Opinion

BURSTEIN: On-screen female friendships parallel my own

BURSTEIN: On-screen female friendships parallel my own

It all started with “Sex and the City,” as we watched Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha navigate their way through their 30s (and consequent midlife crises), contemplating love and careers. We took quizzes to tell us which protagonist we were most like, and when someone tried to tell us we were a different character, we became forcefully defensive (No, roommates, […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Labeled identities bring about responsibility of acceptance

EDITORIAL: Labeled identities bring about responsibility of acceptance

The New York Times writer Wesley Morris penned a piece published Tuesday entitled, “The Year We Obsessed Over Identity.” He begs the question, “who do we think we are?” Questioning the labels that have defined our identities, Morris brings about the debate we often have within ourselves. Are we conformists? Are we individuals? And how do we define ourselves in […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
RENNER: Let’s embrace pink ribbons that bring awareness to breast cancer

RENNER: Let’s embrace pink ribbons that bring awareness to breast cancer

It’s breast cancer awareness month — a special 31 days of wearing pink and loving boobies for (mostly) all the right reasons. If the sole purpose of the pink ribbon is to create awareness, it has been overwhelmingly successful. Well before pink cupcake liners and ribbon-covered sunglasses were in stores, breast cancer was considered taboo. Due to this branch of […]

by Elise Renner· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: “Shock” doesn’t apply to mass shootings anymore

GAMADES: “Shock” doesn’t apply to mass shootings anymore

There are a lot of words that people use in the wake of tragedies: devastated, angry, heartbroken, shocked. But I am not shocked. “Shocked” is not the right word for mass shootings in America. Saddened, yes. Horrified, certainly. But not shocked. How can we be? We live in a country where mass shootings occur on an almost-daily basis. Over the […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 2 comments · Columns, Opinion
PILLEY: Treat yourself as an ever-changing being

PILLEY: Treat yourself as an ever-changing being

Remember when you were in the seventh grade and you said something awful to your mother? Remember how right you thought you were? How justified you felt slamming your door? Take in all those cringe-worthy moments. Sit in them. Feel bad about them. Now that time has passed, you know that you were actually wrong, and that your mom is […]

by Katelyn Pilley· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: The Tab’s “must read,” a lesson in journalistic ethics

EDITORIAL: The Tab’s “must read,” a lesson in journalistic ethics

Boston University’s chapter of the online college news site The Tab posted what they called “A Must Read” piece on their Facebook page Monday morning. The piece, entitled “Fearless BU photographer shows harsh reality of homeless Boston,” was indeed a must-read, but certainly not in the way The Tab intended. The piece, written by BU student Jacquelyn Schwartz, profiles the […]

by Editors· · 12 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: GeneSight test may help to alleviate mental health stigma

EDITORIAL: GeneSight test may help to alleviate mental health stigma

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: someone you know struggles with mental health. And, if they don’t, they might suffer from something physical, such as arthritis, or migraines or back pain. Either way you slice it, people you know have probably been through the ringer in terms of choosing which medication would be right for them. We […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
SARNA: Michelle Obama’s educational message reaches girls everywhere

SARNA: Michelle Obama’s educational message reaches girls everywhere

I recently watched a video of First Lady Michelle Obama asking young girls around the world to focus on their education, at “The Power of an Educated Girl” panel in New York City. “There is no boy at this age that is cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting your education,” she said. “If I had worried […]

by Rhea Sarna· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Times Square “desnudas” are part of tourist culture

EDITORIAL: Times Square “desnudas” are part of tourist culture

Times Square is the center of the city that never sleeps. Full of theatres, restaurants and shops, it is a go-to tourist destination in New York. And if you’ve walked through Times Square lately, you’ve probably seen some pretty interesting activity in the street performers, costumed characters and even nearly naked women. You may be asking, how is this allowed? […]

by Editors· · 1 comment · Editorial, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Anti-abortion rhetoric is based in lies

BURSTEIN: Anti-abortion rhetoric is based in lies

A few days ago, when I was minding my own business trying to pick up a well-deserved milkshake and an order of onion rings at BurgerFi after a mind-numbing exam, the sight of a group of protesters in front of Planned Parenthood stopped me in my tracks. There were four of them. One was a middle-aged woman, and the other […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 3 comments · Columns, Opinion