Columns

RENNER: Chariot for Women is undermining positives of ride-sharing

RENNER: Chariot for Women is undermining positives of ride-sharing

A former Uber driver and his wife are launching a car service in Boston exclusively for females. As an alternative to services like Uber and Lyft, Chariot for Women “was born to ensure safety, comfort and pleasure as well as giving back to female-focused charities and foundations through our transportation services,” according to the startup’s website. It would only hire […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Affordable housing is necessary for Cambridge’s health

YANK-JACOBS: Affordable housing is necessary for Cambridge’s health

The City of Cambridge’s story since the late 1970s revolves largely around the influx of biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms — particularly in the Kendall Square area — whose presence has increased the population and caused high-skilled labor to displace middle- and low-income workers. These pressures increased housing prices drastically, thereby creating a loop that further locked out working families and […]

By Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 2 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton too nice for media

GAMADES: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton too nice for media

Will the 2016 primary season ever end? After what seems like 100 years of campaigning, debates and petty fighting, we’re rolling toward the finish line. If the Republican race was a fictional TV drama — and admittedly, it has felt like one at times — we’d be approaching its heavily advertised two-part finale. Whether or not Donald Trump becomes the […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
MARTIN: Advertisements are infiltrating our every move

MARTIN: Advertisements are infiltrating our every move

The 21st century is an era fascinated with and centered on the vast amount of growth in the technology industry. Science benefits from new computing powers and new sources of energy. Accessing a variety of cultures and connecting with people is simple and fun thanks to the Internet and social media. Even entertainment is moving away from the physical world […]

By Ellis Martin· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Boston University’s Student Health Services lacks quality

TENTINDO: Boston University’s Student Health Services lacks quality

Most would agree that health at college is usually compromised to prioritize school, work or social lives. Personally, when I feel sick, I either ignore it and pass it off as seasonal allergies or crumble to snotty pieces. Recently, Boston University’s Student Health Services, especially its mental health services, has been criticized as being underwhelming. SHS has almost become a […]

By Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: College is a montage of gratifying moments

BURSTEIN: College is a montage of gratifying moments

I’ve always been a very sentimental person. I cried at my last eighth grade dance because leaving the comfort of my middle school and transitioning to the big, scary high school meant that everything was going to change. I was one of those people. I felt nostalgic and grateful rather than completely ready to move on when we were finishing […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Fighting the stigma of the singular

WILSHERE: Fighting the stigma of the singular

The more I attend my class on gender studies in the media, the more skeptical I am of perceptions of relationships. Running on a low amount of sleep, multiple cups of coffee, spinach artichoke dip from Late Night Kitchen and a stomach filled with regret, I wrote an essay about the perceptions of single people. Single people are those who, […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Panama Papers expose global tax evasion, could spur change

GAMADES: Panama Papers expose global tax evasion, could spur change

It sounds like the exposition for a tech thriller novel. The biggest data leak in history. The world’s rich and powerful exposed for hiding their massive wealth in offshore corporations to evade taxes. The only thing missing is a central plotline about a young, misunderstood genius hacker. Throw in some death threats and a romance, and you’ve just about got […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
MARTIN: eSports can compete with traditional sports

MARTIN: eSports can compete with traditional sports

It’s about time that sports evolve. I’m talking about the ever-growing world of eSports. Competitive video gaming has been around for a long time, but with popularity rising with the advancement of technology, eSports might find themselves mainstream pretty soon. Thank goodness, I say. Of course, there will always be people who don’t have the plasticity to admit gaming is […]

By Ellis Martin· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Air France demands respect for other cultures with headscarf request

BURSTEIN: Air France demands respect for other cultures with headscarf request

This past week, Air France faced backlash from its female crewmembers after requesting that they wear more modest clothing during flights to Iran and put on a “loose-fitting jacket and headscarf” before getting off the plane at the Tehran airport, The Guardian reported. The airline has not offered flights to Iran in eight years, but it decided in January to […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion