Opinion

Students should not hesitate to seek counseling

“I think colleges should pay attention to the fact that many more students need mental health services than who actually access them. Some of the students most affected or most at risk for mental health conditions are the hardest to reach because...

Modern concept of rape culture is out of hand

Rape culture does exist. It inspires fear, hatred and, in some instances, an unbridled passion to post on Tumblr about the patriarchy and how men are inherently evil. Rape culture became a term used to describe the belittling of rape, victim blaming...

Refocus the struggle against rape culture

“What were you wearing?” “Were you leading him on?” “I bet she was asking for it.” “You know she had been partying right? She needs to learn how to control herself.” “I bet you she has daddy issues.” “She’ll sleep with...

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...

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