campus opinions

  • Athletic contests threaten safety
    With coronavirus cases still rising throughout the country, the school should not risk student health for a couple of athletic contests.       The school’s decision to…
  • The administration should announce COVID cases
    The school has been prudent in its decision making and wise in its restrictions concerning the safety of its students during the pandemic. But one…
  • Fall sports practices must be more safe
    This is my second year running cross country in the upper school, and more than anything else, I love the practices.       I’m not kidding. I…
  • Letter from the student body president
    The school’s “Would you rather…?” surveys have been quite interesting. While some of the questions are intentionally lighthearted, others reveal interesting dichotomies of Haverford men.…
  • American Born Chinese’s satire fails to get the message across
         While Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese attempts to use satire and overt racism to dismantle stereotypes about Asians, it is entirely ineffective and problematic. …
  • Is the new schedule effective?
         Besides the masks, sanitization, and other strict guidelines, another significant change in our school life is the new quarter-block schedule. Despite hearing mostly grievances from…
  • If indoor sports return, robotics should too
         Haverford’s Vex Robotics Program stands as one of the top programs internationally. The team has won the Pennsylvania State Competition for the last ten years…
  • Meal-plan lunches should be larger, healthier
         Before I voice my constructive criticism, I’d like to show my appreciation to the cafeteria staff. During the summer months, they were tasked with entirely…
  • Letter from the student body president
    At 9:00 pm on September 29th, I was anticipating a riveting debate between thought leaders of the free world; by 10:30, I was convinced America…
  • Students must and will follow precautions
    We haven’t seen most of our brothers since March. We’ve missed our crisp handshakes, victory hugs, and warm embraces. Although vaccines have reached phase three,…