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GANS: Fish Down Under gets a sunburn

GANS: Fish Down Under gets a sunburn

I’m sitting in my brand new apartment in Sydney, Australia, eating half a box of Tim Tams as I try to push past my writer’s block. My thoughts are, to say the least, a little scattered. The beginning of a study abroad semester feels like freshman year all over again ­— full of the feeling of anxiety-filled happiness, when everything […]

By Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Candidates clueless on foreign affairs, voters must care

YANK-JACOBS: Candidates clueless on foreign affairs, voters must care

The global problems facing the next president include dealing with North Korean nuclear ambitions, holding Iran to the terms of the nuclear deal, maritime conflict in the South China Sea and a massive proxy war with a complex web of alliances in Syria and Iraq. Yet many popular presidential candidates fail to display an understanding of foreign affairs. American voters […]

By Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: Free speech threatened in Mexico, abroad

RENNER: Free speech threatened in Mexico, abroad

A female reporter was dragged from her home in Mexico by gunmen Monday night, NBC reported. Anabel Flores Salazar was a crime reporter in Veracruz, Mexico. This means that she is extremely aware of criminal activity in Mexico — an intimidating job description, to say the least. In Veracruz alone, 15 journalists have been murdered in the last six years. […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: DeRay Mckesson for Baltimore mayor bolsters Black Lives Matter

GAMADES: DeRay Mckesson for Baltimore mayor bolsters Black Lives Matter

In all the commotion surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential primaries, another smaller but important U.S. election made news but was lost among the endless commentary on both the Democratic and Republican nominating contests. DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the Black Lives Matter movement, is running for mayor of Baltimore. This is a big deal for a city that spent […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance put femininity first

BURSTEIN: Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance put femininity first

I don’t follow football much, but I love the Super Bowl. It’s an excuse for me to hang out with my friends and consume disgusting amounts of guacamole, mozzarella sticks and mini hotdogs. Don’t lie to me and say your mouth didn’t just start watering. I always look forward to the ridiculous commercials, and sometimes I even watch the actual […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
REMILLARD: Waterboarding is torture, contrary to GOP candidates’ claims

REMILLARD: Waterboarding is torture, contrary to GOP candidates’ claims

Is waterboarding torture? Yes. Unequivocally. Now, before I go into the argument, let’s get some logistics out of the way. First, why are we talking about this? During Saturday’s final Republican debate before the New Hampshire primary, moderator David Muir posed the following question to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: “Is waterboarding torture?” Cruz responded, “Well, under the definition of torture, […]

By Christopher Remillard· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Skip Valentine’s Day pressures

TENTINDO: Skip Valentine’s Day pressures

Romance is in the air, and it’s not because every news reporter is telling us to “Netflix and chill” during snowstorms. Valentine’s Day is upon us. The complicated holiday celebrates love, romance and a saint historically unrelated to those two things. No matter the background of the holiday, Feb. 14 is intimidating for those who are single, in a blossoming […]

By Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: Roosh V’s misogyny must be ignored

RENNER: Roosh V’s misogyny must be ignored

A group of misogynists was scheduled to meet Friday at the Paul Revere statue in Boston’s North End. This meeting has since been canceled due to safety concerns. This was only one of 165 meetings planned worldwide of a backward, self-proclaimed cult led by a man named Daryush Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V. Though the BBC described Valizadeh as […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
REMILLARD: Democrats could learn from GOP caucus results

REMILLARD: Democrats could learn from GOP caucus results

It has not been a good year for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Days after announcing he was running for president — way back on June 15, 2015 — NBC published a poll showing Bush as the frontrunner, five points ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a then-crowded 16-person GOP race. Seven months later, Walker is long gone, and […]

By Christopher Remillard· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Our celebrity hate culture is sexist

TENTINDO: Our celebrity hate culture is sexist

Donald Trump probably hates Megyn Kelly. If not, then he wants everyone to think he does. After FOX News denied his request to remove Megyn Kelly as a debate moderator, Trump boycotted the Jan. 28 Republican debate. As a result, Kelly moderated the debate, Trump held a protest and Trump’s supporters hurled sexist insults at Kelly online. What exactly did […]

By Will Tentindo· · 2 comments · Columns, Opinion