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EDITORIAL: Jell-O shots do not cause underage binge drinking

EDITORIAL: Jell-O shots do not cause underage binge drinking

The first nights of freshman year are a blur for many. First friends, first parties, first shots of alcohol. First shots of alcohol because shots are the primary mode of alcohol consumption for underage youths, particularly students. Not Jell-O shots, as a Boston University School of Public Health researcher asserted in a recent study, citing the gelatin-based blobs as a […]

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EDITORIAL: We are students, ruining the lives of Boston residents

EDITORIAL: We are students, ruining the lives of Boston residents

The American dream is always associated with the idea of a suburban home with a white picket fence. The stereotypical home remains a dream, however, as housing policy after housing policy firmly reminds us. San Francisco, a city racked with housing dilemmas, indicated a move in the right direction after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an […]

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EDITORIAL: College is fun, but the road to campus is bumpy

Stepping on a new campus is supposed to be exciting. Exciting because this is a first step to independence. Exciting because you’re finally in control. Exciting because this is going to be really, really fun. Oftentimes these moments are bogged down by the heavy expectations we set for ourselves. Further anchor that with societal pressures, parental “guidance” and the constant […]

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EDITORIAL: Gigi Hadid’s assault is not a prank

EDITORIAL: Gigi Hadid’s assault is not a prank

While walking along the street, a man approaches you from behind, brusquely grabs you and lifts you without warning. You did not expect this act, you did not consent to this act and you do not even know this person. This is assault. Gigi Hadid, internationally renowned model, exited the Max Mara fashion show in Milan on Thursday with sister […]

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EDITORIAL: School lunchrooms, the next American battleground

EDITORIAL: School lunchrooms, the next American battleground

The cafeteria is the most intimidating place in the world for middle schoolers. Everyone is there, everyone is looking and everyone is judging. One wrong move and the stares only intensify. If you’re different in any way and self-conscious about that difference, the cafeteria is a nightmare. However intimidating the lunchroom may be, school lunches are a vital part of […]

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EDITORIAL: It shouldn’t take a Skittles meme to trigger policy conversations

EDITORIAL: It shouldn’t take a Skittles meme to trigger policy conversations

Day in and day out, we have our routines. Our schedule is organized and then completed, to be repeated the next day. We fall into our patterns, and exist in a sort of bubble. It takes certain events to pull us from this haven and remind us that there are things beyond Boston University’s campus that are of great importance. […]

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EDITORIAL: Emmys remind that diversity deserves respect, not humor

EDITORIAL: Emmys remind that diversity deserves respect, not humor

Diversity is an interesting concept. We all know we want it, and no one would ever publicly come out against diversity. Yet, its absence is felt day in and day out, primarily because of self-made structures. Sunday evening’s 68th Emmy Awards were a fleeting moment of acknowledgment of a job well done in terms of equally depicting today’s America. However, […]

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EDITORIAL: New York explosion signifies need for patience, reliance on fact

On Saturday evening, our world was once again rattled by shrapnel, terror and unanswered questions. One follows the other succinctly and without falter. The questions haunt us more often than not, as scary things happen around the world and in our backyards on a seemingly daily basis. The question of how to respond as citizens, as a population and as […]

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EDITORIAL: Debate moderators fail without fact

EDITORIAL: Debate moderators fail without fact

For any TV executives out there, there are a few markers to consider when wondering how well your primetime political special played out. Here’s one: when your host causes more conversation than the candidates do, it didn’t go well. No disrespect meant to NBC News chief (and Boston University alum!) Andrew Lack, but MSNBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum on Sept. 7 did […]

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EDITORIAL: Better rankings only affect those who are coming or have gone

Boston University has been an acclaimed higher education institution for many years, but another trophy for the case never hurts. U.S. News and World Report ranked BU 39th in its 2017 National Universities Rankings Tuesday, moving it up two spots from its previous ranking. “[U.S. News and World Report] recognized all the new laboratories, classroom space, academic support and new […]

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