Editorial

EDITORIAL: Success Academy’s “Got to Go” misses the point of education, discipline

EDITORIAL: Success Academy’s “Got to Go” misses the point of education, discipline

The Success Academy charter school system in New York has often been questioned for their practices of supposedly “weeding out” problematic students who they would like to see leave the program. Now, The New York Times has found files and completed interviews with current and former Success employees that might prove the suspicions true. According to the Times, the system […]

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EDITORIAL: All we should offer the Snow family is our sympathy

EDITORIAL: All we should offer the Snow family is our sympathy

Many of us dream of watching our children grow up some day. Julianna Snow’s parents don’t have that option. Julianna is a 5-year-old girl from Oregon who suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an incurable neurodegenerative disorder that will inevitably lead to her death. But Julianna and her parents, Michelle Moon and Steve Snow, have decided that the next time infection strikes, […]

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EDITORIAL: Rockefeller Foundation’s “Hamilton” grant gives students unforeseen chance to “rise up”

EDITORIAL: Rockefeller Foundation’s “Hamilton” grant gives students unforeseen chance to “rise up”

Students in low-income school districts around New York will be given the chance of a lifetime in early 2016: they will be seeing the continually sold-out production of “Hamilton” for the #Ham4Ham price of only $10. How is this possible, you might ask? According to Playbill.com, producer Jeffrey Seller and the Rockefeller Foundation announced Tuesday that the foundation will be […]

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EDITORIAL: We can always do more for the homeless

EDITORIAL: We can always do more for the homeless

Boston University’s campus has many staples: the million-dollar dining hall on Bay State Road, the stunning views of Boston from 33 Harry Agganis Way, the BMWs and Mercedes outside of the Questrom School of Business. And then there was Melvin, the homeless man that lived in the nook next to City Convenience in Kenmore Square. As we rushed to and […]

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EDITORIAL: “You’re welcome” sounds fine to us

EDITORIAL: “You’re welcome” sounds fine to us

Have you ever said “you’re welcome” to someone who has thanked you? Hopefully, all of us have. But apparently, the phrase carries with it a negative connotation. New Hampshire teacher Murray McClellan had a conversation with his family this week in regards to saying “you’re welcome,” he wrote in The Boston Globe. McClellan’s son and his girlfriend, Jenna, agreed that […]

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EDITORIAL: Where in our transcripts does it say we’re coddled?

EDITORIAL: Where in our transcripts does it say we’re coddled?

We’ve all been accused of having “easy” days. The common idea is that we wake up at 11 a.m., stroll out of our luxurious apartments, go to class for four hours, come home and crawl right back into bed with our headphones and Netflix subscriptions. But let’s call this what it is: a misconception. For many of us, our college […]

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EDITORIAL: Fight against wage gap in Hollywood may inspire others to fight for rights

EDITORIAL: Fight against wage gap in Hollywood may inspire others to fight for rights

By now, most of us have heard that the Oct. 13 edition of the Lenny Letter, Lena Dunham’s e-newsletter, included a letter penned by famed actress Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence used the letter as a platform to address wage inequality in Hollywood, stating that she “got mad” at herself for not standing up for fair wage when her contract for the […]

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EDITORIAL: Op-eds are free speech, don’t reflect values of an entire newspaper

EDITORIAL: Op-eds are free speech, don’t reflect values of an entire newspaper

All of us have at some point read an extremely powerful op-ed piece or letter to the editor in response to a hot-button issue in the media. These pieces are sent to the letters inbox at various publications by outside writers, and are published with editorial discretion. Sometimes, the piece may change opinions about something and create conversation. Other times, […]

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EDITORIAL: Sexual assault “Yes Means Yes” legislation necessary in understanding consent and the accused

EDITORIAL: Sexual assault “Yes Means Yes” legislation necessary in understanding consent and the accused

Here at The Daily Free Press and, in many cases, at Boston University in general, it seems as though we are constantly sitting down to talk about sexual assault. We’ve done so with regard to letters to the editor, sexual assault cases in Greek life and, most recently, BU’s sexual misconduct survey. But we wouldn’t be talking about it if the […]

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EDITORIAL: Millennials deserve respect, too

EDITORIAL: Millennials deserve respect, too

As college students of what has been deemed the millennial generation — a group that is so broadly defined and yet so definitively stereotyped — we are forced to stand up for ourselves and our career decisions seemingly more so than any other generations past. We are called lazy and told we are uncommitted, unable to handle the work given […]

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