An editor’s farewell (sort of)
A parting message from Top’s 2021-2022 editor.
Opinion: Western has a moral duty to lead on climate change
A call to action on climate change.
Opinion: Place-based instruction should be top priority for Western
Western should lean into its unique academic setting to maximize student value.
Opinion: Western should prioritize academic collaboration, interdisciplinary education
Blending various academic programs on campus can serve to strengthen Western, and create well-rounded, programs that prepare students for a complex world.
Opinion: Mountaineers—don’t dismiss the ongoing risks of Covid-19
Mountaineers have a duty to protect their peers by continuing to act responsibly during the pandemic.
Opinion: Regarding faculty and staff workloads, something’s got to give
The culture of work at Western is not sustainable over the long term.
Opinion: With incoming President Baca, patience is key
Patience and an open mind are paramount in evaluating soon-to-be President Baca’s performance moving forward.
Opinion: On academic merit, accelerated degree programs fall short
In this opinion piece, Editor Brian Wagenaar argues that accelerated degree programs are not all they are cracked up to be.
Opinion: Western should allocate more funding to student-run arts organizations
In this piece, Editor Brian Wagenaar argues for greater financial expenditures for student arts organizations, and for Western clubs as a whole.
Opinion: Handling of Vandenbusche case demonstrates failure of duty for Western
The university’s handling of the Vandenbusche saga left much to be desired.
Opinion: Supreme Court decision on Roe displays clear distrust for women, scorn for humanity
Rebecca Briesmoore on the recent leaked Supreme Court decision signaling the repeal of Roe v. Wade.
Opinion: Western should aim higher with next commencement speaker
Western's 2022 Commencement. Photo: Mason Schultz Just over a week ago, hundreds of Western graduates came together to commemorate the end of their Mountaineer careers—or, for a select few moving on to graduate school at Western, celebrate a major milestone before...
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