This edition’s editorial stance is regarding Newt Gingrich’s visit to Hood on April 2. The board agrees that the presence of a political figure, especially a presidential candidate, regardless of his or her opinions, is a positive reflection of a liberal arts education.
The fact that Gingrich is politically and socially conservative does not create any type of conflict with Hood’s mission or ideals. It’s illogical to argue that a liberal arts institution shouldn’t host conservative guests. On the contrary, the point of a liberal arts education is to expose oneself to as many possible viewpoints and make informed conclusions. Gingrich’s visit to Hood created a necessary and beneficial dialogue about topical issues.
Catherine Collins, editor-in-chief
Stacey Axler, news editor
Vesper Arnett, lifestyle editor
Maegan Green, sports editor
Josie Wawrzyniak, advertising manager
Katrina Castner, web editor