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
BURSTEIN: Marriage, not the end of our happiness

BURSTEIN: Marriage, not the end of our happiness

I have a very distinct memory of walking the streets of New York City with my uncle when I was 10 or 11 years old. We were passing Central Park after leaving the zoo, and I noticed a bride and groom taking pictures in the distance. Instead of giddily laughing at the prospect of true love as I did, my […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion, Uncategorized
A bill passed Wednesday by the Massachusetts House may subject Uber and Lyft drivers to more extensive state certification and background checks. ILLUSTRATION BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

EDITORIAL: Uber prioritizes profit over safety, and young people pay

Uber has moved from the realms of massive to monopolistic in the Boston area, as drunken college students and young professionals pile into the easily accessible transportation source day and night. Zipping around the city, one may feel invincible. Boston’s recent spate of alleged assaults, however, may curb the unbridled enthusiasm. Michael Vedrine, 32, was arraigned Friday, pleading not guilty […]

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WILSHERE: A connection beyond cellular

WILSHERE: A connection beyond cellular

Space may be hailed as the final frontier, but every day millennials venture into unchartered territory. As we use our phones, our laptops, our watch-phones and sometimes our shoe phones, we are journeying into the great unknown, often unaware of the effect technology has on our relationships. There is a new set of unwritten rules, it seems, that come with […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish Down Under swims back home

GANS: Fish Down Under swims back home

This time last week, my plane was somewhere in the air between Sydney and Los Angeles. In the weeks approaching that flight, I really thought I’d be ready. One semester was enough time away. But despite missing my family, American iced coffee and real bagels, I was devastated to leave my new home. Now, with my jet lag still lingering, […]

By Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Opinion
EDITORIAL: Broadway diversity could influence change in Hollywood

EDITORIAL: Broadway diversity could influence change in Hollywood

This year has seen a slew of online activism and backlash surrounding the entertainment industry, specifically prior to the February Academy Awards ceremony that prompted the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. But while the film industry has been flailing in the eyes of consumers and actors alike, Broadway may be humming to a different tune. According to Michael Paulson, one of the […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
NADEL: Lessons learned abroad

NADEL: Lessons learned abroad

When I first arrived in Ecuador, I felt like I was on another planet. Culture shock is a real thing — and wow, was I uncomfortable with it. Four months later, I still feel like I’m on another planet, but a much better, slightly less uncomfortable one. I’m prepared for how cliché I’m about to seem, but I feel that […]

By Olivia Nadel· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Slandering CAMERA won’t foster understanding

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Slandering CAMERA won’t foster understanding

Letters to the Editor do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. The Daily Free Press story “Palestinian student advocates protest festival celebrating Israel Independence Day” quoted a pamphlet distributed by anti-Israel demonstrators charging that the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is “a known […]

By Editors· · 4 comments · Letters to Editor, Opinion