Commentary



Piazza and D'Amico. Photo courtesy of Hannah D'Amico.

The dangers of hazing culture

On Feb. 4, at Penn State University, a young man died at the hands of his “brothers.” Tim Piazza died after running a gauntlet of drinking stations at Penn State’s…


Hoover Library late at night, closed. Photo by Kyle Parks.

Library woes

It was midterms week once again, and my dread for the approaching week would be beyond justified. During midterms, my daily “trips” to the library could have been better described…



Photo courtesy of Mario Fernandez.

“Where are You From?”

In this increasingly interconnected world, you are more likely than ever to meet someone from a different country. That is normally something to be excited about, and in the past,…


Photo by Kyle Parks.

The precarious liberal arts college

The liberal arts college, and McDaniel, will face sweeping changes in the coming years. McDaniel has done quite a bit of rebranding since I arrived three years ago. What I…




Photo by Kyle Parks.

The McMalaise

Almost a year ago I wrote a commentary piece entitled A Fractured Campus, that spoke to the lack of student involvement at McDaniel, and the highlighting of prestige programs over…