Editorial

EDIT: Keeping up with the times

As push notifications are becoming a more common way to obtain news than front-page headlines, Boston University’s College of Communication has turned its head toward this trend. Last week, COM unveiled the Center for Mobile Communication Studies, a groundbreaking step in recognizing the current and future changes occurring in mobile news media. The launch of this center, which is tangential […]

EDIT: Rehabilitation not incarceration

After going on a stabbing rampage at his high school last week in Pennsylvania, officials deemed 16-year-old Alex Hribal’s actions so heinous that prosecutors argue the current juvenile justice system will not allow for a severe enough punishment. Attorney Steve Colafella said that the older the juvenile, the easier it is for prosecutors to argue that their actions exhibit a […]

INTERROBANG

A German couple wanted to name their newborn “Wikileaks” to honor the whistleblowing website. However, authorities refused the application because they said it would “endanger the child’s welfare.” We here at the ol’ Free Press wanted to know what people from each school would want to name their child.    SHA: Paris COM: # CFA: Angst SAR: Meniscus ENG: 01110100 […]

EDIT: To Teach for America or not to Teach for America

Since 2006, Hawaii has relied on Teach for America to fill approximately 9 percent of job openings on its islands each year. From 2012 to 2013 this organization has received $870,000 in state funding and, according to state education department spokesman Alex Da Silva, it has been a “valuable component” of the state’s education system. But despite how valuable Da […]

EDIT: Reality TV does not glamorize teen pregnancy or parenting

he best way to glamorize a lifestyle is give it airtime on television. Watching people drink and flirt on reality TV romanticizes a partying lifestyle, making mistakes like blacking out humorous. This logic falls short for MTV shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom,” according to a United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Since 1991, teen […]

EDIT: Spare the Spanish program

State officials are looking to scrap a dual language program that emphasizes making students fluent in both Spanish and English at Dever Elementary School in Dorchester, one of the most diverse towns in the Boston area. According to a state report from this year about the Dever School, the overemphasis on Spanish has played a major role in the school’s […]

EDIT: Salute instead of disrobing

The Kappa Sigma fraternity at MIT has created a charity event called the “Nearly Naked Nearly Mile” in honor of Officer Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was allegedly killed last year by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. This charity event in which fraternity boys, among others, will run a “nearly mile” will take place on April 19. The funds […]

EDIT: BUPD’s Delay was reasonable

The Boston University Police Department received a bomb threat in the admissions building from an unidentified individual on Thursday. This call came in between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and BUPD officials cleared the scene by 11:50 a.m. To ensure the safety of the students and residents in the area, in the span of an hour, BUPD combed through several […]

The Daily Free Press endorses TrueBU for Student Government

Student Government has made significant reforms to Boston University in the past year, including instituting Gender Neutral Housing and increasing BU Shuttle service during peak hours on campus. However, both slates — BU’s Push to Start and TrueBU — recognize there is still much to overcome and accomplish in connecting student voices and the administration. With the best interest of […]

EDIT: The price for peace

As part of a long-term effort to combat violence in the City of Boston, last week Mayor Martin Walsh launched The Piece for Peace Program, a new gun buyback program. In exchange for a $200 Visa gift card, residents can now turn in their working handguns to designated spots around Boston. Even if a resident turns in a gun that […]