Editorial

EDITORIAL: Parents, college students should maintain open communication

EDITORIAL: Parents, college students should maintain open communication

As college students, many of us are guilty of poor communication with our parents and families, especially when we live 3,000 miles away from them. As freshman, it’s common to want to break away from the rules of your childhood home and face the world as an individual. You want to make new friends, follow your own rules and spend […]

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EDITORIAL: Snapchat “breaking news” channel trivialized San Bernardino shooting

EDITORIAL: Snapchat “breaking news” channel trivialized San Bernardino shooting

Those of us who use Snapchat never thought we’d pick up our phones Wednesday night to see a story entitled “California Shooting,” which featured videos where we heard alleged gunshots and saw students on lockdown. In said shooting, 14 were confirmed dead and 21 were injured in San Bernardino, California, Wednesday when a husband and wife duo allegedly opened fire inside […]

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EDITORIAL: Tsarnaev doesn’t deserve appeal, still needs one

EDITORIAL: Tsarnaev doesn’t deserve appeal, still needs one

When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev first entered the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse to stand trial for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, there was no question that he belonged there. “It was him,” defense attorney Judy Clarke said of her client. The verdict thus came as no surprise. The 22-year-old former University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student was found […]

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EDITORIAL: Lawsuits against released prisoners deeply rooted in flawed system

EDITORIAL: Lawsuits against released prisoners deeply rooted in flawed system

A Monday piece from the Chicago Tribune highlights an issue most of us have never heard of before: In “at least” 43 states, it is legal to seek “room and board fees” from released prisoners. In other words, it is legal to file lawsuits against prisoners after they have been released as a matter of making them pay for the […]

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EDITORIAL: In therapy, texting may bridge gap between doctors and patients

EDITORIAL: In therapy, texting may bridge gap between doctors and patients

We often see a trend in doctor-patient relationships in the United States. Most of us are told not to hesitate to reach out should we have an issue with a medication or treatment plan, while doctors spend days on call waiting for reports of emergency or questions from their patients. For some, primary care physicians are confidants. But many of […]

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EDITORIAL: Adele draws us in, even without social media

EDITORIAL: Adele draws us in, even without social media

You’ve likely been living under a large, secluded rock if you haven’t heard at least one chart-topping song from Adele’s new album, “25,” which fans have been waiting years for her to release. If we thought this woman was a pop superstar before, we may even be able to rank her among the divas now. But The New York Times […]

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EDITORIAL: Anna Duggar speaks out but remains stuck

EDITORIAL: Anna Duggar speaks out but remains stuck

The lives of some of the most “wholesome” men and women on television were shattered by the news of Josh Duggar’s sexual abuse scandal throughout 2015. We have seen countless news programs and publications devote mountains of content to the Duggar family, even after TLC cancelled their viewer-pulling TV show, “19 Kids and Counting,” in July. But for the first […]

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EDITORIAL: Camaraderie in Boy Scouts should not permit gender discrimination

EDITORIAL: Camaraderie in Boy Scouts should not permit gender discrimination

A group of 10 to 13-year-old girls in the “liberal-minded community” of Santa Rosa, California, told Boy Scouts of America leaders this month that they “want in.” The girls, who call themselves the Unicorns, have said that they want to participate in programs like the Boy Scouts do, rather than selling cookies.  “None of them want to be boys — […]

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EDITORIAL: McCafé in historic Chinese building cheapens rich history

EDITORIAL: McCafé in historic Chinese building cheapens rich history

Chinese residents are furious after a McCafé franchise opened inside a historic 84-year-old villa located in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. The building briefly housed Chiang Ching-kuo, former Taiwanese president and son of former Chinese Nationalist Party leader Chiang Kai-shek. In the building’s long history, Ching-kuo stayed in the villa for a month during the Chinese Civil War before the […]

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EDITORIAL: Entertainment industry must feature women of color

EDITORIAL: Entertainment industry must feature women of color

Every year, The Hollywood Reporter gathers several Oscar frontrunners to take part in an actress roundtable discussion. This year, however, no women of color were mentioned in the pre-nomination conversation. The roundtable participants included: Cate Blanchett, Jane Fonda, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Charlotte Ramping and Kate Winslet. All white women. “The awful truth is that there […]

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