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EDITORIAL: Melania Trump is no Bill Clinton

EDITORIAL: Melania Trump is no Bill Clinton

Melania Trump is a beautiful woman. She has modeled for the likes of British GQ and various European publications, and is therefore used to being in the public eye. But she has remained private to the point of reclusion since her plagiarism incident at the Republican National Convention in July. A Washington Post article noted it was “only Wednesday night — after a […]

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EDITORIAL: Tampons in all bathrooms a step toward intersectionality

EDITORIAL: Tampons in all bathrooms a step toward intersectionality

Menstruation: it’s sort of the elephant in the room for many, with a definite presence but little to no acknowledgement, despite its regularity. Brown University is attempting to change that in a big way. Spearheaded by the Undergraduate Council of Students and representative Viet Nguyen in particular, Brown is not only going beyond addressing the elephant in the room, but […]

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EDITORIAL: Miss America diversifies, but it’s still Miss America

EDITORIAL: Miss America diversifies, but it’s still Miss America

Though we have come leaps and bounds from the days of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, unrealistic expectations of women and their relation to beauty, femininity and tradition are still commonplace. Erin O’Flaherty, hailing from Missouri, is challenging some of those stereotypes by competing in this weekend’s Miss America finale as the first openly lesbian candidate, according to a […]

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EDITORIAL: Microaggressions are rampant, and education is the first step to change

EDITORIAL: Microaggressions are rampant, and education is the first step to change

“It would not be unheard-of for a student to join us from the state of Wisconsin having had zero people of color in their high school,” Dr. Lori Berquam, dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said in a New York Times article. Under Berquam’s leadership, UW-Madison has joined the ranks of campuses becoming more aware of microaggressions, as […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday his choice to endorse the pilot program for body cameras in police forces, but said other issues should be prioritized before body cameras become a necessity. PHOTO COURTESY TASER

EDITORIAL: Dispute over body cameras signifies systemic divide between police and public

It’s still up in the air whether 100 Boston police officers will soon be equipped with state-of-the-art body cameras. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced the pilot program last month, mandating that the cameras are strapped onto officers  “of all ages and races from five sections of the city and the department’s Youth Violence Strike Force to wear the cameras […]

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A bill passed Wednesday by the Massachusetts House may subject Uber and Lyft drivers to more extensive state certification and background checks. ILLUSTRATION BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

EDITORIAL: Uber prioritizes profit over safety, and young people pay

Uber has moved from the realms of massive to monopolistic in the Boston area, as drunken college students and young professionals pile into the easily accessible transportation source day and night. Zipping around the city, one may feel invincible. Boston’s recent spate of alleged assaults, however, may curb the unbridled enthusiasm. Michael Vedrine, 32, was arraigned Friday, pleading not guilty […]

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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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