Opinion

BURSTEIN: College is a montage of gratifying moments

BURSTEIN: College is a montage of gratifying moments

I’ve always been a very sentimental person. I cried at my last eighth grade dance because leaving the comfort of my middle school and transitioning to the big, scary high school meant that everything was going to change. I was one of those people. I felt nostalgic and grateful rather than completely ready to move on when we were finishing […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Fighting the stigma of the singular

WILSHERE: Fighting the stigma of the singular

The more I attend my class on gender studies in the media, the more skeptical I am of perceptions of relationships. Running on a low amount of sleep, multiple cups of coffee, spinach artichoke dip from Late Night Kitchen and a stomach filled with regret, I wrote an essay about the perceptions of single people. Single people are those who, […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Panama Papers expose global tax evasion, could spur change

GAMADES: Panama Papers expose global tax evasion, could spur change

It sounds like the exposition for a tech thriller novel. The biggest data leak in history. The world’s rich and powerful exposed for hiding their massive wealth in offshore corporations to evade taxes. The only thing missing is a central plotline about a young, misunderstood genius hacker. Throw in some death threats and a romance, and you’ve just about got […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Telemedicine trivializes visit to doctor through texts

EDITORIAL: Telemedicine trivializes visit to doctor through texts

What would you share with your doctor? People are sending photos of rashes on a diverse array of body parts to their doctors for advice or a diagnosis in a new practice known as “telemedicine,” The Guardian reported. The American Academy of Dermatology requires secure networks, high-quality imaging and for doctors to have worked with patients before telemedicine can be […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
OP-ED: BU Hillel community is all-inclusive

OP-ED: BU Hillel community is all-inclusive

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. My latest YouTube obsession is something called “Bad Lip Reading.” In “Bad Lip Reading,” new dialogue is dubbed over scenes from movies like “The Avengers” and “Twilight.” Instead of Kristen Stewart telling Robert Pattinson she’s freaked out that he’s a vampire or Mark […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Op-Ed, Opinion
EDITORIAL: LGBT publications’ straight white covers direly need diversity

EDITORIAL: LGBT publications’ straight white covers direly need diversity

It seems straight white men have taken over the LGBT realm too. In the past five years, they made up 40 percent of LGBT magazine covers (Out, The Advocate and Attitude), while white LGBT people made up 35 percent, LGBT people of color made up 9 percent and transgender or nonbinary people made up 2 percent, according to a study […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Response to 2015’s “Open Letter: How BU fails sexual assault victims”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Response to 2015’s “Open Letter: How BU fails sexual assault victims”

Letters to the Editor do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. To the prospective Class of 2020 (and their parents): It’s that time of year again. As Commonwealth Avenue pulses with freshly warmed spring air, prospective students see a particularly bright version of Boston University. As you all make your […]

by Editors· · 7 comments · Letters to Editor, Opinion
MARTIN: eSports can compete with traditional sports

MARTIN: eSports can compete with traditional sports

It’s about time that sports evolve. I’m talking about the ever-growing world of eSports. Competitive video gaming has been around for a long time, but with popularity rising with the advancement of technology, eSports might find themselves mainstream pretty soon. Thank goodness, I say. Of course, there will always be people who don’t have the plasticity to admit gaming is […]

by Ellis Martin· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Air France demands respect for other cultures with headscarf request

BURSTEIN: Air France demands respect for other cultures with headscarf request

This past week, Air France faced backlash from its female crewmembers after requesting that they wear more modest clothing during flights to Iran and put on a “loose-fitting jacket and headscarf” before getting off the plane at the Tehran airport, The Guardian reported. The airline has not offered flights to Iran in eight years, but it decided in January to […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Swipebuster allows users to invade Tinderers’ already limited privacy

EDITORIAL: Swipebuster allows users to invade Tinderers’ already limited privacy

One new website wants to show the world that if people play with Tinder, they’re going to get burned. For only $4.99, Swipebuster helps customers find out if a specific person has an active Tinder account and shows their last known location, according to The Guardian. Users enter a first name, age and relative location to search for other Tinder […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion