It has been a rainy and cold semester, so why not sit inside and enjoy the Purple? A lot has been happening on campus, and, like the rain, that trend will likely continue.
In this issue, the Purple covers several newsworthy topics, including a follow-up on SoCo and their New York Times article, the renaming of Thompson Union as the Biehl Commons for its renovation, and the Aiken Taylor Award winner Nikky Finney.
I’d like to point out Amelia Leaphart’s (C’23) great article on the new New York City study away program. Amelia is a great writer and has already done a lot of good work for the Purple. Dakota Collins’ (C’23) opinions piece on the stereotypes of southern accents is not only well-written, but necessary for all of us who drop our g’s. Seif Selim (C’23) wrote for the Purple for the first time this issue, and his review of the film 1917 makes me hope that the SUT screens it soon. Also check out the News Briefs section from some off-the-mountain news, including Bernie Sanders’ ascendancy in the Democratic primaries, flooding in Mississippi, and the Oscar-winning film Parasite, which unsurprisingly Donald Trump doesn’t like.
Spring Break is closer than you think. Until then, enjoy these pages.