Articles by Alyssa Ratledge (6)


Kroeber ’11, Ratledge ’11: Pro-lifers fail to provide alternatives

April 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Before spring break, Sarah Gassel ’12 bravely wrote in her column (“The case for infant rights,” March 18) about her personal relationship with abortion, making a case for adoption over abortion and criticizing Planned Parenthood for not providing sufficient adoption support services. Not many of us would disagree that giving […]


Alyssa Ratledge ’11: Sex crimes, complacency and complicity

October 29, 2010 1 comment

Rape is a crime. This is not a question and it is not up for debate.


Ratledge ’11: Plastic or plastic?

February 4, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Once it was over, I discovered something even more perplexing than textbook markup: I was required to take a plastic bag.


Alyssa Ratledge ’11: Do you know what today is?

November 11, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Unless they notice the ceremony on their way to Lincoln Field, most students will likely go about their Wednesdays without reflecting for even a moment of the importance of Veterans Day.


Alyssa Ratledge ’11: Lawyers won’t kill IR

April 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Since the publication of a scathing article on Interim Director of the Watson Institute David Kennedy ’76 (“Watson director’s unpopular agenda draws ire,” March 16), several Herald letters and columns have stepped up to defend Kennedy from personal criticism. Few, however, challenged the article’s angle: that it is somehow distasteful for Watson to hire legal studies professors and provide law-themed classes. Perhaps if Kennedy were suddenly forcing every international relations student to be pre-law, I could understand such an attitude, but short of that, what’s the problem?


Ratledge ’11: Hey, Senator! Leave them kids alone!

April 9, 2009 Comments are Disabled

For 1,700 poor elementary school students in Washington, D.C., the best chance for a quality education ended last week. Despite entreaties from Education Secretary Arne Duncan and even President Barack Obama himself, the Senate used the omnibus spending bill to eliminate the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program by the 2009-10 school year.