Editorial

EDITORIAL: Diversity course requirements an important, necessary step

EDITORIAL: Diversity course requirements an important, necessary step

Beware, racist fraternity boys: your worst nightmare has arrived. The University of California, Los Angeles passed a measure Friday that would require most incoming freshmen and transfer students to take a class on diversity as part of their core requirements. The measure was widely approved by the Faculty Senate, which is made up of all faculty members on campus. The […]

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EDITORIAL: Encouraging teenage pregnancy won’t cure economic hardships

EDITORIAL: Encouraging teenage pregnancy won’t cure economic hardships

As students, nearly all of us have been through the much-dreaded-but-entirely-necessary entity that is middle school Health and Sexual Education Class. We sat awkwardly in rows beside the classmates we had known for out entire lives, and listened to our unenthusiastic physical education teachers lecture on the male and female anatomies, condoms and those dreaded sexually transmitted diseases. While the sole […]

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EDITORIAL: The Price of Thin

EDITORIAL: The Price of Thin

The “price of thin” usually refers to the effort put into counting calories, hitting the gym or taking more drastic measures to reach a certain weight. But in France, the fashion capital of the world, the government has quite literally assigned a price to excessive thinness. The French legislature passed a bill Friday that bans those with a Body Mass […]

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EDITORIAL: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Learning

EDITORIAL: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Learning

Regardless of how one comes to receive it, an education from an institution like Boston University is a tremendous privilege. Like many tremendous privileges, it’s afforded to very few people. What’s not a tremendous privilege, though, is education in general. Education in general is a basic right, and like many basic rights, it’s sadly also afforded to very few people. […]

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EDITORIAL: Rolling Stone Gathers No Sympathy

EDITORIAL: Rolling Stone Gathers No Sympathy

On Sunday, the Columbia Journalism Review released a report on Rolling Stone’s infamous 2014 story “Rape on Campus,” hacking out each wrongdoing, mistake and omission the writer made in her reporting of what she believed to be a true account of “Jackie,” the pseudonymous University of Virginia freshman at the center of the feature. Though the story told in “A […]

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EDITORIAL: Trustees Should Trust Us

EDITORIAL: Trustees Should Trust Us

When polls for Student Government elections opened on March 30, students may or may not have noticed a frankly worded referendum underneath the candidates’ names: “Should Boston University divest (stop investing in) the fossil fuel industry?” The question itself had its start in the Feb. 1 meeting of the Student Government Senate, where leaders from Students for a Just and […]

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EDITORIAL: Too soon for a Boston Marathon movie

EDITORIAL: Too soon for a Boston Marathon movie

Boston native Mark Wahlberg has strong ties to this city, some more positive than others. He’s a world-famous celebrity who shows his Boston pride any chance he gets. And now he’s set to make a movie of one of Boston’s most tragic events, the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013. The movie, backed by CBS Films and called “Patriot’s Day,” lists […]

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EDITORIAL: True BU for Student Government

EDITORIAL: True BU for Student Government

When sitting down and thinking about what matters most to us when it comes to the next Student Government executive board, a few things come to mind: transparency, reliability, dedication, diversity and concern for our safety as Boston University students. And honestly, after hearing from each slate about their ideas and goals, we feel that all three slates running for positions […]

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EDITORIAL: TIDAL won’t make waves

EDITORIAL: TIDAL won’t make waves

On Monday morning, several artists, including Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, changed their Twitter and Instagram icons to a plain, bright turquoise blue box. They all used the hashtag #TIDALforALL. Many theories began to crop up on social media, with people predicting everything from a huge collaboration song to a multi-artist album, but TIDAL is actually a music streaming […]

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EDITORIAL: All for Voting and Voting for All

EDITORIAL: All for Voting and Voting for All

On Wednesday, the Ohio Senate approved a two-year transportation budget plan that would cost the state over $7 billion, and the high-stakes cost isn’t the only controversy. The bill explains several new programs for the Ohio Department of Transportation and a few other agencies, and outlines how the money allotted to them is to be spent. The plan, called HB […]

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