Editorial

EDIT: No Money, Mo’ MBTA Problems

EDIT: No Money, Mo’ MBTA Problems

The onslaught of snow in Boston this winter, which has brought a collective 96 of inches of powder to the city, appears to be losing strength. But after skies clear, the city will remain hobbled by the residual effects of the white flakes for weeks to come. Road conditions in Massachusetts will remain slick for a time, and sidewalks won’t […]

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EDIT: Restricted Education

EDIT: Restricted Education

As the United States and other leading world powers formulate strategies to restrict Iran’s nuclear programs, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken it upon itself to contribute to solving nuclear threats from Iran. UMass announced a new policy Feb. 6 that prohibits Iranian national students from pursuing graduate degrees in the university’s chemical, computer and mechanical engineering programs or […]

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EDIT: BYOB proposal could invigorate Boston nightlife

EDIT: BYOB proposal could invigorate Boston nightlife

Boston might be about to get a lot more interesting: in a Wednesday City Council hearing, City Councilors Michelle Wu and Stephen Murphy introduced a proposal that would allow restaurant patrons to bring their own bottle of alcohol — likely beer or wine — to small restaurants. Several cities across the United States, including Philadelphia and Chicago, have seen great success with […]

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EDIT: In Face of Violence, Citizen Journalism Proves Effective

EDIT: In Face of Violence, Citizen Journalism Proves Effective

Here is a trend. In the weeks between the Jan. 7 Charlie Hebdo shooting and Jan. 23, people plotted against or attacked Parisian Muslims 128 times. According to the French Council for the Muslim Religion, people threatened or attacked Parisian Muslims 133 times in 2014 alone. This is a dramatic increase in the rate in which Muslim people are being […]

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EDIT: Facing snow, state leaders too cold to one another

EDIT: Facing snow, state leaders too cold to one another

Someone in New England upset Mother Nature, but in the aftermath of 72.5 inches of snow over an 18-day period, she’s not the only frustrated one. The third significant snowstorm in nearly two weeks hit Boston from Sunday night to Monday night, bringing 23.8 inches of snow to the region, weather.com reported, and forcing the Boston University Charles River and Medical Campuses […]

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EDIT: Williams Chooses Celebrity Over Ethics

EDIT: Williams Chooses Celebrity Over Ethics

In a move that shocked millions, Brian Williams, anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News,” admitted Wednesday that he lied about being in a helicopter that came under enemy fire in Iraq in 2003. After a Friday announcement by NBC that they are launching an internal investigation into Williams’ fact checking followed by a few days of intense scrutiny, the anchor said […]

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EDIT: Babies By Design

EDIT: Babies By Design

In a decision that will change the lives of millions of parents-to-be, the House of Commons of the United Kingdom voted on Tuesday to approve a new fertility treatment called mitochondrial DNA replacement therapy. The therapy could prevent certain kinds of genetic diseases from being passed down from mother to child, allowing mothers to give birth to their own biological children […]

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EDIT: Bet on Net Neutrality

EDIT: Bet on Net Neutrality

Net neutrality has been in the news again lately thanks to a proposal by U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. Wheeler’s proposal would reclassify Internet as a telecommunications service under the Communications Act of 1934, therefore erasing legal uncertainty about regulation laws and allowing the government to centralize control over it. The FCC will vote on the proposal on […]

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EDIT: It’s Best to Divest

EDIT: It’s Best to Divest

The Boston University Board of Trustees and the Board’s 14-member Executive Committee has declined to divest from companies that manufacture firearms, despite a recommendation by the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing that was made in December 2014. The ACSRI, made up of three trustees, three students and three faculty members, put forth the recommendation after the increase in gun […]

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EDIT: A Novel Discovery

EDIT: A Novel Discovery

Thinking back to high school English class, most people will recall reading Harper Lee’s landmark novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird.” It’s the book that teaches most 15- and 16-year-olds about the justice system, racism and fairness. But fairness is a point that is being disputed in the midst of what would otherwise be good news: publishing company HarperCollins has announced the […]

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