Articles by The Triangle Op-Ed Section
Jun. 26, 2015
When you feel like you’re stuck, just keep swimming
Watching someone enter the corporate life is like watching a toddler jump into the big kid pool for the first time without water wings. You see the same expression on their faces. Their brows show a convoluted montage of excitement and absolute horror. There’s a difference, however. In general, we don’t let children jump into the pool by themselves because we’re afraid they’d end up at the bottom. We teach them to swim first — to tread water, to loop their arms in circles, to stick their faces in the water and blow bubbles and tilt their heads to the side to breathe. To kick to get where they want to go. There’s a lot of preparation involved in one’s first solo entrance into the pool but we don’t take the same precaution in preparing young professionals for their entrance into the workforce.
Oct. 24, 2014
Letter to the Editor – Campus transformation
Dec. 6, 2013
Moo Over This | Vitamins for vegetarians
Vegetarians, especially vegans, are often questioned about nutrition deficiency. This can be valid concern based on a vegetarian’s dietary choices, as one could theoretically just eat pizza and fries on a vegetarian regimen, but a well-balanced diet is always important regardless of one’s lifestyle or philosophy on eating. Opponents of veganism occasionally flag vegans for low vitamin B12 and protein levels, and if these opponents are particularly savvy, low calcium, iodine and even iron levels.
Dec. 6, 2013
On its 150th anniversary, Thanksgiving doesn’t look like what it used to. While the feast has been attributed to the Puritans’ celebration in 1621, the modern holiday was declared by Abraham Lincoln in November 1863 to celebrate the Union’s advances in the Civil War. For Lincoln, winning the war meant maintaining the national unity intended by the framers of the Constitution and proving that it was God’s will for our republic to endure. In the intervening decades, Thanksgiving has moved in the American consciousness from a celebration of national providence to one of individual success. With the help of advertising media, the meaning of this holiday has been further conflated with excessive shopping.
Dec. 6, 2013
Intellectual property rights unknown to students
“IP? Internet Protocol?” “What’s ‘IP’ stand for? International policy?”
Nov. 27, 2013
Korean unification made impossible by inadequate infrastructure
For decades, the ultimate diplomatic goal of South Korea and North Korea has been reunification. Both countries assume that if they reunify, the economic, social and military strength of the nation as a whole would increase tremendously. Unfortunately, I would argue that the reunification would result in the complete opposite because of the huge economic loss and the extreme social conflict between South Koreans and North Koreans. Thus, I believe it is too late for both Koreas to even attempt reunification. I would like to discuss economic issues first because money is a key aspect of understanding difficulties of reunification.
Nov. 22, 2013
Made in Pennsylvania
As the leaders of Pennsylvania research universities, we represent institutions that are large and small; private and public; urban and rural; ivy and land grant. Yet for our many differences, we are united in our commitment to serving the public good. We’re grateful for the support that taxpayers have shown our institutions during challenging economic times, and we’re committed to working for our common future.
Nov. 22, 2013
Morals for sale in Washington
This past week, Liz Cheney created something of a stir by stating her support for the traditional definition of marriage on Fox News. As a Republican candidate for the 2014 Wyoming senatorial election, it should not be at all surprising for her to make a statement on the GOP’s propaganda channel that follows the party line. But Cheney is not like other rank and file members of her party: her sister, Mary, is a lesbian.
Nov. 20, 2013
Israel’s security key to a stable Middle East
On Oct. 29, Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners: 21 to the West Bank and five to the Gaza Strip. The release is the second of four being made by Israel in an attempt to bring the Palestinian Authority back to peace negotiations.
Nov. 15, 2013
Moo Over This | Dining with vegetarians
I have gone to plenty of not-vegetarian-friendly restaurants with many nonvegetarian friends. Although it may seem to present itself as a dilemma, eating out with omnivores can be a worthwhile experience.