Opinions

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Becoming Aware of Fast Fashion and the Sustainable Alternatives
Every day we make decisions about clothing. These decisions may seem small but they have a big impact on many lives and our planet.
Oct. 24, 2022 | By Annie Lucas
Will Przedpelski
North Village Hinders Community for Upperclassmen
In removing us from the heart of campus and stripping us of residential common spaces, North Village introduces upperclassmen to a new level of disconnectedness.
Oct. 08, 2022 | By Lydia Beachum
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Victims of 9/11 Deserve Better
While our recent memorial was well-intentioned, there should be a difference between a patriotic celebration and a remembrance of the deadliest terrorist attack in global history.
Sept. 26, 2022 | By Will Sander
Furman News
Let’s Not Wait to Welcome
This week, The Paladin Opinions column examines our culture of campus involvement and how it shapes the student experience at Furman.
Sept. 21, 2022 | By Avery Crymes
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Campus Group Stereotyping: A Habit We Need to Break
This week, The Paladin Opinions column examines our culture of campus involvement and how it shapes the student experience at Furman.
Sept. 15, 2022 | By Colin Brake
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What Furman Can Do to Cultivate Teachers
Furman University possesses great potential to impact South Carolina’s teacher shortage.
Sept. 09, 2022 | By Charles Miles
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The Single-Major Stigma
At Furman, there is a lurking pressure to double major despite there being real benefits of having one major. Why is that?
April 02, 2022 | By Evie Robinson
Lydia Beachum
The Anniversary of My Accident and A Call for Stronger Admin-Student Relations
I was in a serious accident on campus and heard no expression of sympathy or support from admin. Students will only support an administration that involves itself in their lives and struggles.
March 24, 2022 | By Lydia Beachum
GET App Is the Future, But Furman Is Using It Wrong
The app is awful, but the underlying ID system powering the GET app should be used in all facets of identification on campus.
March 18, 2022 | By Jack Buehner
Asking Again: Administration, Please Fix Our Address Problem
3300 Poinsett Highway is the one address for most of campus’s buildings, and this is (again) why that is a terrifying reality for anyone here in an emergency situation.
March 16, 2022 | By Kerry Black
The National (except Furman) Pastime
Furman’s baseball program has been suspended since 2020, and it’s time to bring it back.
March 01, 2022 | By Shi Pope
Furman Needs A Better App
It’s time for the GET app to get out.
Feb. 25, 2022 | By Price St. Clair
Campus Activities Are Back...Why Are We Not Participating?
Even though campus activities are back in full swing, involvement has not caught up. Let’s enjoy college again.
Feb. 11, 2022 | By Caroline Kuhnert
We Don’t Play Like We Used To
What did I learn about social spaces from 70s-90s yearbooks? Institutional priorities shape student recreation.
Feb. 03, 2022 | By Nath Kapoor
The Self-Defeating Nature of the New Year’s Resolution
With every new year, resolutions are set to ensure self-betterment. However, is this method of goal-setting truly effective for the college student?
Jan. 27, 2022 | By Lydia Beachum
Furman’s Isolation Policies Are Failing Students — Here’s How
Devoid of medical or food accessibility, Furman’s current isolation protocols are blatantly thoughtless and, what’s more, dangerous.
Jan. 25, 2022 | By Grace Ryan
SGA Petition Is Misguided
The petitioners’ gestures toward a one-size-fits-all remote learning policy are a solution in search of a problem.
Jan. 21, 2022 | By Price St. Clair
Furman Snow Initiates Campus-Wide Bonding — We Need More of That.
The all-campus snowball fight on G Field was an example of the kind of community we need to revive at Furman as we head into 2022.
Jan. 19, 2022 | By Colin Brake
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 | By Scotty Bryan
Require Boosters. Abandon Masks.
The future of Furman’s pandemic policy.
Dec. 14, 2021 | By Price St. Clair
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 | By Kerry Black
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