Opinion

OP-ED: Clarification on funding from the Allocations Board Chair

OP-ED: Clarification on funding from the Allocations Board Chair

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. Due to the recent Daily Free Press article written about the Allocations Board and our funding decisions this semester, many of you have heard of us, perhaps even for the first time. Unfortunately, if this was your first encounter with the […]

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EDITORIAL: Jell-O shots do not cause underage binge drinking

EDITORIAL: Jell-O shots do not cause underage binge drinking

The first nights of freshman year are a blur for many. First friends, first parties, first shots of alcohol. First shots of alcohol because shots are the primary mode of alcohol consumption for underage youths, particularly students. Not Jell-O shots, as a Boston University School of Public Health researcher asserted in a recent study, citing the gelatin-based blobs as a […]

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STROINSKI: After debate, there is absolutely no contest

STROINSKI: After debate, there is absolutely no contest

On one end of the spectrum, we have a nontraditional, outsider candidate. Donald Trump is a seasoned businessman, born into and raised from privilege. He knows a whole lot about running a business, as I’m sure you’ve heard, but he’s new to politicking. And he’s incredibly bad at it. On the other end is an experienced, eloquent candidate, supported by […]

By Anna Stroinski· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
JOHNSTON: Both sides lost the debate

JOHNSTON: Both sides lost the debate

A quick glance at Snapchat last night and one thing was for certain; nearly everyone and their brother tuned into one of the major news networks to catch a glimpse of history unfolding in the form of nasty arguments and political unrest. A few days ago, syndicated political pundit Charles Krauthammer imagined these next few presidential debates to be the […]

By Andrew Johnston· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
KAVANAGH: “The Pitch” provides crucial female representation

KAVANAGH: “The Pitch” provides crucial female representation

Every so often, I crave good television. After hours of back-to-back viewings of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” and marathons of Freeform’s interchangeable teen dramas, I find myself longing for a meaningful television show that actually has a message to share with its viewers. On Thursday night, Fox brought us just that. The series premiere of the hour-long drama […]

By Kayla Kavanagh· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: We are students, ruining the lives of Boston residents

EDITORIAL: We are students, ruining the lives of Boston residents

The American dream is always associated with the idea of a suburban home with a white picket fence. The stereotypical home remains a dream, however, as housing policy after housing policy firmly reminds us. San Francisco, a city racked with housing dilemmas, indicated a move in the right direction after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an […]

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LAUNGJESSADAKUN: A complicated relationship with “For Your Consideration” campaigns

LAUNGJESSADAKUN: A complicated relationship with “For Your Consideration” campaigns

Let’s put the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ whitewashing and racism controversy aside for a second. This is an issue that I am personally very tired of, and one that has been covered by many experts across different platforms. During the last few years of high school, around a week or so before the Oscars each year, I […]

By Michael Laungjessadakun· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
The Boston University Alan & Sherry Leventhal Center houses the University's admissions reception center. PHOTO BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

EDITORIAL: College is fun, but the road to campus is bumpy

Stepping on a new campus is supposed to be exciting. Exciting because this is a first step to independence. Exciting because you’re finally in control. Exciting because this is going to be really, really fun. Oftentimes these moments are bogged down by the heavy expectations we set for ourselves. Further anchor that with societal pressures, parental “guidance” and the constant […]

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BERMAN: There’s a debate topic in there somewhere

BERMAN: There’s a debate topic in there somewhere

If you have kept up with the coverage on the first presidential debate — read every article, listened to every political radio station, watched every evening news program — it still would be easy to miss the substantive topics actually being covered. Outlets tend to make presidential debates into sorts of sports matches. Preparation for the debates is scrutinized, expectations […]

By Max Berman· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Divorce, a necessary evil

WILSHERE: Divorce, a necessary evil

Jennifer and Ben. Nicole and Tom. Brad and Angelina. It seems that the couples we have held so dear to us for years are dissipating before our eyes, falling into the throes of divorce. Everything was quiet on the eve of the news that shook the world, but doom was impending in the morning. “Love is dead,” tweeted distressed men […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion