Articles by: Editors

EDITORIAL: Broadway diversity could influence change in Hollywood

EDITORIAL: Broadway diversity could influence change in Hollywood

This year has seen a slew of online activism and backlash surrounding the entertainment industry, specifically prior to the February Academy Awards ceremony that prompted the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. But while the film industry has been flailing in the eyes of consumers and actors alike, Broadway may be humming to a different tune. According to Michael Paulson, one of the […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Slandering CAMERA won’t foster understanding

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Slandering CAMERA won’t foster understanding

Letters to the Editor do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. The Daily Free Press story “Palestinian student advocates protest festival celebrating Israel Independence Day” quoted a pamphlet distributed by anti-Israel demonstrators charging that the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is “a known […]

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EDITORIAL: Hillary Clinton has right to play “woman card” as Donald Trump suggests

EDITORIAL: Hillary Clinton has right to play “woman card” as Donald Trump suggests

It’s the same old sexism from Trump again. Republican candidate Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of playing the “woman’s card” and said, “If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5 percent of the vote,” in a Q&A session with reporters in New York on Tuesday, The New York Times reported. Trump went on, “If Hillary […]

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EDITORIAL: Snapchat’s support of taking selfies while voting unjustified and ridiculous

EDITORIAL: Snapchat’s support of taking selfies while voting unjustified and ridiculous

Snapchat is fighting for Americans’ right to a good selfie, even if it’s taken in a voting booth. As the overturn on a New Hampshire ban of photos in private polling places is being appealed, Snapchat filed an amicus brief Friday in support of allowing photographs in voting booths, The New York Times reported. There is currently no federal law […]

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EDITORIAL: Virginia governor extends voting rights to felons, validates their humanity

EDITORIAL: Virginia governor extends voting rights to felons, validates their humanity

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order that grants voting rights to all 200,000 convicted felons in the state, The New York Times reported. The state’s constitution previously barred felons from voting since the Civil War. Virginia now allows all felons to vote, as long as they have completed their prison sentences or have earned probation. “People have served […]

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OP-ED: The moral argument for BU to divest its fossil fuel holdings

OP-ED: The moral argument for BU to divest its fossil fuel holdings

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. Boston University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing recently announced that it was recommending divestment of BU’s fossil fuel holdings to the Board of Trustees. Now, the Board must take the only prudent, principled and responsible step: divest. The strongest argument […]

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EDITORIAL: Rise in U.S. suicide rates caused by more than just medical factors

EDITORIAL: Rise in U.S. suicide rates caused by more than just medical factors

Suicide rates in the United States have increased by 24 percent after a steady decline in the 1990s, according to an April analysis run by the National Center for Health Statistics. The rate has specifically risen from 10.5 people out of 100,000 people in 1999 to 13 people out of 100,000 people in 2014. The suicide rate for girls aged […]

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EDITORIAL: Amazon wrongfully excludes Roxbury, minority-heavy cities from same-day shipping

EDITORIAL: Amazon wrongfully excludes Roxbury, minority-heavy cities from same-day shipping

Amazon excludes several neighborhoods with high-minority populations from its Prime same-day delivery service, Bloomberg reported in a Thursday article. Bloomberg compared Amazon’s services with U.S. Census Bureau data and found that the company does not offer its service within predominantly black zip codes within six cities. In Boston, Amazon offers same-day delivery service to all neighborhoods — except Roxbury. That […]

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EDITORIAL: New England opioid crisis should not stall marijuana legalization

EDITORIAL: New England opioid crisis should not stall marijuana legalization

Marijuana legalization advocates are looking for the traditionally liberal-minded New England to legalize marijuana, The New York Times reported. However, the region’s recent opioid crisis is stalling legislation. The opiate crisis killed more than 2,000 people in New England last year, according to the Times. A Vermont bill that originally regulated marijuana usage was passed by the state’s senate in […]

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OP-ED: BU Board of Trustees should vote in favor of ACSRI recommendation of fossil fuel divestment

OP-ED: BU Board of Trustees should vote in favor of ACSRI recommendation of fossil fuel divestment

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. On Wednesday, the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) [publicly] released a statement announcing its recommendation that the Board of Trustees divest Boston University’s endowment from direct investments in coal and tar sands or all companies continuing exploration for additional […]

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