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Editorial: Crisis of common sense, vaccines in America

February 21, 2019


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared measles to be eradicated in the United States in 2000. However, over 100 cases have been reported in 2019, spread across 21 states. While the major outbreaks have widely been contained, scientific evidence points to parents who declined to have...

Editorial: One year later: Still a long road ahead

February 14, 2019


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One year ago on Thursday, a man carrying a semi-automatic weapon walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and murdered 17 individuals. The victims included students Alyssa Alhadeff, who was known for her soccer and debate skills, Luke Hoyer, remembered by his friends for his dry sense of humor, and...

Miko Peled: Where to draw the line

February 8, 2019


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Author and Palestinian rights activist Miko Peled came to the University to speak at the invitation of English Professor Michael Drexler on Feb. 7. The lecture was supported by the University Lectureship Committee and co-sponsored by six academic departments: English, Geography, International Relations,...

Howard Schultz: From coffee to candidate?

January 31, 2019


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Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks, announced on Twitter that he was considering running for president in 2020 on Jan. 27. Schultz, who was at the helm of Starbucks from 1986-2000 and again from 2008-2017, said that he would run as a centrist independent, believing that our bipartisan system is...

Journalistic integrity in the era of “fake news”

January 24, 2019


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BuzzFeed News reported on Jan. 17 that U.S. President Donald Trump instructed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans for the construction of a Trump Tower in Moscow. The report cited two unnamed and unconfirmed law enforcement sources. In an unusual move, Special Counsel Robert...

Editorial: Climate change report released on Black Friday contradicts the presidential administration’s messages of denial

Editorial: Climate change report released on Black Friday contradicts the presidential administration’s messages of denial

November 30, 2018


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A representative from the Marshall Islands, a small archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia, called a lack of action on climate change equivalent to “genocide,” at the Paris climate accords in 2015. The international summit, which at the time seemed hopeful due to the...

Editorial: Professor Chris Ellis’ Kavanaugh poster sparks productive conversation, but has short-sighted approach to due process

October 25, 2018


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This past week, some may have noticed a poster on Associate Professor of Political Science Chris Ellis’ door. The poster, featuring a picture of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, was captioned, “Nevertheless, he persisted.” This aphorism originates from the Senate debate over the...

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...

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