The Crimson Editorial Board
Eating with others is inherently and historically a social endeavor, a cornerstone of how we interact and bond with family, friends, and everyone in between. Coffee-drinking, on the other hand, is nice enough but brief. Even the new initiative’s name, with the inclusion of ‘break,’ seems to emphasize conciseness, a short respite from work rather than an experience in and of itself.
We are glad that HGSU-UAW managed to secure substantial pay increases, and that its membership felt satisfied enough to support a new contract and prevent a second strike. Union members must now fight to ensure the agreement isn't a death kiss, to continue spreading awareness of union activity and key issues like third party arbitration without the mobilizing force of contract negotiations, and fundraising without agency shop provisions.
Saltzman, who has left the paper for a teaching job at Boston University, has been replaced by another full-time employee, so at least one other individual is left to man the ship. But her departure and column cast a glaring light on the decimation of the Chronicle’s staff and, more broadly, the wilting state of local journalism.
To that end, we hope to see a future in which we step away from name-dropping – both domestically and as far away as Bulgaria – and instead focus on what our citizen-leaders, including Petkov and Vassilev, have done with their credentials to earn our respect.
Op-ed writers for The Crimson often receive feedback on their pieces — good or bad — in dining halls, via email, and, yes, in The Crimson’s comments section. Through only using anonymous bylines, and not even publishing an online record of the paper, The Salient effectively removes any room for discourse between author and audience. How, exactly, is one to engage with Publius?
We want to live in a world where the burden of our political madness and darkest social problems does not have to lie on the shoulders of teenage activists who should be able to enjoy a more carefree adolescence; yet in absence of our own action and that of our government, we applaud their much-needed efforts. It’s time that all of us learn from these high schoolers and pick up the mantle ourselves.
Libraries serve as a great equalizer — they provide access to knowledge without a prohibitively high barrier to entry, and they are the bedrock of public education in this country. We hope that more libraries begin to follow in the footsteps of the Cambridge Public Library: to collectively refuse to judge a patron’s book by its cover, and to write a story that ultimately ends with late fees being abolished for all.