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

November 17, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Editorial: Decision 2016: Not not an endorsement

September 29, 2016


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The editorial board of The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America on Sept. 24. The very next day, the same editorial board published a denouncement of the Republican nominee titled “Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President.” Trump has not yet received...

Editorial: An abundance of opportunity, especially in rural PA

September 22, 2016


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Journalists, comedians, scientists, singers, actors, activists, actresses—people from all walks of life have graced the stages of the University over the years. Even less than one month into this academic year, teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney and the creator of the blog “Humans of New York” Brandon...

Editorial: The double-edged sword of over-politicization

September 15, 2016


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The barrage of information the general public faces on a daily basis can lead to confusion over what is relevant and what is not. For example, this week’s headlines oscillated between those referencing Hillary Clinton’s failure to smile during a televised forum and those referencing video footage...

Editorial: Social injustice: From silence to conversation

September 8, 2016


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Silence fell over the Weis Center following a video montage prepared for the “Conscience, Courage, Community” discussion on Sept. 6. The montage depicted media coverage of the plague of social injustices that have taken over airwaves in recent months: the epidemic of murders of black Americans...

Editorial: The age of social media, emphasis on the media

September 1, 2016


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With the advent of the internet came the free fall of print journalism, for better or for worse. And with that came news sources transitioning to social media as a primary method of dissemination of news and stories. With major domestic and international events such as the Olympic Games in August and...

Commencement Editorial: Don’t be a stranger

Commencement Editorial: Don’t be a stranger

May 19, 2016


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Commencement marks the end of students’ time at the University and represents a new beginning, whether that entails graduate school, a job, travel, or other ventures. Many students talk about entering the “real world” with both excitement and worry, and while the University may not be known f...

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