Opinion

BURSTEIN: Only action brings diversity

BURSTEIN: Only action brings diversity

One month into 2016 and diversity is already a common theme. From the recent installments in the #OscarsSoWhite saga to DeRay Mckesson’s interview with Stephen Colbert to even Macklemore’s new privilege-checking single, discussions about race are coming to society’s forefront. But diversity and justice can’t be brought about by talk — it can only be achieved through good old action. […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
BONADIES: I faked my way through football with Twitter

BONADIES: I faked my way through football with Twitter

Take one look at me and you can safely assume I’m not the sporty type. I have never followed professional sports, don’t know the first thing about fantasy leagues, can’t tell Peyton from Eli and still don’t know the real difference between the AFC and the NFC. Despite my father and sister being avid sports fans, the appeal was never […]

by Ben Bonadies· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
OP-ED: The Secret Golden Age of Classical Music: A Young Composer’s View

OP-ED: The Secret Golden Age of Classical Music: A Young Composer’s View

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. Classical music is said to be on the verge of extinction. Optimists proclaim traditional classical music is alive and well. The tradition of attending classical concerts and operas is dying, and the new “classical music” written today fails to draw a […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Op-Ed, Opinion
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EDITORIAL: FSU settlement doesn’t erase sexual assault

How much is settling a campus sexual assault case worth? Well, about $1 million. Florida State University paid $950,000 to settle a 2012 lawsuit filed by former student Erica Kinsman, alleging the then-Seminoles’ football player Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her, The New York Times reported Monday. The settlement also required FSU to implement and report sexual assault awareness programs for the next five […]

by Editors· · 2 comments · Editorial, Opinion
RENNER: Otto Warmbier foolish to travel to North Korea

RENNER: Otto Warmbier foolish to travel to North Korea

Young Pioneer Tours is the self-proclaimed “budget North Korea tour operator.” This company released a statement Friday verifying the reports of a U.S. citizen “being detained in Pyongyang.” Perhaps this is part of the “off the beaten track” experience the tour company advertises. The detainee, Otto Warmbier, is a third-year student at the University of Virginia. According to CNN, “Warmbier’s […]

by Elise Renner· · 8 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: New app simplifies birth control, eliminates doctors

EDITORIAL: New app simplifies birth control, eliminates doctors

Vagina owners, rejoice — birth control is now easier than ever to get ahold of. Nurx is a new app that allows women to order birth control and have it delivered to their doors, according to the app’s website. App users first fill out an online questionnaire about their medical history, which is then sent to a doctor. Though there […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Finland’s migrant courses need to be broadened

EDITORIAL: Finland’s migrant courses need to be broadened

Keeping migrants out of jail is so important that Finland is now offering them optional classes on Finnish law, BBC reported. The police- and ministry-backed courses are a way for new migrants to become informed about the laws in their new home country, which could differ considerably from those in their homelands. These courses are now being implemented in response to Finland’s […]

by Editors· · 2 comments · Editorial, Opinion
WILSHERE: In running and relationships, determination is key

WILSHERE: In running and relationships, determination is key

I was born with a fire in my legs. When I was young, I used to run until I tired myself out, chasing soccer balls and clouds like dreams in my backyard. By the time I entered high school, I entertained the idea of pursuing the sport of running fast. I joined the track team and I ran fast — […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Political party polarization more prevalent than ever

GAMADES: Political party polarization more prevalent than ever

While working this summer at a camp in Texas, one of my twelve year olds asked me, “What’s the difference between a Democrat and a Republican?” Her friends, normally distracted by their devices, were suddenly paying rapt attention. Ten expectant, Bible Belt-raised, “I-repeat-what-adults-say-verbatim-to-mom-and-dad” faces waited for my answer. I tried to think of a response that wouldn’t give away my […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
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EDITORIAL: Oregon militiamen lack respect for Native Americans

There are still people occupying Oregon, they’ve still got guns and they’re still ridiculous. The leader of a group of armed Oregon ranchers, LaVoy Finicum, posted a YouTube video of him and his fellow ranchers rummaging through boxes of Native American artifacts found in a government-owned building on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the Guardian reported. The storeroom in which […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion