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Column: Renaming buildings solves nothing

Renaming buildings named after controversial historical figures only serves to rewrite and completely forget history. We should reflect on these elements of history and recognize them in other viable ways. 

Column: 2020 can't be explained by institutional failure

Much of the discourse about 2020 has focused around the idea that the United States’ institutions have somehow “failed.” Unfortunately, this isn't true. The issue isn't something wrong with the institutions, it’s that the institutions themselves are wrong.

Letter from the editor: Burnout is beatable

As I step into the role of editor-in-chief, I am a bundle of nerves and excitement as I plan for the future with a dedicated, talented team alongside me. Throughout the next year, I promise we will continue to report and continue the conversation on mental health our staff started this past semester.  

Riot police clear the hallway inside the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Column: Liberalism will not stop fascism

Wednesday's insurrection in Washington, D.C. was a clear example of fascist political violence. The movement it represents is not new, and institutions such as the government and police will not stop it. 

Column: Wellness days are good alternative to spring break

The school's decision to cancel spring break was a smart approach as it will curb the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the Columbia community. While more wellness days should be implemented, this decision will be beneficial in the long-run since past student behavior can be viewed as reckless.

Column: Big Tech can't be our fact checkers

Twitter and Facebook's attempts at suppressing the New York Post's article about Hunter Biden set a dangerous precedent for Big Tech's role in our media and politics. These companies already have a huge amount of power over the news we see, so we need to think twice before giving them even more.