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Opinions

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Dear Furman Focused...Provide Zoom for Quarantined Students
Furman Focused must include a policy that mandates optional access to Zoom for all students in quarantine.
Jan. 09, 2022 | Scotty Bryan
Courtesy of Pfizer
Require Boosters. Abandon Masks.
The future of Furman’s pandemic policy.
Dec. 14, 2021 | Price St. Clair
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Winter Break Housing Insecurity is Real: Hear My Story
Our housing policies lack clarity and intention for those needing somewhere to stay over the break. It’s time to change them.
Dec. 11, 2021 | Kerry Black
Caroline Kuhnert
Trying to Have a Wheelie Good Time Biking at Furman?
The kicker is that objectively, the commute to class on a bike is usually quicker than driving.
Dec. 06, 2021 | Caroline Kuhnert
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The Sophomore Slump: Why It Exists and What to Do
The only thing more contagious than the “frat flu.”
Nov. 29, 2021 | Colin Brake
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University Policy is Stifling Intellectual Curiosity
The current policy goes against a core tenant of the GER program.
Nov. 12, 2021 | Jack Buehner
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The Changing Role of Fraternities
Furman’s frats are in a unique position to redefine masculinity.
Nov. 11, 2021 | Jonathan McKinney
Erica Daly
Faith Over Fear: CLP Series Highlights Violence Against Women
The series aims to ease the widespread fear victims of domestic continue to face and give them faith that the system can and will act for them — not against them.
Nov. 04, 2021 | Erica Daly
Furman: Let Us Pass-Fail GERs
Not providing students with the safety net of being able to pass-fail a GER is damaging and can lead to unnecessary stress and feelings of unworthiness.
Oct. 28, 2021 | Catherine Davis
Bring Back the Newspapers
The purple newspaper boxes remain stubbornly vacant. They’re worth re-stocking for several reasons.
Oct. 19, 2021 | Josh Woodfin
Where Did Zoom Go?
Students that contract COVID-19 should still be able to attend class remotely.
Oct. 06, 2021 | Colin Brake
Yikked Up at FU
The Yak is back, but do the cons outweigh the pros?
Oct. 04, 2021 | Jonathan McKinney
Furman’s Social Renewal
With the lifting of limitations and the full reopening of buildings on campus, Furman has seen a marked renewal in its social scene.
Sept. 21, 2021 | Bella Dickenson
Earlier DH Opening Was the Right Call
Hours still need to be more transparent and consistent.
Sept. 13, 2021 | Jonathan McKinney
Freshmen, You Don’t Have to Have it Figured Out
It takes months to get your bearings on a college campus, not two weeks.
Sept. 10, 2021 | Colin Brake
Addressing Ableism in the Classroom
For neurodivergent students, the customary system of grading can provide a great struggle.
Sept. 02, 2021 | Catherine Davis
It’s Time to Go All-In on Vaccines
If someone without a valid medical or religious reason to forgo the MMR vaccine refused to get the shot, they would not be allowed to enroll as a student at Furman. The same should be true when it comes to COVID-19.
Aug. 24, 2021 | Price St. Clair
It’s Time For A New Paladin Promise
Why Furman should require the COVID-19 vaccine.
May 10, 2021 | Price St. Clair
A Rather Unusual Year: A Freshman Perspective
The class of 2024 will have the unique experience of gradually discovering what real college life is like.
April 23, 2021 | Bella Dickenson
A Look At Furman’s Mental Health Crisis
Mental health is deeper than the occasional one-day break. Here is what we can do about it.
April 21, 2021 | Colin Brake
A Meditation On Memory and Memorials
Furman’s honorific installations should bring life and love and beauty to campus through the memory of those whose names are inscribed upon them.
April 19, 2021 | Michael Peeler
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