Letting go is hard to do. So hard, in fact, that I called up Hillary earlier this week to give her the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve as Columbia Political Review’s next editor-in-chief once she ends her State Department gig. I hate to say it, but she politely declined.
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While Mitt Romney’s “47 percent comment” stirred up an enduring cloud of debate centered on the American notion of self-reliance and personal responsibility, the idea of responsibility in politics – what is and should be expected of our various layers of government and what are and should be the obligations of American and world citizens – has been on the stage of world events for much a longer time.
This type of ideological disagreement and debate is what makes me love this publication. Since our inception, we have prided ourselves on being a “multi-partisan” magazine. People often ask me, “What does that even mean? Why don’t you just call yourselves a non-partisan magazine?” We are by no means a non-partisan magazine. Our writers hail from every political leaning and emphatically express their views without any inhibitions. That’s what makes us unique in a world of journalism in which political publications are quickly pigeonholed into one side or the other. This issue marks our 10th year of existence and I’m incredibly proud that we have stayed true to our ideals.
As CPR is rapidly expanding, we have made it a point to actively engage with student groups and campus politics. To that end, we have collaborated with at least one student group in every issue. We have also started covering campus political events in a new online feature called Political Minutes. If your student group has interest in working with CPR, please reach out to us. There is nothing we take more pride in than serving our campus community.
This past year has been one of the most tumultuous ones that I can recall. Social movements have sprung up all across the world from the Middle East to India to South America to Europe to, without a doubt, here at home in the United States. Some of the most entrenched systems are being resisted and, in some cases, even shaken. The energy and enthusiasm of these movements are palpable – who hasn’t had a conversation or a heated debate with a friend, relative, or stranger about one of the movements?
Last year when the May issue was released, former editor-in-chief Catherine Chong, now graduating, introduced me to the Review’s readership alongside her thoughts on the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull glacier. How fragile, Catherine mused, we all are—nature can still sweep away all of the order and peace of our world, and can do so whenever and however it should like. [...]
I’ve taken up an old habit again recently—I’ve found someone on this campus to play a good round of billiards with (or pool, or snooker, or what have you). And it has been the most enlightening experience of my recent collegiate career. Humor me here, friends, and read along. Writing is a limited medium: we can only present a singular [...]
We’re bringing sexy back. That is the point of this issue. But backing up a bit from that (slightly racy) conclusion. When we accepted pitches for this issue, we were presented with one that inadvertently posed a question about the way the news works: Should reader demand and consumption drive the content of news? Being members, to varying degrees and [...]
Amidst my morning ablutions, running about this morning buttoning a shirt with half of a bagel hanging out of my mouth, hurrying off to set these words to press, my flatmate stopped me in my rush. She was reading the news and wanted to know why it seemed like so many people were suddenly ending up in mining accidents. “Well, [...]
As the final issue of CPR was going to press, volcanic ash was still spewing out of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland and bringing much of our globalized world to a relative standstill. When I first heard the news, I couldn’t help but laugh. The idea of ash covering huge swathes of land was simply ludicrous to me.