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Sydney Covitz

Sydney Covitz has 16 articles published.

Caps Not Crosby/Columns/Opinions

A picture of a conservative

Not everyone’s political choices are going to make sense to those around them, and it is easy to vilify others for making decisions with which you do not agree. As an unapologetically staunch Democrat at a largely liberal institution, I find myself surrounded by people who think like myself. It is quite easy for me… Keep Reading

Columns/Opinions

DC Resident Ken Martin’s Journey to Housing

Housing is something we at Swat take for granted every day. Most of us wake up in dorms where bathrooms that have been cleaned for us are right down the hall.  Most of us don’t wake up each morning grateful for our bed, our window, our floor because we are used to having those things… Keep Reading

Columns/Multimedia/Opinions

Trends in Homelessness

Housing is something we at Swat take for granted every day. Most of us wake up in dorms where bathrooms that have been cleaned for us are right down the hall.  Most of us don’t wake up each morning grateful for our bed, our window, our floor because we are used to having those things… Keep Reading

Columns/Op-Eds/Opinions

Sometimes, Swatties could use a little SpongeBob

I’ll admit that Swat and SpongeBob, although alliterative, are not at all synonymous. Though maybe, in some ways, they should be. We are six weeks into the semester, and an aggregate of stress can be found formulating in the basement of Cornell Library. Sleep-deprived Swatties dragging their feet to 8 a.m. classes and running on… Keep Reading

Columns/Op-Eds/Opinions

Why study English?

When I tell people outside of Swat’s intellectual community that I want to be a Computer Science and English Literature double major, the response is usually something along the lines of, “Why study English?” The first time this happened, I was slightly taken aback. Why did I have to justify a passion for literature when… Keep Reading

Columns/Opinions

Washington DC’s long history of disenfranchisement needs to end

Washington, D.C. should be a state. Period. Taxation without representation has a long history in America dating back to our nation’s inception. After all, it was King George III’s refusal to grant the colonists representatives in Britain’s Parliament that sparked iconic events such as the Boston Tea Party and our Revolutionary War. Although citizens of… Keep Reading

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