The Concordiensis

Union’s honor council case summaries

Maria Lovetere, Contributing Writer

May 23, 2019

This is a summary of Honor Council cases that were resolved in the fall of 2018 and winter of 2019. Summaries from previous terms are available on the Honor Code’s Nexus page. We hope to begin publishing these summaries in ...

We are the sum total of society’s perception of ourselves

Will Enberg, Opinions Editor

May 23, 2019

The truth is, there is no truth. Ultimately, a Foucaultian perspective would deem the conception of fact to be impartially derived from science as a means of finding reason as to why things are they way they are. Subsequently,...

Possible ways to mitigate consumption of plastic on campus

Luke Buckovich, Contributing Writer

May 23, 2019

As per school policy, every night that any fraternity wants to host an event they must provide chips and water for their guests as a precaution to help potentially intoxicated guests. As a member of Greek Life, I have noticed j...

Serving kindness to servers: the importance of expectations

Michael Capasse, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you: do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets” - Matthew 7:12. This verse, while maybe not immediately familiar, is biblical wisdom that you may...

How Facebook should proceed in managing censorship on the site

Paul Bacchi, Opinions Editor

May 16, 2019

Last week, Facebook banned a number of right-wing and anti-Semitic hate groups from the website. This is an improvement for Facebook’s moderation, but they should be mindful to respect the constitution in their censorship. S...

Why NYS should implement automatic voter registration

Joshua Kloud, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2019

There are currently many bills in the New York State Senate and New York Assembly that are calling for New York State to implement some form of Automatic Voter Registration (AVR). Fifteen states and Washington D.C. have approved...

States once again extend unethical control over women’s bodies

Bernadette Bruu, Arts Editor

May 16, 2019

The news cycle has moved away from coverage of the Russia investigation and we are finally privy to other political catastrophes that would have previously been lost to the algorithm. Most notably, last Tuesday saw Georgia’s s...

Student responds to Springfest performer’s discourse

Alex Appel, Editor in Chief

May 9, 2019

During his performance at Springfest, Futuristic made a very poignant comment about depression and suicidal thoughts. I commend him for addressing the very real struggle with depression that many people, including students at t...

How Union College can improve on its parking situation

Paul Bacchi, Opinions Editor

May 9, 2019

This past week, a number of my friends received tickets from campus security for a variety of reasons. Tickets irritate a lot of people, and for good reason — but it makes me wonder how the campus can improve its issues with p...

A call for the reexamination of an institutional history

Emily Coello, Contributing Writer

May 9, 2019

The national trend we began to see starting in 2016 is the recognition of the problematic nature of glorifying Confederate statues. In the past two years, there has been an increasing movement to remove these statues or cont...

Letter in response to Coachella article

Annika Eberle, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

Dear Editor, Before I delve into this letter, I would like to make one thing clear: I agree with some of the sentiments presented in “How I got Herpes at Cochella and then at Springfest.” Considering an STI something to be achieved...

How I got herpes at Coachella and then at Springfest!

May 2, 2019

Following the latest Coachella festival, it would appear as if music and art were not the only things to have gone viral over the weekend. According to a recent report from TMZ, the application and web portal HerpAlert has identifie...

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