Katherine Smith


SMITH: U.Va. must cut ties with Aramark

As students, we have the leverage to open a conversation about the origins of our food and the political ramifications of eating it, certainly more so than prisoners.

SMITH: The student activity fee is unnecessarily high

University life should be dominated by academics with the goal of earning a degree. While sporting events offer a nice refuge from the academic rigor of college life, students shouldn’t have to be used as blank checks for an extracurricular pastime. 

SMITH: Protest during the anthem is patriotic

Both the speech they are criticized for and the speech deemed ‘respectful’ by critics are out of bounds for use. The question remains — is there any type of protest that can utilized by people of color and not be deemed offensive?