Opinion

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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NADEL: Lessons learned abroad

NADEL: Lessons learned abroad

When I first arrived in Ecuador, I felt like I was on another planet. Culture shock is a real thing — and wow, was I uncomfortable with it. Four months later, I still feel like I’m on another planet, but a much better, slightly less uncomfortable one. I’m prepared for how cliché I’m about to seem, but I feel that […]

by Olivia Nadel· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
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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FINAL WORD: Letter from the editor

FINAL WORD: Letter from the editor

As a freshman staff writer and eventual editor, one of my favorite indulgences included rifling through old issues of the FreeP and seeing what that day’s surprise would be. I would laugh at some of the ridiculous advertisements, scoff at the outdated political cartoons and try to find bylines of my esteemed FreeP role models. But mostly, I would read […]

by Samantha J. Gross· · 1 comment · Opinion
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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GAMADES: Ted Cruz and John Kasich alliance futile

GAMADES: Ted Cruz and John Kasich alliance futile

Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced last Sunday that they would team up to stop Donald Trump, adopting a last-ditch philosophy that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Well, kind of. The two candidates’ main purpose in joining forces was to divvy up three of the remaining states where they might have a shot at […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish Down Under finds community through religion

GANS: Fish Down Under finds community through religion

My relationship with religion is a strange one. I go through phases when, like most millennials, religion takes a backseat in my life, and traditional religious observance is nothing more than a mere childhood memory. But I also go through phases — often when I find myself away from home on a Jewish holiday — when I realize that Judaism […]

by Felicia Gans· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” lyrics do not excuse online “Rachel” hate

TENTINDO: Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” lyrics do not excuse online “Rachel” hate

Beyoncé premiered her new album, “Lemonade,” Saturday through HBO in an hour-long visual album format and made it available exclusively on Tidal, the streaming service she owns shares in, until Monday morning. “Lemonade” quickly captured the attention of the world. In “Lemonade,” Beyoncé alludes to a possible affair between her husband, rapper Jay Z, and another woman, whom Beyoncé refers […]

by Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
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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RENNER: Despite opposition, UN Paris Agreement step forward in fighting climate change

RENNER: Despite opposition, UN Paris Agreement step forward in fighting climate change

On Earth Day Friday, 175 world leaders and United Nations Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio met up in New York to do some good for our planet. They gathered to sign the Paris Agreement, a 32-page contract that calls for all nations to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions, The Guardian reported. This lofty yet unspecific goal becomes a precise yet […]

by Elise Renner· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion