Editorial

EDITORIAL: Broadway diversity could influence change in Hollywood

EDITORIAL: Broadway diversity could influence change in Hollywood

This year has seen a slew of online activism and backlash surrounding the entertainment industry, specifically prior to the February Academy Awards ceremony that prompted the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. But while the film industry has been flailing in the eyes of consumers and actors alike, Broadway may be humming to a different tune. According to Michael Paulson, one of the […]

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EDITORIAL: Hillary Clinton has right to play “woman card” as Donald Trump suggests

EDITORIAL: Hillary Clinton has right to play “woman card” as Donald Trump suggests

It’s the same old sexism from Trump again. Republican candidate Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of playing the “woman’s card” and said, “If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5 percent of the vote,” in a Q&A session with reporters in New York on Tuesday, The New York Times reported. Trump went on, “If Hillary […]

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EDITORIAL: Snapchat’s support of taking selfies while voting unjustified and ridiculous

EDITORIAL: Snapchat’s support of taking selfies while voting unjustified and ridiculous

Snapchat is fighting for Americans’ right to a good selfie, even if it’s taken in a voting booth. As the overturn on a New Hampshire ban of photos in private polling places is being appealed, Snapchat filed an amicus brief Friday in support of allowing photographs in voting booths, The New York Times reported. There is currently no federal law […]

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EDITORIAL: Virginia governor extends voting rights to felons, validates their humanity

EDITORIAL: Virginia governor extends voting rights to felons, validates their humanity

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order that grants voting rights to all 200,000 convicted felons in the state, The New York Times reported. The state’s constitution previously barred felons from voting since the Civil War. Virginia now allows all felons to vote, as long as they have completed their prison sentences or have earned probation. “People have served […]

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EDITORIAL: Amazon wrongfully excludes Roxbury, minority-heavy cities from same-day shipping

EDITORIAL: Amazon wrongfully excludes Roxbury, minority-heavy cities from same-day shipping

Amazon excludes several neighborhoods with high-minority populations from its Prime same-day delivery service, Bloomberg reported in a Thursday article. Bloomberg compared Amazon’s services with U.S. Census Bureau data and found that the company does not offer its service within predominantly black zip codes within six cities. In Boston, Amazon offers same-day delivery service to all neighborhoods — except Roxbury. That […]

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EDITORIAL: New England opioid crisis should not stall marijuana legalization

EDITORIAL: New England opioid crisis should not stall marijuana legalization

Marijuana legalization advocates are looking for the traditionally liberal-minded New England to legalize marijuana, The New York Times reported. However, the region’s recent opioid crisis is stalling legislation. The opiate crisis killed more than 2,000 people in New England last year, according to the Times. A Vermont bill that originally regulated marijuana usage was passed by the state’s senate in […]

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Fans anticipate the passing of their friend Brian Axelrod, of Massachusetts. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Alcohol optional in Marathon Monday celebration

The Boston Marathon has always been a time for Bostonians to gather together in admiration of the runners’ perseverance and strength. However, for local college students, the day is a celebration of a different kind. Many college students use the day as an excuse to wake up early in the morning and drink until their stomachs revolt. The two sides […]

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EDITORIAL: Charlie Baker’s inconsistent LGBT statements are cowardly

EDITORIAL: Charlie Baker’s inconsistent LGBT statements are cowardly

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was booed offstage at Boston Spirit Magazine’s 10th Annual LGBT Executive Networking Night Wednesday night, because his noncommittal stance on proposed legislation that would protect the transgender community from discrimination, according to a Boston Globe article. Baker refused to take a stand on the controversial bill, which builds on legislation passed by former Gov. Deval Patrick […]

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EDITORIAL: Sexual harassment claims should be viewed as a wake-up call

EDITORIAL: Sexual harassment claims should be viewed as a wake-up call

Two women, Erin Shyr and Maria Currie, filed a complaint on Tuesday against Boston University professor Eric Ruske, claiming sexual harassment and a university’s inability to handle the situation. The complaint issued in Suffolk Superior Court told a story of Ruske’s alleged inappropriate behavior toward both plaintiffs, including unwanted physical contact towards Shyr and sexually charged email and text messages […]

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EDITORIAL: Driverless taxis do not solve Boston’s transportation woes

EDITORIAL: Driverless taxis do not solve Boston’s transportation woes

Since the emergence of science fiction as a genre, children and adults alike have dreamed of driverless cars, perhaps floating through or above metropolises in the distant future. Now, Emilio Frazzoli and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working with their colleagues in Singapore on the Future Urban Mobility project at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and […]

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