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Editorial: Sexual assault is a human issue, not a numbers one

April 27, 2017
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Sexual assault is an issue that plagues all levels of humanity, from the individual to the college campus to the national stage and beyond. It has also been highlighted recently in the media with the removal of high-profile Fox News employees Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, among others, due to allega...

Editorial: Housing, at your service

April 20, 2017
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As is true of any college administrative office, the Office of Housing Services faces an uphill-both-ways battle when it comes to the annual housing selection process. Not every single one of the University’s roughly 3,600 students can receive their first, second, or possibly even third choice in hou...

Editorial: With another tuition increase, are we headed for a ‘college bubble’ crisis?

April 13, 2017
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The University recently sent a letter home to families informing them of a 3.9 percent increase in the bottom-line price tag of a year’s tuition as a full-time student at the University, which will amount to $67,136 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The cost reflects the comprehensive fee including...

Editorial: One in four will die from cancer, but we still can’t show up for Relay

April 6, 2017
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If it doesn’t affect you now, it certainly will at some point in your life: cancer will destroy you, or the people you love, or the life that you live, or any combination thereof. If current research holds, the American Cancer Society (ACS) predicts that one in four deaths in the United States is fr...

Editorial: Art and life: One and the same, thanks to ‘Moonlight’

March 30, 2017
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The co-writer and director of “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins, visited the University on March 28 as the guest of honor in the University’s second annual Diversity Summit. The theme of this year’s summit was “Identity, Inclusion and Social Transformation: Centering Gender, Power and Privilege,”...

Editorial: Holding up half the sky

March 9, 2017
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“Women hold up half the sky,” a Chinese proverb reads, testifying to the literal and figurative importance of women across the world. March 8 marked the annual International Women’s Day, which takes place every year during National Women’s History Month. The organizers of the highly attended...

Editorial: Getcha head in the game (while you still can)

March 2, 2017
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“’Ray Bucknell” denotes both school pride and personal pride in being a piece of the whole; a whole that, on the whole, is pretty damn impressive. From athletics to scholarship to extracurricular engagement, University students are involved on multiple levels. For some reason, however, this...

Editorial: How to be inclusive in the face of targeted exclusivity

February 23, 2017
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As calls for diversity and inclusion have become increasingly visible throughout academia, society, and popular culture, targeted efforts to use more inclusive language and messaging have risen to prominence. On a national scale, there have been many recent examples: an NHL Kiss Cam featured its fir...

Editorial: Free speech cannot be conditional on political beliefs

February 16, 2017
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On Feb. 1, an event at the University of California, Berkeley featuring controversial Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was interrupted and eventually cancelled by a peaceful protest that turned violent, resulting in roughly $100,000 in damages. News sources also reported smashed windows of Berkeley...

Editorial: When national sports and national politics collide

February 9, 2017
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In a world where both upsets and last-minute overthrows in national politics and national sports rival one another in dividing their audience and eliciting shock, Super Bowl LI did not disappoint. The New England Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit in the second half of the game watched by an estimated...

Editorial: Using education as a weapon of resistance

February 2, 2017
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On Jan. 27, newly inaugurated President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration and travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen. This move was instantly met with opposition from civil rights unions, lawyers, and...

Editorial: Division through unity, and vice versa

January 26, 2017
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“F*** you, 2016” became a common refrain for many as the year marched on through unbridled police brutality against people of color, another record-breaking temperature high for the earth, and the death of a cadre of brilliant and influential artists, musicians, and actors. The tipping point for...

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