Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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COLUMN: New beginnings, thoughts and insights

Hello, everyone. It is an absolute pleasure to introduce myself to you as the new Tuesday columnist for The Daily Free Press for the Spring semester. Since my rants and raves will be taking up a better portion of the opinion page in the coming weeks, and I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a […]

EDIT: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

To many students at Boston University, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a day off to catch up on sleep, recover from the weekend and generally relax for the week ahead. Not many individuals appeared to take it as time to reflect on civil rights in America, both past and present. Instead, capitalizing on the […]

EDIT: Touchdowns and trauma

There are currently 32 teams in the NFL with around 50 men each. That adds up to about 1,700 men, who tackle, clobber, sack and pummel each other for a salary — an average of $2 million a year, to be specific. Although spectators may love the aggression of the game, a 10-pound head is […]

RYAN: Build a bridge… and get over it

During my brief winter break hiatus from published sass and snark, one governor teed up the scandal of the year (all eight days of it). N.J. Gov. Chris Christie fired a top aide after allegations regarding unnecessary and politically motivated lane closures on the heavily congested George Washington Bridge. Unfortunately for Christie, the media is […]

SHEA: Helen of Troy

In middle school, the kids would play a game not unlike the story of Helen’s capture by Paris in which one girl (usually me) was pursued by two enemy camps. I loved this game, but have always been sympathetic toward Helen because she was in a difficult situation during the Trojan War, torn between two […]