This column will be my last as opinion editor for the Commonwealth Times.
The end of the semester is nigh, but how could we end the semester without our annual increase in tuition?
By the nature of the economic system that governs us, nothing is sacrosanct. Nothing lies beyond a coveting hand, whether it’s a slave burial ground or a mom-and-pop shop. Whatever threatens a larger entity’s potential for profits or expansion is consequently threatened.
Whether you’re a celebrity whose ex-partner chooses to release a homemade sex tape to a website in order to make a quick buck or a struggling student who finds a profitable profession to pay for your tuition, having your privacy violated and being digitally exploited can be disastrously easy.
I’ve been a VCU student for about four years now. I understand the university fairly well. I get why funds are allocated the way they are. I know why we don’t have free GRTC bus passes anymore.