Columns

VALLUVAR: A semester in Boston from a Singaporean’s perspective

I landed in the Boston Logan International Airport on a cool Monday evening in August after 23 hours of flying. It was 23 degrees celsius, and the sun was bleeding into the sky in hues of orange and red. Yes, that’s in degrees celsius. Yes, 23 degrees celsius (equivalent to 73 degrees Fahrenheit) is cool for me, and yes, I […]

By Revathi Valluvar· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
HAUSER: In a Grenoble state of mind, Paris state of emergency

HAUSER: In a Grenoble state of mind, Paris state of emergency

Even from across the Atlantic, I am keeping up with American news. This means that I can see that the United States is currently in the midst of debating the balance between security and freedom, as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump prepare for the November election. Airport security lines, online government databases and gun control […]

By Jonathan Hauser· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
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
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
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
HAUSER: Grenoble, C’est La Vie

HAUSER: Grenoble, C’est La Vie

Grenoble, France is not well-known by Americans. It is not often mentioned on the morning news, it rarely makes a blip in Twitter trends and it is not the center of an internationally renowned soccer team. For 21 Boston University students who landed in France on Aug. 28, however, Grenoble is home for the next four months. One of those […]

By Jonathan Hauser· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Marc Jacobs’ cultural appropriation is not art

BURSTEIN: Marc Jacobs’ cultural appropriation is not art

New York Fashion Week, perhaps one of the most notable biannual events, just concluded this past week and will not return until next season. Fashion Week always manages to produce wild runway shows, A-list celebrity sightings and, my personal favorite, loads of pictures of Anna Wintour. However, it’s not always just fun and games, as Fashion Week is often peppered […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion