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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


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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...

Editorial: Same weapon, same pattern of response: mass shootings won’t wait for congressional leisure with gun control

Editorial: Same weapon, same pattern of response: mass shootings won’t wait for congressional leisure with gun control

February 15, 2018


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As of this past Wednesday, Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. can be added to the growing list of mass school shootings in the United States. In fact, it has made the top ten. The casualties are high: at least 17 have been reported dead and 16 injured. The suspected gunma...

Editorial: Women want a female-friendly world, not female-friendly products

February 8, 2018


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The New York Post reported Feb. 4 that Doritos, a subsidiary company of PepsiCo, was planning on making a “lady-friendly” version of their chips, referencing statements made by PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi in an interview on Jan. 31. Nooyi claimed the new chip would be less crunchy, because ...

Editorial: A contradictory state of affairs in the State of the Union Address

February 1, 2018


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President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union (SOTU) speech on Jan. 30. While many viewers likely watched with bated breath, anticipating a lewd comment or a provocative judgment — a Trump staple — the president remained shockingly, well, presidential. We do not, however, deem this w...

Editorial: “You can be president! And you can be president! Everyone can be president!” We disagree.

January 25, 2018


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When Oprah Winfrey left the Golden Globes stage after accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award, many viewers were left wondering if Winfrey had just subtly launched a presidential campaign for the 2020 election. Language such as, “a new day is on the horizon,” is reminiscent of a presidential candidate mak...

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