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BURSTEIN: Donald Trump mishandles Ted Cruz’s infidelity rumors, offends women

BURSTEIN: Donald Trump mishandles Ted Cruz’s infidelity rumors, offends women

The National Enquirer claimed Wednesday that it received confirmation of presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s affairs with five different women, including a prostitute, a teacher and coworkers. When the accusations were released, they spurred an immediate reaction from Cruz, including a claim that the story was planted by “Donald Trump and his henchmen,” according to The Daily Beast. Coincidentally, the National […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 10 comments · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: How well can we really know someone?

WILSHERE: How well can we really know someone?

Recently, I was floored by some new information I heard from a friend about an ex. I do not wish to incriminate him, though I don’t think he would think twice about it, but it affirmed my post-breakup belief that he is a terrible person. This side of him was never shown to me during our time together, so I […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Paul Ryan’s speech shows commitment to common ground

YANK-JACOBS: Paul Ryan’s speech shows commitment to common ground

Jack Kemp, former secretary of Housing and Urban Development and a conservative hero throughout the Reagan, Bush and Clinton eras, once said, “The purpose of politics is not to defeat your opponent as much as it is to provide superior leadership and better ideas than the opposition.” This quote seems to encapsulate Kemp’s legacy — one of optimistic, aspirational leadership. […]

by Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Diversity, not Donald Trump, is Emory University’s real problem

EDITORIAL: Diversity, not Donald Trump, is Emory University’s real problem

Emory University students launched protests against pro-Donald Trump chalk messages that appeared around the university’s campus in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, The Washington Post reported. Students have said these chalk messages were not politically motivated, but were instead meant to intimidate Emory’s minority student population. Emory University President James Wagner released a statement Tuesday in which he promised the school […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Columns, Editorial
RENNER: North Carolina’s anti-trans restroom law only discriminates

RENNER: North Carolina’s anti-trans restroom law only discriminates

On Wednesday, North Carolina legislators passed a bill on public restroom usage. The bill requires transgender people to use the restroom assigned to the gender that matches the one on their birth certificate, with no exceptions. Despite how intrusive and gross this is, it’s also insanely stupid. According to The New York Times, the bill was passed by a purely […]

by Elise Renner· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
NADEL:  Gendering issues reflected in language

NADEL: Gendering issues reflected in language

The most frustrating aspect, to me, about learning Spanish has been memorizing feminine and masculine nouns and adjectives. This is nothing new for many romance language speakers, but as a native English speaker, this is unfamiliar. Because all romance languages are derived from Latin, many have adopted its triple gender distinction: feminine, masculine and neuter. The neuter form does not […]

by Olivia Nadel· · 21 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: But will you be Ankara?

GAMADES: But will you be Ankara?

A terrorist attack shook Brussels early Tuesday, leaving at least 31 people dead and injuring hundreds more. The Islamic State group quickly took responsibility for the violence, adding yet another major metropolitan center to the targets they’ve hit. Bombings at the city’s international airport and a subway station adjacent to the European Union headquarters came on the heels of the […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 3 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: It could be more Greek, to me

TENTINDO: It could be more Greek, to me

Boston University is a long, slim campus with small gathering places that are increasingly being taken over by buildings (R.I.P. COM Lawn), and our community is made up, for the most part, of those with no interest in sports and Greek life. True, a minority of students are involved in Greek life and turnout at our major sports games is […]

by Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Turkey and European Union deal puts politics before refugees

YANK-JACOBS: Turkey and European Union deal puts politics before refugees

In 2015, 850,000 Syrian refugees gained access to Greece, and thereby Europe, via the Aegean Sea, according to The Guardian. Under immense political pressure to quell the refugee flow, European Union leaders concluded a deal with Turkey on Friday meant to make this option less viable to refugees, The Guardian reported. Under the terms of the deal, refugees landing in […]

by Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish Down Under questions striking for journalism

GANS: Fish Down Under questions striking for journalism

When I tell most people that “Newsies” is my favorite musical, I’m usually greeted with an eye roll that simultaneously says, “Wow, what a corny choice” and, “I’m entirely unsurprised that your favorite musical is about journalism.” But the reason I worship the ground those newsies walk on is more than just my career choice. “Newsies,” set in the 1890s, […]

by Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion