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MARTIN: Hiring part-time professors doesn’t make sense

MARTIN: Hiring part-time professors doesn’t make sense

Sometimes, I think college is hard. I often dream of inserting a pupil in my place, taking notes and passing exams. Imagine that. A student taking your academic spot, freeing up your schedule and reducing stress. Now the real kicker: pretend it costs you less money to have this person enrolled in university than to pay for tuition yourself. You […]

By Ellis Martin· · 2 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Pope’s words should be separate from politics

EDITORIAL: Pope’s words should be separate from politics

The pope has spoken, and he may be speaking too much. Pope Francis spoke to the public and urged world leaders to improve conditions for inmates and abolish capital punishment at Sunday’s gathering in St. Peter’s Square, NPR reported. The pope said, “All Christians and people of goodwill are called today to work not only for the abolition of the […]

By Editors· · 1 comment · Editorial, Opinion
WILSHERE: Love’s thrill is in its chase

WILSHERE: Love’s thrill is in its chase

For the first time in my scholastic career, my life seemed to align with the storyline of a book. In class last week, we read William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which includes the quintessential “driven mad with love” character, Helena. Helena pines relentlessly after Demetrius, who threatens to leave her in the woods because he does not reciprocate her feelings. […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Supreme Court term limits should follow Antonin Scalia’s death

YANK-JACOBS: Supreme Court term limits should follow Antonin Scalia’s death

Following Justice Antonin Scalia’s death and President Barack Obama’s subsequent assurance that he would nominate a successor, political punditry has revolved around the strategy Obama will use to select a nominee. The week following Scalia’s death sparked conversation on Scalia’s replacement and the nature of the Supreme Court in general. Given Republicans’ categorical opposition to any of his appointees, Obama […]

By Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
OP-ED: A chance to have our voices heard

OP-ED: A chance to have our voices heard

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) is going to be meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The topic up for discussion: divestment from fossil fuel. By asking for divestment from fossil fuels, we are asking that our university divest from […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Op-Ed, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Businesses are right to defy Texas’s open carry law

EDITORIAL: Businesses are right to defy Texas’s open carry law

Open carry became the law of the land in Texas starting Jan. 1, but since its implementation, some Texas stores have been receiving complaints from customers, with many customers saying they don’t feel safe, The Washington Post reported. Because of this, many private businesses have put up signs that permit only concealed carry of firearms. All public institutions in Texas, […]

By Editors· · 5 comments · Editorial, Opinion
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EDITORIAL: Adult film industry should prioritize protection for actors

Even the adult film industry needs to be reminded that safe sex is great sex. California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health rejected regulations Thursday that proposed requiring condoms, dental dams and other forms of protection on set, NPR reported. There was a 3-2 vote in favor of imposing new regulations, but a vote of four was required for the […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Campaign finance reform an issue for both parties

YANK-JACOBS: Campaign finance reform an issue for both parties

In June 2015, a New York Times and CBS News poll showed that 84 percent of respondents thought money had “too much” influence in politics. Yet the issue of campaign finance reform continually fails to gain much media attention. The issue causes problems in periods larger than a single election cycle, and it can be quite difficult to show evidence […]

By Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Sororities bring out best in members

BURSTEIN: Sororities bring out best in members

This past weekend, my sorority sisters and I participated in recruitment, looking for our newest member class of sisters. In the process, I learned an incredible amount about my chapter and myself, and I finally realized after a year of membership why I care so much about it. I’m the type of person who gets sick of people easily. I […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Helms Amendment repeal central to global abortion rights fight

GAMADES: Helms Amendment repeal central to global abortion rights fight

While Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have not been asked about abortion much in the primary debates, their campaigns have both pledged to take action against the Helms Amendment in a step that even President Barack Obama, a staunch defender of reproductive rights, has not taken. Helms is a harmful amendment that came to be in the […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion