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EDITORIAL: Rhode Island squanders opportunity for reinvention

EDITORIAL: Rhode Island squanders opportunity for reinvention

There’s no island quite like Rhode Island. Throughout Rhode Island’s tourism campaign, the state has continually failed and has drawn ire from residents and out-of-staters alike, The New York Times reported. The state first released a video featuring brief footage of a skateboarder shot in Iceland, not Rhode Island. Then, the state unveiled a new slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler and […]

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EDITORIAL: The Boston Globe unabashedly satirizes future Donald Trump presidency

EDITORIAL: The Boston Globe unabashedly satirizes future Donald Trump presidency

The Boston Globe offered a glimpse into a possible American future Saturday — one with President Donald Trump. The Globe published “a front page in Trump’s America” Saturday on the cover of the “Ideas” section. The fake front page’s headlines read “Deportations to begin,” “US soldiers refuse to kill ISIS families” and, ironically, “Trump on Nobel prize shortlist.” The Globe’s editorial […]

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EDITORIAL: Telemedicine trivializes visit to doctor through texts

EDITORIAL: Telemedicine trivializes visit to doctor through texts

What would you share with your doctor? People are sending photos of rashes on a diverse array of body parts to their doctors for advice or a diagnosis in a new practice known as “telemedicine,” The Guardian reported. The American Academy of Dermatology requires secure networks, high-quality imaging and for doctors to have worked with patients before telemedicine can be […]

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EDITORIAL: LGBT publications’ straight white covers direly need diversity

EDITORIAL: LGBT publications’ straight white covers direly need diversity

It seems straight white men have taken over the LGBT realm too. In the past five years, they made up 40 percent of LGBT magazine covers (Out, The Advocate and Attitude), while white LGBT people made up 35 percent, LGBT people of color made up 9 percent and transgender or nonbinary people made up 2 percent, according to a study […]

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EDITORIAL: Swipebuster allows users to invade Tinderers’ already limited privacy

EDITORIAL: Swipebuster allows users to invade Tinderers’ already limited privacy

One new website wants to show the world that if people play with Tinder, they’re going to get burned. For only $4.99, Swipebuster helps customers find out if a specific person has an active Tinder account and shows their last known location, according to The Guardian. Users enter a first name, age and relative location to search for other Tinder […]

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EDITORIAL: Cleveland Indians’ logo phase-out opportunity for reinvention

EDITORIAL: Cleveland Indians’ logo phase-out opportunity for reinvention

The Cleveland Indians are downplaying the Chief Wahoo logo after a resurgence in protests over the past few years, owner Paul Dolan told Cleveland.com. The logo will now only be used on the sleeves of players’ jerseys, and it will be removed from all baseball caps affiliated with the team. The team is replacing the Chief Wahoo logo with a block […]

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EDITORIAL: Gmail the ultimate fool on April Fools’ Day with minion Mic Drop

EDITORIAL: Gmail the ultimate fool on April Fools’ Day with minion Mic Drop

Minions are once again ruining lives. But this time, they partnered with one of the most powerful companies in the world. Google apologized Friday after many users accidentally used the “Mic Drop” feature on April Fools’ Day and reported getting in trouble at work or losing their jobs, the BBC reported. Right next to the regular blue “send” button, the […]

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EDITORIAL: BU should weigh student and faculty health equally

EDITORIAL: BU should weigh student and faculty health equally

Boston University’s Student Health Services’ Behavioral Medicine department has a counterpart for faculty and their families, called the Faculty and Staff Assistance Office. FSAO offers counseling and referrals for personal, mental health and work-related issues. The office allows for up to six sessions. FSAO’s main purpose is to improve the performance and reduce the stress of BU faculty at no extra […]

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EDITORIAL: The Daily Free Press endorses BU Recharged for Student Government

EDITORIAL: The Daily Free Press endorses BU Recharged for Student Government

The most prominent theme in deliberating our endorsement for this year’s Boston University Student Government Executive Board election was balance — balance between student interests and administrative diplomacy, between lofty goals and realistic planning and between student involvement and student demands. All three SG slates — BU Recharged, Clean Slate and NewBU — share the common goal of engaging with and […]

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EDITORIAL: National Museum of African American History and Culture must juggle tragedy with triumph

EDITORIAL: National Museum of African American History and Culture must juggle tragedy with triumph

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is set to open in Washington D.C. this September, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The museum will be “a beacon that reminds us of what we were; what challenges we still face; and point us towards what we can become,” according to its website. The Times wrote, “Even [when] […]

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