Opinion

Two-year on-campus residency req’t ridiculous

The Johnsonian would like to voice its dissatisfaction with the current residence life policy of requiring most freshmen and sophomores to live on campus. Although there are exemptions for married and non-traditional-aged students, traditional...

Stop griping about residence life

For four years I’ve heard the same complaints about residence life. Four years of moaning and groaning about the quality of the rooms, the prices, the shared bathrooms and about the lack of hygiene. Four years of people griping, and you know what...

Nance male visitor policy unfair

Ah, Margaret Nance. Known to be the homiest of dorms, and also the place where girls’ dreams of their boyfriends sleeping over on Fridays are squashed. Margaret Nance is the only dorm at Winthrop that does not allow boys to sleep over on Friday...

Double standards for women unfair

I’ve never really noticed it before. The way people treat me has never really presented itself to me in the way it has recently. As a woman, I understand that things are different for me. I accept that I can’t lift as much as a man. I don’t...

A case for conscious communication

The college experience can be as overwhelming as it is influential, and the way that you approach communication in these four years can influence whether you end up as a well-adjusted graduate or a disillusioned ex-student. In every interaction with...

Winthrop smoking ban necessary for public health

Smoking should be banned at Winthrop University. Yes, it is a right for a person to smoke, but picking up a cigarette not only puts oneself at risk, but also the public. Many people who smoke cigarettes do not fully realize that this is indeed a...

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