You know how I can't resist picking on a terrifically bad Maroon editorial, right? I know I've graduated, and I should move on, but the Maroon is just too excellent a venue to leave behind. So I feel compelled to draw attention to this fine policy proposal: Since getting good grades takes too much time away from my social life, let's just get rid of grades.
Because we all know that grades are arbitrary, right? For example, people who study more, get, on average, better ones. People who dedicate themselves wholly to extracurriculars or hanging out or reading everything except what's assigned get, on average, worse ones. See--totally arbitrary! Injustice! School should be about doing things that you like when you like, and not being held accountable in any way. That's why, instead of grades, we should have written evaluations. That way, when you haven't done any of the course reading by the end of the quarter because you were too busy organizing your club and spending time with your family and attending workshops and lectures, your professor, rather than giving you an F, can instead write, "This student clearly did none of the reading, showed no interest in the subject, and deserves to fail the course." Progress!