Opinion

EDITORIAL: Encouraging teenage pregnancy won’t cure economic hardships

EDITORIAL: Encouraging teenage pregnancy won’t cure economic hardships

As students, nearly all of us have been through the much-dreaded-but-entirely-necessary entity that is middle school Health and Sexual Education Class. We sat awkwardly in rows beside the classmates we had known for out entire lives, and listened to our unenthusiastic physical education teachers lecture on the male and female anatomies, condoms and those dreaded sexually transmitted diseases. While the sole […]

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KEULER: Divestment — well-intended but ineffective

KEULER: Divestment — well-intended but ineffective

Although elections for positions on Boston University’s 2015 Student Government Executive Board closed this past Monday, one ballot question will likely remain in the university discourse for quite some time: “Should Boston University divest (stop investing in) the fossil fuel industry?” This referendum on the role fossil fuels should play in our university endowment is non-binding, but it is clear […]

by Andrew Keuler· · 4 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: The Price of Thin

EDITORIAL: The Price of Thin

The “price of thin” usually refers to the effort put into counting calories, hitting the gym or taking more drastic measures to reach a certain weight. But in France, the fashion capital of the world, the government has quite literally assigned a price to excessive thinness. The French legislature passed a bill Friday that bans those with a Body Mass […]

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REMILLARD: Yik Yak Should Have No Place in Our Pockets

REMILLARD: Yik Yak Should Have No Place in Our Pockets

We all have it in our pockets. We check it in the elevator, the line at Starbucks, during boring conversations with those half-friends from orientation, and admittedly, in class. Yik Yak is another one of those go-to apps, to fill the silence, the boredom, the moments before you fall back asleep after getting up to pee at 4 a.m. It’s […]

by Christopher Remillard· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
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RYAN: Constitution Con?

Imagine a convention center filled with … three-cornered hats. And powdered wigs. Imagine British soldiers in vibrant red coats and little paperboys handing out copies of the Federalist Papers. Featured guests would include Nicolas Cage (“National Treasure,” anybody?) and Daniel Day-Lewis. There’d be a costume contest to see who was the best Founding Father. If that’s not a constitutional convention, […]

by Sara Ryan· · 3 comments · Columns, Opinion

INTERROBANG

Two men from Canada traveled 2,000 miles with their sons for the sole purpose of reaching the original Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin, Kentucky. We here at the ol’ Free Press were wondering what BU people would make a lengthy trip for? Questrom: The land of milk and money. BU Athletics: A distant location to hide Jack Eichel from the […]

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EDITORIAL: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Learning

EDITORIAL: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Learning

Regardless of how one comes to receive it, an education from an institution like Boston University is a tremendous privilege. Like many tremendous privileges, it’s afforded to very few people. What’s not a tremendous privilege, though, is education in general. Education in general is a basic right, and like many basic rights, it’s sadly also afforded to very few people. […]

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RILEY: The Waitomo Glowworm Caves

RILEY: The Waitomo Glowworm Caves

The caves of Waitomo, an extensive network of 80 different caverns located under a small town on New Zealand’s North Island, were first explored in 1887 by a tribal chief of Maori peoples native to the area and an English surveyor. The two pioneers glided through the pitch-black caves on small rafts lit only by candles, marveling at ancient limestone […]

by Rachel Riley· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
CARIKER: Civil political discourse necessary for progress

CARIKER: Civil political discourse necessary for progress

Living in a democratic nation has a whole lot of perks. As a citizen, having a say in who runs your country is a very important and incredible aspect of our nation, and no one should take that for granted. Being able to voice your opinion and vote for candidates that embody your morals is a great thing. However, it […]

by Mariel Cariker· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Rolling Stone Gathers No Sympathy

EDITORIAL: Rolling Stone Gathers No Sympathy

On Sunday, the Columbia Journalism Review released a report on Rolling Stone’s infamous 2014 story “Rape on Campus,” hacking out each wrongdoing, mistake and omission the writer made in her reporting of what she believed to be a true account of “Jackie,” the pseudonymous University of Virginia freshman at the center of the feature. Though the story told in “A […]

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