We are in a "war on cancer," and the money-making cancer industry talks about never giving up hope. I want to know to what end we should have that hope. We don't have to give up hope, but we need to communicate honestly about cancer.
With students focusing on other aspects of college life, it looks like that fight-for-a-cause activism has burned out. If we chose to unite on a single issue that affects a large percentage of the student body, we would have much more success in actually making a difference.
While several states are suing the federal government to block health care reform and dragging their feet on implementing any part of it, Vermont this week will be taking a giant leap in the other direction.