Opinion

EDITORIAL: New England opioid crisis should not stall marijuana legalization

EDITORIAL: New England opioid crisis should not stall marijuana legalization

Marijuana legalization advocates are looking for the traditionally liberal-minded New England to legalize marijuana, The New York Times reported. However, the region’s recent opioid crisis is stalling legislation. The opiate crisis killed more than 2,000 people in New England last year, according to the Times. A Vermont bill that originally regulated marijuana usage was passed by the state’s senate in […]

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OP-ED: BU Board of Trustees should vote in favor of ACSRI recommendation of fossil fuel divestment

OP-ED: BU Board of Trustees should vote in favor of ACSRI recommendation of fossil fuel divestment

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. On Wednesday, the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) [publicly] released a statement announcing its recommendation that the Board of Trustees divest Boston University’s endowment from direct investments in coal and tar sands or all companies continuing exploration for additional […]

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RENNER: Southwest Airlines removing Arabic-speaking passenger perpetuates Islamophobia

RENNER: Southwest Airlines removing Arabic-speaking passenger perpetuates Islamophobia

A University of California, Berkeley student was removed from his Southwest flight for speaking Arabic on the phone with his uncle, The New York Times reported. As the plane sat idle before departure, the student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was approached by an Arabic-speaking Southwest Airlines employee. The employee first greeted Makhzoomi in Arabic and then switched to English to question the […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish Down Under prepares for difficult goodbye

GANS: Fish Down Under prepares for difficult goodbye

If I had to write a novel about my life, I’d probably call it “Felicia and her Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Goodbye Skills.” You can ask Natalie, my roommate for two and a half years. It didn’t matter whether we were leaving for a four-day Thanksgiving vacation or a four-month study abroad semester. I always left with an […]

by Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Ben and Jerry’s co-founders arrested, exert rights at U.S. Capitol

EDITORIAL: Ben and Jerry’s co-founders arrested, exert rights at U.S. Capitol

The founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, were arrested Monday at the Democracy Spring protests at the U.S. Capitol, The Washington Post reported. Their company’s Twitter account featured the two in a post captioned with, “Our co-founders got arrested today on the US Capitol steps.” The two men were arrested for “unlawful demonstration activities,” according […]

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BURSTEIN: Coachella serves as catalyst for cultural appropriation

BURSTEIN: Coachella serves as catalyst for cultural appropriation

This past weekend was the first weekend of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Held in California, the festival has become known for its celebrity attendance, fashion trends and that big Ferris wheel — can someone let me know if people can actually ride that? Is it just for display? I demand answers! I feel like an old […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: We have to be kinder to ourselves

WILSHERE: We have to be kinder to ourselves

As someone who likes to wake up early and stay up late, late nights can be an interesting time for me. My late nights are saturated with reflecting on the day’s events and writing about them in the diary I’ve kept since eighth grade, de-stressing with my gym buddy, trying to get work done with friends and inevitably failing. More […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Scarlett Johansson perpetuates Hollywood yellowface in “Ghost in the Shell” casting

TENTINDO: Scarlett Johansson perpetuates Hollywood yellowface in “Ghost in the Shell” casting

This week, Scarlett Johansson and the filmmakers behind the upcoming movie “Ghost in the Shell” fell under criticism for the decision to cast Johansson in a role as an Asian woman. The movie, produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is still set to be released in 2017 despite this criticism. Johansson was cast as the cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi […]

by Will Tentindo· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
MARTIN: Life lessons to be found in childhood baseball

MARTIN: Life lessons to be found in childhood baseball

Going, going, gone! While it may be one of America’s less popular sports in the modern era, I’m here to tell you just how wonderful and important our national pastime really is. Baseball has been a big part of my life, and I’d like to take this time to express exactly how and in which ways it’s touched my life. […]

by Ellis Martin· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Charlie Baker’s inconsistent LGBT statements are cowardly

EDITORIAL: Charlie Baker’s inconsistent LGBT statements are cowardly

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was booed offstage at Boston Spirit Magazine’s 10th Annual LGBT Executive Networking Night Wednesday night, because his noncommittal stance on proposed legislation that would protect the transgender community from discrimination, according to a Boston Globe article. Baker refused to take a stand on the controversial bill, which builds on legislation passed by former Gov. Deval Patrick […]

by Editors· · 2 comments · Editorial, Opinion