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EDITORIAL: Offensive chants unacceptable at sports games, Catholic Memorial School shows

EDITORIAL: Offensive chants unacceptable at sports games, Catholic Memorial School shows

Unfortunately, sports and hatred make a good match. Boston’s Catholic Memorial School fans chanted “You killed Jesus!” to Newton North High School fans at a basketball game Friday, The Boston Globe reported. Catholic Memorial fans said they only chanted the anti-Semitic slurs in response to the Newton North fans’ chant, “Where are your girls?” — a jab at Catholic Memorial’s […]

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EDITORIAL: Boston University’s tuition hike hurts underprivileged students

EDITORIAL: Boston University’s tuition hike hurts underprivileged students

Boston University President Robert Brown announced an overall 3.4 percent increase in the cost of tuition for the 2016-17 academic year in an email sent to BU students on Friday. This includes a 3.7 percent increase in tuition and 2.4 percent increase in room and board. The standard tuition at Boston University is now $50,240, while the standard housing and […]

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EDITORIAL: Chris Christie shows political memes can inform, corrupt

EDITORIAL: Chris Christie shows political memes can inform, corrupt

Three cheers for dank political memes. Following New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump, the Twittersphere has been tweeting screencaps of Christie’s face with funny captions, effectively creating a new meme, The Washington Post reported. Memes are so widespread this election that Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders’ supporters started a public Facebook group in which users posts memes of […]

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EDITORIAL: Feminine hygiene products must be made more accessible

EDITORIAL: Feminine hygiene products must be made more accessible

“A pad for every period” is the motto New York is moving toward with its new feminine hygiene practices. New York homeless shelters will now be able to use federal grant money to provide visitors with tampons, CBS New York reported. New York Rep. Grace Meng convinced the Federal Emergency Management Agency to move forward in this effort, CBS New […]

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EDITORIAL: Pennsylvania Catholic sex abuse scandal reemphasizes issue’s persistence

EDITORIAL: Pennsylvania Catholic sex abuse scandal reemphasizes issue’s persistence

A grand jury report released Tuesday detailed two bishops’ cover-up of a Pennsylvania sex abuse scandal involving more than 50 priests sexually abusing hundreds of minors over the course of 40 years, The Guardian reported. One bishop involved in the scandal, Joseph Adamec, threatened abuse victims with excommunication and created a “payout” chart detailing how much the church would have to […]

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EDITORIAL: Race overplayed in MSNBC and Melissa Harris-Perry incident

Melissa Harris-Perry, a former MSNBC host, had her show canceled by the network following her refusal to appear on Sunday, The New York Times reported. In an email Harris-Perry sent to her staff and later had a former producer post on Medium, she wrote, “[her] show was taken — without comment or discussion or notice,” by MSNBC to make room […]

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EDITORIAL: Emoji literacy a priority as middle schooler taken to court over emojis

It’s all kissy faces and heart emojis until someone goes to court. A 12-year-old Virginia girl was set to appear in juvenile court late this month to face charges of making threats to her school through the use of emojis in Instagram comments, The Washington Post reported. An officer at Sydney Fairfax Middle School started interviewing students on Dec. 14, […]

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EDITORIAL: Laboratory sperm could help male infertility, but stay cautious

EDITORIAL: Laboratory sperm could help male infertility, but stay cautious

Baby-making just moved from the bedroom to the laboratory. Chinese scientists have turned an embryonic stem cell into a primitive sperm, known as a spermatid, and used it to fertilize a mouse egg, the BBC reported. The fertilized egg developed into a perfectly healthy mouse, according to the researchers. This new development of manufacturing sperm in a lab setting has […]

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EDITORIAL: South Korean holographic protest carries less impact

EDITORIAL: South Korean holographic protest carries less impact

The hologram craze first hit with Michael Jackson, then Whitney Houston and now political protesters. The second-ever holographic protest was held Wednesday in South Korea, NPR reported. Amnesty Korea organized the event in response to the Seoul Metropolitan Police shutting down an in-person protest due to concerns about disrupting the city’s traffic. The police threatened to arrest anyone who chanted […]

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EDITORIAL: Ben Carson’s questioning President Obama’s blackness is ignorant, desperate

EDITORIAL: Ben Carson’s questioning President Obama’s blackness is ignorant, desperate

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson questioned President Barack Obama’s right to empathize with the American black experience Tuesday on Politico’s “Off Message” podcast. Carson told host Glenn Thrush, “[President Obama is] an ‘African’ American. He was, you know, raised white. So, for him to, you know, claim that, you know, he identifies with the experience of black Americans, I think, […]

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