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Editorial: Inclusivity, even when POTUS suggests otherwise

February 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

“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...

Editorial: Does the relationship between staff and students need work?

December 1, 2016

The relationship between staff and students at the University is a complex one; students are expected to act as adults while being treated as less-than at times, and the staff expects a level of respect that isn’t always met by students. On top of this is the added complexity of the issue of transparency...

Editorial: The right to ‘stand up, fight back’

November 17, 2016

Protests have been a form of popular dissent since the beginning of civilized society—it’s how American colonists became emancipated from Britain, how suffragettes fought for women’s right to vote, and how the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed. Recently, protests have rocked the country in re...

Editorial: Anger, fine. Hate, unacceptable.

Editorial: Anger, fine. Hate, unacceptable.

November 11, 2016

As the results of the presidential election rolled in on Nov. 8, a few things became apparent. They are, in no particular order: that a large number of the American people are angry with “politics as usual” and have rebelled against the status quo, that those charged with predicting the outcome fa...

Editorial: On culture, not costume, and the online vilification of ignorance

November 3, 2016

In light of recent events on campus, it is necessary to address privilege and ignorance at the University. When several students dressed up for Halloween as homeless people, replete with sexualized costumes and signs perpetuating rape culture, it sparked outrage among students and faculty alike. The...

Editorial: Is ‘internet privacy’ an oxymoron?

October 27, 2016

October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the United States. Ironically, these past few weeks have revealed WikiLeaks of the Clinton campaign’s emails, videos from 2005 coming back to bite Donald Trump, and Ken Bone’s Reddit paper trail. These incidents have raised questions of our...

Editorial: ‘Locker room banter,’ Bill Cosby, and Brock Turner

October 20, 2016

As the first week of October concluded, Donald Trump’s comments on engaging in sexually predatory behavior surfaced. As the fallout from this somewhat unsurprising debacle ensued, it became abundantly clear that while discussing the topic of sexual assault may help with visibility of the issue, it...

Editorial: Walmart guns and ‘what ifs’

October 6, 2016

On Sept. 28 there was a shooting at a playground at an elementary school in South Carolina in which a six-year-old boy died, and on Oct. 3 there was a highly publicized incident in which reality star Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint in a Paris hotel. According to the Gun Violence Archive, th...

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