that we have the self-control necessary to facilitate a stable return to campus, I will support punishments like the one Furman has exercised on the KA's.
It is one thing to hold each other accountable for reckless behavior, but quite another to be mistrusting of a peer without solid evidence and anonymously berate them on social media.
Griffin Mills made a mistake, but he is not the problem. If the Furman administration wants behavioral change regarding COVID-19 on campus, fervent emails alone will not suffice.
I realized the insincerity of our generation and the way social media perfectly captures our blatant hypocrisy.
ROTC has not taken away from my college experience but actually enhanced it.
Get better CLP’s. Mind blowing.
I’m glad the administration isn’t disregarding safety; however, although the staggered move-in plan may be feasible, I do not think it is the best course of action.
Furman needs updated community kitchens now more than ever before.
The biggest change felt by the student body will not be a tangible safety precaution – it will be a sociological one.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, one key aspect of Furman’s reopening plan—the decision not to require negative tests for students returning to campus—puts us at a disadvantage.