Opinion

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LAUNGJESSADAKUN: On films and soundtracks lost

I watched a YouTube video the other day called “The Marvel Symphonic Universe” that discussed Marvel’s inability to produce memorable soundtracks for their films, and thought back to the night Boston University hosted a movie drive-in showing “Captain America: Civil War.” It was perhaps the third time I had seen the film, and apart from feeling really grossed out about […]

By Michael Laungjessadakun· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Time to Kriticize the Kardashians

BURSTEIN: Time to Kriticize the Kardashians

When “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” first premiered on E! in 2007, I cannot imagine that anyone thought it would become the behemoth it is today. Whether you like them or not, the Kardashians arguably redefined what we consider to be entertainment. For almost a decade, they have been unavoidable presences on our TV screens and Twitter feeds, and with […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
DivestBU held a rally at Marsh Plaza Tuesday with the goal of encouraging Boston University to divest from fossil fuels. PHOTO BY MADISON GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

OP-ED: Divestment will only occur if students demand it

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. Change starts from the bottom. Those at the top have the responsibility to make certain decisions for the betterment of our society, environment and future. Unless we demand that those decisions be made, nothing will ever change. Currently, BU invests money […]

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EDITORIAL: Baker’s mental illness announcement good first step, but obstacles ahead

EDITORIAL: Baker’s mental illness announcement good first step, but obstacles ahead

The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team struck gold once again this summer, breaking a three-part series that outlined the deep-rooted flaws in the Commonwealth’s mental health systems. The report found that the system was overrun with “threadbare policies, broken promises, short-sighted decisions, and persistent underfunding over decades.” Consequently, the investigation stated, “the seriously mentally ill, including those at greatest risk of […]

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KASTRITIS: The dangers of consumer complacency

KASTRITIS: The dangers of consumer complacency

I love advances in technology just as much as the next person does. I remember when I got my first shiny MacBook Pro, or how thrilled I was to see my godmother roll up in her sparkling red Tesla Model S (a pretty high-tech carriage if you ask me). Technology, in its nature, is exciting. After all, it is supposed […]

By Elias Kastritis· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: “Birth of a Nation” controversy is opportunity for conversation

TENTINDO: “Birth of a Nation” controversy is opportunity for conversation

At the Toronto International Film Festival, actor and director Nate Parker and the cast and crew of “The Birth of a Nation” distanced the movie from Parker and co-writer Jean McGianni Celestin’s rape trial in 2001. While the stars of the movie attempted to redirect attention away from the filmmakers’ pasts, the media and public continue asking questions about the […]

By Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: An affair to forget

WILSHERE: An affair to forget

If there is one thing I have learned from observing the world this year, it is that it’s easy to cheat. From Melania Trump’s passionate, very original speech at the Republican National Convention to the ever-telling relations of the popular show “The Affair,” it seems cheating is inescapable. Events like these, in addition to a changing dating culture, have changed […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
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BERMAN: Sean Hannity is Trump’s biggest fan

Throughout this mind-boggling, scream-inducing and hair-pulling election, much of the blame for Trump’s success in securing the Republican nomination has been attributed to the mainstream media. The lack of coverage of substantive issues by the likes of CNN, NBC, Fox News, CBS and ABC has certainly illuminated the corporate shadow over these networks. However, this is not to say the […]

By Max Berman· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Melania Trump is no Bill Clinton

EDITORIAL: Melania Trump is no Bill Clinton

Melania Trump is a beautiful woman. She has modeled for the likes of British GQ and various European publications, and is therefore used to being in the public eye. But she has remained private to the point of reclusion since her plagiarism incident at the Republican National Convention in July. A Washington Post article noted it was “only Wednesday night — after a […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Tampons in all bathrooms a step toward intersectionality

EDITORIAL: Tampons in all bathrooms a step toward intersectionality

Menstruation: it’s sort of the elephant in the room for many, with a definite presence but little to no acknowledgement, despite its regularity. Brown University is attempting to change that in a big way. Spearheaded by the Undergraduate Council of Students and representative Viet Nguyen in particular, Brown is not only going beyond addressing the elephant in the room, but […]

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