Opinion

KING: In understanding world events, we must first understand individual stories

KING: In understanding world events, we must first understand individual stories

There is more media than ever in the world, and we can be linked to more places than ever as information travels across the globe. In many ways, we are more informed of distant places and events than any other time in history. But even still, the same story can be presented totally differently in every corner of the globe […]

By James King· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
OP-ED: Not all advisors are created equal

OP-ED: Not all advisors are created equal

Op-eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. An academic advisor is meant to lead you through four years of college to a successful career. When applying to Boston University, advisors are advertised like the dining halls. Applicants are told advisors will be more than a resource, but also […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Op-Ed, Opinion
SARNA: Exploring food trends of 2015

SARNA: Exploring food trends of 2015

We live in the age where everything seems better manipulated to our customized benefits. Food no longer serves the purpose of just nourishment or appetite-fulfillment — now, it needs to be trending. Take the shift in the consumption of orange juice, for instance. Once a readily accepted “healthy” breakfast component in American households, Americans have reduced devouring this old-staple in […]

By Rhea Sarna· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Eliminating proper abortion care creates public health crisis

GAMADES: Eliminating proper abortion care creates public health crisis

The summer before my senior year of high school, I vividly remember staying up the night of June 25 to watch a live feed of the Texas Senate. I wasn’t even in Texas (my home state) at the time — I watched on my computer in Minnesota, joining 200,000 other viewers online and the roughly 2,000 that filled the Senate […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
MINTZ: Maybe I am hard to love

MINTZ: Maybe I am hard to love

Sometimes I feel as if I am hard to love. The old adage goes that relationships are about compromise. But as someone who is bipolar, I often find compromise hard to find. There are times of stability, but underneath it all I am still bipolar, careening from edge to edge with no warning. It feels like I can either take […]

By Casey Mintz· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: ReACT cancer study marks progress in fighting disease

RENNER: ReACT cancer study marks progress in fighting disease

There is good news in the cancer world — on Saturday, The Wall Street Journal reported about one of the “first cancer vaccines to show a survival benefit.” Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. is a company that works to create drug therapies that will target cancer. It operates on the “fundamental scientific belief that harnessing the power of the immune system would […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BENNAIM: On the need for campaign finance reform

BENNAIM: On the need for campaign finance reform

If you have been following the 2016 U.S. presidential debates, you may have heard the phrase “campaign finance reform.” This type of reform comes up pretty often and is part of the demagoguery meant to entice voters. In reality, campaign finance reform is a vague concept, like comprehensive immigration reform or the promise to rebuild the tax system. So what […]

By Amid Bennaim· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to “Governor Baker supports reform for Department of Children and Families”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to “Governor Baker supports reform for Department of Children and Families”

Letters to the Editor do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. Dear Editor: When reading your article, “Governor Baker supports reform for Department of Children and Families” it stated in the article there are real issues that have to be addressed to support Baker’s new policy’s to allow DCF […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Letters to Editor, Opinion
OP-ED: Sophoclean righteousness bended: Obama’s standpoint on ISIS

OP-ED: Sophoclean righteousness bended: Obama’s standpoint on ISIS

Op-eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. Athens, the top force in Greece in 431 BC, battled Sparta in commencement of the Peloponnesian War. With Athens’ robust economy, advantageousness to trade due to Piraeus, the port from which many nations and empires benefitted, and well-equipped military, their victory […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Op-Ed, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Camaraderie in Boy Scouts should not permit gender discrimination

EDITORIAL: Camaraderie in Boy Scouts should not permit gender discrimination

A group of 10 to 13-year-old girls in the “liberal-minded community” of Santa Rosa, California, told Boy Scouts of America leaders this month that they “want in.” The girls, who call themselves the Unicorns, have said that they want to participate in programs like the Boy Scouts do, rather than selling cookies.  “None of them want to be boys — […]

By Editors· · 2 comments · Editorial, Opinion