Twomey: Banning laptops hurts the environment

Junior Madeline Twomey, a major in political communication, argues that professors who do not allow students to use laptops in class are hurting the environment.

As a self-proclaimed hippie – my first concert was Woodstock ’99 – my daily routine includes squeezing my toothpaste with a clothespin to make sure I get the last toothbrush’s worth, and perpetually refusing bags at CVS, even before the fee. In short: I try to live a green life.

So when I walked into one of my classes this semester, I was appalled to find out the professor had a “no laptop” policy in our discussion section, and we were subsequently required to print out three or four lengthy articles each week.

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