Opinion

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BERMAN: Sean Hannity is Trump’s biggest fan

Throughout this mind-boggling, scream-inducing and hair-pulling election, much of the blame for Trump’s success in securing the Republican nomination has been attributed to the mainstream media. The lack of coverage of substantive issues by the likes of CNN, NBC, Fox News, CBS and ABC has certainly illuminated the corporate shadow over these networks. However, this is not to say the […]

By Max Berman· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Melania Trump is no Bill Clinton

EDITORIAL: Melania Trump is no Bill Clinton

Melania Trump is a beautiful woman. She has modeled for the likes of British GQ and various European publications, and is therefore used to being in the public eye. But she has remained private to the point of reclusion since her plagiarism incident at the Republican National Convention in July. A Washington Post article noted it was “only Wednesday night — after a […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Tampons in all bathrooms a step toward intersectionality

EDITORIAL: Tampons in all bathrooms a step toward intersectionality

Menstruation: it’s sort of the elephant in the room for many, with a definite presence but little to no acknowledgement, despite its regularity. Brown University is attempting to change that in a big way. Spearheaded by the Undergraduate Council of Students and representative Viet Nguyen in particular, Brown is not only going beyond addressing the elephant in the room, but […]

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OLIVIER: One nation, under surveillance

OLIVIER: One nation, under surveillance

The instant you feel you’re at last unplugged from the outside world, you’re wrong. When you think you’re alone in the comfort of your home, with nothing but the glow of your computer screen and the soft buzz of your television, think again. At your most vulnerable moments, in the shadows of your unfeigned intimacy, there lurks a veiled monster. […]

By Kaitlyn Olivier· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Miss America diversifies, but it’s still Miss America

EDITORIAL: Miss America diversifies, but it’s still Miss America

Though we have come leaps and bounds from the days of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, unrealistic expectations of women and their relation to beauty, femininity and tradition are still commonplace. Erin O’Flaherty, hailing from Missouri, is challenging some of those stereotypes by competing in this weekend’s Miss America finale as the first openly lesbian candidate, according to a […]

By Editors· · 1 comment · Editorial, Opinion
STROINSKI: Kaepernick, Beyoncé and why we hate non-violent protest

STROINSKI: Kaepernick, Beyoncé and why we hate non-violent protest

Some guy Thoreau once said, “all men recognize … the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.” The right to refuse allegiance to the government, or in the other words, to protest it and its actions, is a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Although we can […]

By Anna Stroinski· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Microaggressions are rampant, and education is the first step to change

EDITORIAL: Microaggressions are rampant, and education is the first step to change

“It would not be unheard-of for a student to join us from the state of Wisconsin having had zero people of color in their high school,” Dr. Lori Berquam, dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said in a New York Times article. Under Berquam’s leadership, UW-Madison has joined the ranks of campuses becoming more aware of microaggressions, as […]

By Editors· · 2 comments · Editorial, Opinion
JOHNSTON: Why choose the lesser of two evils?

JOHNSTON: Why choose the lesser of two evils?

With November just two months away, there’s little time for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to rev up their camps and take control of the tense election race. Neither has the race in their pocket, and it’s pretty obvious as to why. People simply don’t like either candidate. Why should they? Trump has a loud mouth he uses to offend […]

By Andrew Johnston· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Overhaul the internship

TENTINDO: Overhaul the internship

Summertime is about relaxing by the beach, seeing old friends and getting the perfect Instagram. Or is it about getting the perfect internship, subletting an apartment and meeting new coworkers? Increasingly, summertime is no longer a break from education, but rather a time to pack with as many resume-boosters as possible. The summer internship trend is reaching an apex right […]

By Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday his choice to endorse the pilot program for body cameras in police forces, but said other issues should be prioritized before body cameras become a necessity. PHOTO COURTESY TASER

EDITORIAL: Dispute over body cameras signifies systemic divide between police and public

It’s still up in the air whether 100 Boston police officers will soon be equipped with state-of-the-art body cameras. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced the pilot program last month, mandating that the cameras are strapped onto officers  “of all ages and races from five sections of the city and the department’s Youth Violence Strike Force to wear the cameras […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion