Editorial

EDIT: College Promises We Can’t Keep

EDIT: College Promises We Can’t Keep

U.S. President Barack Obama has big plans for the future of higher education during his last two years of presidency, and not everyone is happy about it. The proposal, called “America’s College Promise,” was highlighted in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. Under the plan, community college would be made free for students so long as they attend the school […]

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EDIT: Admissions of the Truth

EDIT: Admissions of the Truth

With college admissions getting more and more selective, inevitably, more and more students will receive the dreaded apology letter that comes with a rejection from their choice university. It’s no secret that students these days are more motivated than ever to make themselves as attractive as possible to schools. So with a pool of straight-A applicants (all with a hefty […]

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EDIT: The End of The Great Debate

EDIT: The End of The Great Debate

One of the most divisive social debates of our time could soon be coming to a close, at least from a legal standpoint. The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the legalization of same-sex marriage in June, according to an announcement made Friday. But as thousands of same-sex marriage supporters rejoice across the country, some say Republicans have a different […]

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EDIT: The Faceless President Brown

EDIT: The Faceless President Brown

Safe in his eighth floor office at 1 Silber Way, Boston University President Robert Brown gazes upon a bustling Commonwealth Avenue campus. Although he rarely steps outside, he runs the University in a manner mimicking that of a CEO. And his paycheck matches his attitude. A Chronicle of Higher Education report released Sunday revealed the 36 highest earning presidents of […]

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FINAL WORD: A letter from the editor

This semester has been all about change. Coming into the fall term, I had no idea what was going happen. The Daily Free Press was at a pivotal moment in its 44-year life. Either the staff and I were going to rise to the occasion and succeed, or we were going to drop the ball. After everything that we have […]

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EDIT: Get Your Facts Straight

EDIT: Get Your Facts Straight

The applause directed at Rolling Stone magazine for documenting the story of “Jackie,” a University of Virginia student who was allegedly gang-raped by several fraternity brothers at a house party, has morphed into cries of remonstration as discrepancies arise in the magazine’s reporting. On Friday, Rolling Stone Managing Editor Will Dana published a statement announcing that Jackie’s harrowing account was […]

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EDIT: Wahlberg Against the Wall

EDIT: Wahlberg Against the Wall

You may recognize him as the lead actor in movies such as “The Perfect Storm,” “Planet of the Apes” and “The Departed,” and before that, the front man of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. But before Mark Wahlberg was Marky Mark, he was a juvenile delinquent with a penchant for terrorizing the streets of Dorchester. On April 8, 1988, […]

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EDIT: Cutting Cosby

EDIT: Cutting Cosby

After a legendary career starring in television classics such as “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” “The Cosby Show” and “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” Bill Cosby, at age 77, was in the middle of a pleasant retirement when personal disaster struck. On Nov. 13, a woman named Barbara Bowman published an op-ed in The Washington Post accusing Cosby of […]

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EDIT: Indicting the Impossible

EDIT: Indicting the Impossible

On Wednesday, a grand jury in New York decided not to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 17 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black man. Garner had been selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island when Pantaleo and a group of plainclothes officers approached him. In an effort to handcuff Garner, Pantaleo placed him […]

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EDIT: Crime and Capital Punishment

EDIT: Crime and Capital Punishment

On Sept. 8, 1992, Texas resident Scott Panetti woke up around dawn, shaved his head and drove to his wife’s parents’ house. In front of his wife and 3-year-old daughter, he shot and killed his in-laws. During a confrontation with police, he released his wife and daughter unharmed, then changed into a suit, went to the nearest police station and […]

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