Sam Novack


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Quiet magic

Newcomb Hall and O-Hill may not serve pumpkin juice, but students from first to fourth year will soon be packing into these buildings for feasts aplenty. New students will have a few days to get themselves situated, and then they—and all of us returners—will be heading to class. And while the University does not feature the winding staircases and secret passageways that crisscross Hogwarts, first years will still take a wrong turn here and there. I remember trying to figure out the numbering system for rooms in New Cabell my first year and thinking frantically that I could not be late for my first class in college.

It does not take a village

The movement to push children, or at least the responsibility for rearing those children, from parents and families is one that echoes more radical regimes.

Welcoming arms

The main point that the editorial attempts to drive home is based on nothing other than conjecture, and it paints an inaccurate picture of students swaggering into class with holsters on their hips.

It’s all Greek to me

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life’s FAQ page addresses questions about alcohol and hazing by saying that such organizations are “expected to comply with the policies and regulations concerning alcohol that are outlined by the University,” and that the University “does not condone hazing in any form.” Show those answers to a fraternity brother, and I bet the most common reaction would be a chuckle.

Safety first

Opponents of the “be careful” message will say that women should be able to walk home alone at night without fear of being raped or assaulted, that it is the assaulters — statistically mostly men — who are entirely at fault. I could not agree more. But I still cannot condone people putting themselves in risky situations, based simply on the logic that they should be able to.

A 'Path' worth exploring

The Path to Prosperity walks a difficult line between idealism and realism, but in all fairness, there is no easy path.

Fighting a trend

This semester has brought to light, for me, a topic that was never really talked about during my first year — suicide.

Hash tag

Earlier this month, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican candidate for governor, spoke in an introductory politics class at the University.

Identity crisis

Last week, a group of fourth-year students revealed the lesson they learned from a two-month project they undertook for one of their classes.

The law won

In these first few weeks of his second term, President Barack Obama is poised to make a terrible mistake: flawed immigration reform.

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