Opinion

GANS: Fish Down Under swims into Australian community

GANS: Fish Down Under swims into Australian community

Sydney, like many metropolises, is a huge city but a very small world. I found this out the awkward way when my friends and I ended up at a 30-something-year-old’s birthday party in the garage of a quiet Sydney suburb. It was the beginning of the semester, and my friends had met a group of guys at a late-night bar […]

by Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
NADEL: Asking Ecuadorian students about American presidential race

NADEL: Asking Ecuadorian students about American presidential race

When I first tell people that I’m from the United States, the order of conversation usually proceeds as follows: me clarifying that no, I’m not from New York City but instead upstate New York, that I do not know their relative and then what I think about Donald Trump. At first, it felt like Donald Trump was all Ecuadorians wanted […]

by Olivia Nadel· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Sexual harassment claims should be viewed as a wake-up call

EDITORIAL: Sexual harassment claims should be viewed as a wake-up call

Two women, Erin Shyr and Maria Currie, filed a complaint on Tuesday against Boston University professor Eric Ruske, claiming sexual harassment and a university’s inability to handle the situation. The complaint issued in Suffolk Superior Court told a story of Ruske’s alleged inappropriate behavior toward both plaintiffs, including unwanted physical contact towards Shyr and sexually charged email and text messages […]

by Editors· · 1 comment · Editorial, Opinion
RENNER: Chariot for Women is undermining positives of ride-sharing

RENNER: Chariot for Women is undermining positives of ride-sharing

A former Uber driver and his wife are launching a car service in Boston exclusively for females. As an alternative to services like Uber and Lyft, Chariot for Women “was born to ensure safety, comfort and pleasure as well as giving back to female-focused charities and foundations through our transportation services,” according to the startup’s website. It would only hire […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Affordable housing is necessary for Cambridge’s health

YANK-JACOBS: Affordable housing is necessary for Cambridge’s health

The City of Cambridge’s story since the late 1970s revolves largely around the influx of biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms — particularly in the Kendall Square area — whose presence has increased the population and caused high-skilled labor to displace middle- and low-income workers. These pressures increased housing prices drastically, thereby creating a loop that further locked out working families and […]

by Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 2 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Driverless taxis do not solve Boston’s transportation woes

EDITORIAL: Driverless taxis do not solve Boston’s transportation woes

Since the emergence of science fiction as a genre, children and adults alike have dreamed of driverless cars, perhaps floating through or above metropolises in the distant future. Now, Emilio Frazzoli and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working with their colleagues in Singapore on the Future Urban Mobility project at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
GAMADES: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton too nice for media

GAMADES: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton too nice for media

Will the 2016 primary season ever end? After what seems like 100 years of campaigning, debates and petty fighting, we’re rolling toward the finish line. If the Republican race was a fictional TV drama — and admittedly, it has felt like one at times — we’d be approaching its heavily advertised two-part finale. Whether or not Donald Trump becomes the […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
MARTIN: Advertisements are infiltrating our every move

MARTIN: Advertisements are infiltrating our every move

The 21st century is an era fascinated with and centered on the vast amount of growth in the technology industry. Science benefits from new computing powers and new sources of energy. Accessing a variety of cultures and connecting with people is simple and fun thanks to the Internet and social media. Even entertainment is moving away from the physical world […]

by Ellis Martin· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Rhode Island squanders opportunity for reinvention

EDITORIAL: Rhode Island squanders opportunity for reinvention

There’s no island quite like Rhode Island. Throughout Rhode Island’s tourism campaign, the state has continually failed and has drawn ire from residents and out-of-staters alike, The New York Times reported. The state first released a video featuring brief footage of a skateboarder shot in Iceland, not Rhode Island. Then, the state unveiled a new slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler and […]

by Editors· · 2 comments · Editorial, Opinion
TENTINDO: Boston University’s Student Health Services lacks quality

TENTINDO: Boston University’s Student Health Services lacks quality

Most would agree that health at college is usually compromised to prioritize school, work or social lives. Personally, when I feel sick, I either ignore it and pass it off as seasonal allergies or crumble to snotty pieces. Recently, Boston University’s Student Health Services, especially its mental health services, has been criticized as being underwhelming. SHS has almost become a […]

by Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion