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Editorial: Analyzing the developing narrative against Brett Kavanaugh

September 27, 2018


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The question of focus surrounding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should not be whether her claims are true, but rather, how incriminating these claims are to the integrity of the candidate. The approach to Dr. Ford’s allegations has...

Editorial: Anonymous op-ed in The New York Times stirs questions of the President’s competency

Editorial: Anonymous op-ed in The New York Times stirs questions of the President’s competency

September 13, 2018


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The anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times last Wednesday written by a senior official in the Trump administration left our editorial staff feeling as though we couldn’t wait until our next publication date to offer commentary. The significance of an anonymous publication cannot go understat...

Editorial: In Maryland’s troubling football culture, praise for players’ gesture

Editorial: In Maryland’s troubling football culture, praise for players’ gesture

September 6, 2018


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Following the untimely death of the University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair (detailed in this week’s edition of Beyond the Bison), his team honored him by lining up for the first play of their season-opener against Texas with only 10 players, tangibly stressing the gaping hole with which...

Editorial: John McCain’s phlegmatic approach to political discourse in the age of insult

August 30, 2018


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In response to a question during a campaign rally in 2008 prompting dispute over former presidential candidate Barack Obama’s “Arab” ethnicity, fellow candidate John McCain said, “No ma’am, he is a decent family man, citizen, that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues,...

Editorial: the debate over Amy Wax’s visit

April 26, 2018


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Controversy swirled this week around a pending visit to the University from Amy Wax, a professor at Penn Law school. At the time of this writing, Wax had not delivered her lecture yet, which was scheduled for April 26. Yet before she even set foot on campus, conflict did not escape the controversial pr...

Editorial: Recent videos documenting police use of force highlight bystander accountability

April 19, 2018


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Last Thursday, April 12, two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after an employee called the police claiming that the men were refusing to either make a purchase or leave. The men stated they were waiting to meet someone, who showed up while they were being arrested. The incident led...

Editorial: Is user privacy a widespread concern?

April 12, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

Mark Zuckerburg testified to the Senate this week in a high-profile hearing that is raising a lot of eyebrows, and causing many to question how much trust we should put in social media outlets. Social media giant Facebook came under fire recently after it was revealed they allowed data firm Cambridge...

Editorial: Our reaction to Chelsea Handler’s visit to campus

Editorial: Our reaction to Chelsea Handler’s visit to campus

April 5, 2018


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Chelsea Handler is notorious for her strong personality, which often reveals itself in controversial, unfiltered rhetoric. While this rhetoric is often masked by humor, Handler has recently attempted to turn towards legitimate political activism. This is an admirable choice, one that required her to humbly...

Editorial: Is Stormy Daniels part of #MeToo?

April 2, 2018


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Adult film star Stormy Daniels made even more headlines this week after a highly publicized “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper on March 27. Aside from the more obvious points of discussion — President Donald Trump’s attorney paying off Daniels to keep her quiet, the Trump campaign’s...

Editorial: Our response to the Letters to the Editor

March 8, 2018


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This week, we received two letters to the editor — published in our Opinions section — regarding a satire article printed on Feb. 22 entitled “Jesus Christ arises too early, caught on wild night out.” We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the concerns raised in these letters...

Editorial: The issue overlooked in the net neutrality debate

March 1, 2018


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The debate on net neutrality is not new, yet it’s still a far cry from being resolved. Headlines this week are a testament to that. After the newly-appointed Federal Communications Chair, Ajit Pai, repealed the Obama-era net neutrality rules - officially called the Open Internet Order - Democrats have...

Editorial: The 25th amendment is not the way out of the Trump presidency

February 22, 2018


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Americans have put up with a lot from President Donald Trump. Many of the things he has done or said would have amounted to a major controversy with any other figure of such immense political influence, but with a new controversy popping up every few days, it’s impossible to treat each one with due sign...

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