Opinion

EDITORIAL: Birth control for female inmates an issue of education, not economics

EDITORIAL: Birth control for female inmates an issue of education, not economics

The Nashville, Tennessee, news program WSMV 4 ran an investigative segment Monday that looked at “corruption, misuse of taxpayer dollars, criminal activities, scams and dangers to the Middle Tennessee region.” The scoop? The state’s effort to provide long-acting, reversible birth control to female inmates in state prisons is both an invasion of rights and a waste of taxpayer money. According […]

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RENNER: Everything in moderation

RENNER: Everything in moderation

What did the Mets fan say to the Royals fan eating a hot dog? “I heard those those cause cancer.” The World Health Organization came out with a report Oct. 26 that now classifies processed meat, such as hot dogs and bacon, as “carcinogenic to humans.” And what about unprocessed meat like steak? “Probably carcinogenic,” too. Carcinogenic is just a […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Raven-Symoné may want to think before she speaks

BURSTEIN: Raven-Symoné may want to think before she speaks

When Raven-Symoné first joined the daytime talk show “The View” in June as a permanent host, I had high hopes. For as long as I can remember, the show has been extremely aggravating to me. It is basically an hour of older women arguing about current events pertaining to both pop culture and greater politics, and it usually ends with […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Essena O’Neill’s Instagram movement a step in the right direction

EDITORIAL: Essena O’Neill’s Instagram movement a step in the right direction

It’s strange to step back and think about why we really use social media. Initially, social media was a way to connect with friends and family who we may or may not see every day, or to catch a glimpse into the lives of our favorite public figures. Now, it seems that some forms of social media have us speaking […]

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EDITORIAL: Millennial habit of advocating rather than donating still brings awareness to causes

EDITORIAL: Millennial habit of advocating rather than donating still brings awareness to causes

Many of us are guilty of walking down the street and ignoring the people from Planned Parenthood or Doctors Without Borders who ask us for money. And many of us feel equally as guilty for changing our profile pictures on Facebook to fight for a cause when we know a donation would go further. There are reasons we do it, […]

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GAMADES: Election season takes focus off bigger issues

GAMADES: Election season takes focus off bigger issues

There was another pre-election pageant on Wednesday. The U.S. Republican presidential candidates took the stage for the third time, and as usual, there was extensive commentary everywhere on the Internet: Ted Cruz gave a monologue about the media, Ben Carson looked sleepy, Marco Rubio finally hit his mark and Jeb Bush did not. Normally, I love this kind of post-debate […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
SARNA: China’s two-child policy a step in the right direction

SARNA: China’s two-child policy a step in the right direction

China made headlines Thursday after declaring it will lift its one-child policy by allowing its citizens to have two children. The one-child policy was implemented in the late 1970s by the core Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping, who wanted to ensure that “the fruits of economic growth are not devoured by population growth,” he once said. As I hail from […]

by Rhea Sarna· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to “Elie Wiesel: Not A Champion for Human Rights”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to “Elie Wiesel: Not A Champion for Human Rights”

Letters to the Editor do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. To The Editor, I was saddened to read the recent op-ed in the Free Press attacking Israel and Elie Wiesel. That someone with such profound hatred and ignorance should be attending BU is sad in and of itself. That […]

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EDITORIAL: Success Academy’s “Got to Go” misses the point of education, discipline

EDITORIAL: Success Academy’s “Got to Go” misses the point of education, discipline

The Success Academy charter school system in New York has often been questioned for their practices of supposedly “weeding out” problematic students who they would like to see leave the program. Now, The New York Times has found files and completed interviews with current and former Success employees that might prove the suspicions true. According to the Times, the system […]

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BURSTEIN: Minors cannot consent if they don’t know what it means

BURSTEIN: Minors cannot consent if they don’t know what it means

On Friday, authors Douglas Wight and Jennifer Wiley released their new book, an unauthorized biography of pop singer Rita Ora, entitled, “Hot Right Now: The Definitive Biography of Rita Ora.” According to its Amazon description, the book gives a detailed view of Ora’s life, starting with her beginnings as a refugee in Kosovo to her successful career as “the hottest […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion