Opinion

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Letter to the Editor

Texts, automated voice messages and emails are the main features that Winthrop University uses to communicate hazardous and potentially dangerous situations to students, faculty and staff. I am sure we can all remember one instance where a WU alert...

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Causation or not, bait bike program seems to work

On November 1 of last year, a Winthrop student athlete and his girlfriend were arrested for larceny of a bait bike after they took the bike and rode it down Scholars Walk. The bait bikes are equipped with GPS trackers that alert campus police when...

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Examining both sides of Tillman renaming debate

In early October, two former Winthrop students argued that Tillman Hall should have its name changed; their reason being that Ben Tillman, the man who the building is named after, was a racist. The debate is facing some issues, however, since South...

Take time to stop and appreciate the scenery

“The falling leaves drift past my windowpane” – thus begins a beautiful ballad, “September Song.” But have you taken the time to notice them? There aren’t large numbers of fallen leaves around the campus — and the grounds crews do an...

Winthrop should reevaluate dining options

When it comes to dining options, Winthrop leaves a lot to be desired, especially compared to other universities. We need to get rid of the low-quality offerings at Markley’s (Zoca, Burger Studio and especially Jump “Asian” Cuisine) and lease...