Uncensored opinions, straight from the Editors-in-Chief themselves.

Honnold/Mudd Library Hours (Lauren)

As college students, our first lesson is to learn how to balance work and play. One solution to make this easier? Keep the library open 24 hours. Or at least open at a decent hour, especially on the weekend.

The staff assumes we have lives that allow us to party so hard on Saturday nights that we won’t make it to the library before 11 a.m. on Sunday. Seriously, Claremont?

The fact that the library opens after the dining halls do is absurd. While I understand the library will obviously be less full in the wee hours of the morning, overall, it would be extremely beneficial for those of us who want to work in the mornings, those of us who only seem capable of working productively in the library.

Maybe this is the Claremont Colleges’ way of telling us to get some sleep.

Or party harder. Either way, they have no right to determine when we do our homework. The Honnold/Mudd library needs to remain open 24 hours. If this is not in their budget, how about opening at 7 a.m. and close at 2 a.m. Isn’t that reasonable?

SCIAC 2012 (Lauren)

The boys’ swim team was dancing with their shirts off, condoms taped to their wonderfully toned biceps, this weekend. Many Scripps students felt the party was the perfect combination of skeezy and sexy. Congratulations Pomona/ Pitzer Swim and Dive, and thank you for sharing your bodies with the rest of the Claremont community.

Rain, Rain...Shhhhhh (Vritti)

I woke up Monday morning at 5 a.m. to what sounded like hail. It wasn’t. Thankfully. After months of no rain, shouldn’t I, a rain-philic, have been happy? Not really. I need rainboots, because the campus floods (Hint, hint, 5Cs...Figure out how to keep students from missing classes because the lakes—excuse me, puddles— around campus swallowed them up). And with the rain comes the cold. And I don’t have the requisite free time to enjoy the rain....You know, the time to sit in a windowseat and contemplate my life as I gaze out at the rain, a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows warming my hands and OneRepublic (or Adele) providing the soundtrack. A few days later: But where’s all the rain gone? (Imagine that in Jack Sparrow’s voice and it sounds much cooler)

PP/CMS Basketball playoffs (Lauren)

“Safety School!” The correct response? “Pitzer,” of course. Win.

In response to the fact that I got to Ducey at 7:15 p.m. and they weren’t letting in CMS fans, but allowed PP fans in full for 10 minutes before they stopped letting anyone in...WTF?!?! I waited until half time, when people started to leave en masse... still no one. I had to resort to live streaming from the CMC Forum (thanks, by the way, CMC Forum!). CMS, get your shit together. Make a gym that fits everyone, please! (Even if it’s only one game a year, it’s still the most important game ever.)

Rick Santorum & Education (Vritti)

And I quote: “President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There’re good decent men and woman who go out and work hard everyday and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal arts professor that’re trying to indoctrinate them.”

(Yes, that was verbatim. Minus a few “there’res” and “they’res.”) If he’s right, and we’re being indoctrinated, then...please, Mr. Santorum, do us a favor and fire (many folks from) your staff.

The Etiquette Dinner (Vritti)

Yep (I mean, yes), it’s back. Time to learn which fork goes where, how to talk without grossing someone out (with your mouth closed, if that wasn’t obvious), and, most importantly, how to talk to people. I may be a cynic about etiquette, but we could all always use a lesson in good manners. See you there!