Letters to Editor

LETTER: On Obamacare

I voted for Barack Obama in 2008 because he promised to sign a universal health care law. This aligned with my ambitions to become a doctor who treats patients based on their medical need, not their ability to pay. Finally, the time had come for us to fix our inequitable system and offer our citizens the human right to health. […]

LETTER: On Robin Thicke at Agganis

Dear Boston University Administration, On Tuesday, March 4, Robin Thicke will be performing on Boston University’s campus at Agganis Arena. Such a popular artist is certain to accrue a lot of publicity for BU, which is likely an enormous economic incentive. However, Thicke’s current celebrity status is not due only to the buzz surrounding his music, but also his misogyny. […]

LETTER: Roe v. Wade anniversary

To the editor, Jan. 22 marked exactly 41 years since Roe v. Wade made legal abortion the law of the land. Yet, politicians across the country continue to chip away at access to abortion. This concerted effort by politicians whose goal is to eliminate all access to safe and legal abortion is unacceptable. My generation simply won’t stand for it. According […]

LETTER: Humanism at Boston University

To the Editors: In your feature on Marsh Chapel [“A Ministry of Hospitality”, Nov. 15] published before Thanksgiving, the DFP quoted Rev. Langsdorf as saying: “Students are at a place where they’re okay to say … I’m not sure if any religion is absolutely correct — but there are all of these options for me to explore right in front […]

LETTER: Really worth it?

Varun Jain scored a perfect score on the SAT when he was only 14 years old. Jacob Rice has been putting shoes on underprivileged members of his community since age 10 through a non-profit he started. But you probably haven’t heard of them. Allison Riddle spends her days teaching 5th graders math, science, literature and other life skills. When her […]

LETTER: The fears of ‘catching’ suicide

I was in a conversation with a peer when I asked them, “Well, do you think that asking people if they are suicidal will make them suicidal?” that I discovered that the conversation on suicide had yet to begin. I think of it this way: if I was to stop you in the middle of our conversation and say, “Well, […]

LETTER: Renaming the Lu Lingzi Scholarship Fund

In the past year and a half, 12 BU students have died. Monday, April 9, 2012. A graduate student was found dead at her home in an apparent suicide. Friday, April 20, 2012. A graduate student was fatally shot near his Allston apartment. Saturday, May 12, 2012. Three undergraduate students studying abroad were killed in a van crash in New […]

LETTER: Obamacare and a Millenial’s Point of View

Obamacare exchanges opened Oct. 1 in nine states as our government has recently shutdown (how fitting). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, aims to alleviate the skyrocketing costs of healthcare while broadening coverage and ensuring it to more Americans than ever. Before Obamacare, businesses would cover health insurance costs with their own respective plans for […]

LETTER: Phones these days

I’ve had five cell phones in my lifetime. Most of them have cost hundreds of dollars, but my family bought them for a lower price with 2-year contracts so that we wouldn’t notice ourselves getting ripped off over time. I’d be okay with this if any of these phones were useful, but no matter what, most of the time, my […]

LETTER: Best colleges

Love or hate them – and there’s usually no middle ground —  the U.S. News and World Report rankings are a big deal in higher education. So, congratulations for BU for their placement at spot 41 on this year’s list. But I was a bit dismayed to read the Daily Free Press’ coverage of this year’s Best Colleges list. My […]