With graduation approaching, the Sarah Lawrence community is excited to hear filmmaker J.J. Abrams (’88) talk as this year’s commencement speaker. As a follow up to The Phoenix’s “Excitement Increases Over J.J. Abrams (‘88) as This Year's Commencement Speaker,” the school paper interviewed Abrams on his career, his time at SLC, and advice for students:
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.