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BONADIES: TV might be facing a death sentence, thanks to the Internet

BONADIES: TV might be facing a death sentence, thanks to the Internet

Television as we know it is dying. It certainly had its golden age, but its best days are behind it. It is suffering from chronically low ratings and high rates of cancellation at the changing of the seasons. Cause of death: the Internet. TV executives know full well that midnight is coming for their medium, while online creators are making […]

by Ben Bonadies· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BENNAIM: Maybe it’s time to give farm-raised organs a try

BENNAIM: Maybe it’s time to give farm-raised organs a try

One of the worst situations in life is that of the patient waiting for an organ transplant. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, there were about 120,000 Americans waiting for organ transplants in 2013, and only about 29,000 of them actually received a transplant. The main reason the discrepancy is so large is that there […]

by Amid Bennaim· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Sanders’ impassioned rhetoric can’t run the country

GAMADES: Sanders’ impassioned rhetoric can’t run the country

I have a love/hate relationship with political discourse on Facebook. It’s my guilty pleasure. It doesn’t matter if it’s half-baked propaganda or relevant commentary. I check it all out. Sometimes I even comment. I can’t help myself. And normally I wouldn’t bother making note of something I saw on my newsfeed, but I was overwhelmed with the barrage of arguments […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Communication breakdown

WILSHERE: Communication breakdown

I told him frankly that he was terrible at texting. “I know,” he said, hiding mischief in his smile, something I would both fall for and fall out of favor with. “I’ll call you tonight.” Calling? How archaic. He nevertheless did call, and I naturally panicked at verbal communication and let it go to voicemail. I figured I’d let him […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: No matter the reason for the pink, NFL breast cancer awareness is important

RENNER: No matter the reason for the pink, NFL breast cancer awareness is important

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, no one is immune from Pinktober. Not even football fans. Those who tune in on Sundays, Mondays or Thursdays in October are well aware of the NFL’s campaign: “A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives,” which “reminds women 40 and older about the importance of having an annual mammogram.” Ah, yes. Women 40 […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BENNAIM: Slavery is alive in sex trafficking of children

BENNAIM: Slavery is alive in sex trafficking of children

Slavery in America should have died in 1865 with the end of the Civil War. Unfortunately, we still hear about human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and these forms of slavery are almost impossible to stop. Whether the victim comes from some American suburb that should be considered safe or a war-torn, lawless land, taking a person by force and making […]

by Amid Bennaim· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: My nose piercing doesn’t define me

BURSTEIN: My nose piercing doesn’t define me

I’ve never really been a rebellious person. Throughout high school and my freshman year of college, I was pretty boring (and, let’s face it, I still am). I was always known in my small New Jersey suburb as quiet, sweet and harmless, and when I decided to get my nose pierced this September, I never expected a strong reaction. Well, […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
MINTZ: Study finds anorexia born out of habit

MINTZ: Study finds anorexia born out of habit

I said a few weeks ago that I would never write about my eating disorder again, but sometimes fate intervenes when you least expect it — like when I made an earnest pledge to stop giving anorexia and all it has taken from me so much attention. But on Monday, I was scrolling through Twitter, as usual, when something caught […]

by Casey Mintz· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion, Uncategorized
WILSHERE: Playing “The Ex Games”

WILSHERE: Playing “The Ex Games”

No breakup is ever easy. I learned this after the end of my freshman year of college when I bid my boo-thang adieu with a very sly, “Okay kid, don’t be a stranger.” He would be graduating and venturing into the real world, and I would be returning to my bagel-filled summer days on the north shore of Long Island. […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: “Wrong drugs” used in death penalty case spark questions

GAMADES: “Wrong drugs” used in death penalty case spark questions

Imagine my surprise last spring when the last person to testify in the Boston Marathon bombing trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was someone I had portrayed in a high school play. Sister Helen Prejean is a Roman Catholic nun and anti-capital punishment advocate who speaks to inmates on death row before their executions. If the name sounds familiar, you may have […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion