It’s practically the circle of life for every older generation to look on at the next generation with horror at their newfangled slang, technology, social customs and moral decay. In fourth century B.C., Plato questioned, “What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?” Even an inscription found in a 6000-year-old Egyptian tomb expressed concern for the state of its youth: “We live in a decaying age. Young people no longer respect their parents. They are rude and impatient. They frequently inhabit taverns and have no self-control.”
On Nov. 7, New Yorkers will be invited to vote an opportunity that comes around only once every 20 years: a constitutional convention. Opinions Editor Zoe Patterson knew that the election was coming up--but she credits her awareness to being a 13-year resident of Westchester County, and not to any alerts made by SLC. This minimal effort is nothing new, argues Patterson, and is indicative of a bigger problem the administration has with advertising itself as a "progressive" institution while keeping students in the dark about consequential electoral moments.