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The rich have really got the hang of professional plagiarism

The rich have really got the hang of professional plagiarism

Alex Boyer, Senior Writer

September 27, 2019

In the recent New York Times article “Cheating, Inc.: How Writing Papers for American College Students Has Become a Lucrative Profession Overseas,” journalists Farah Stockman and Carlos Mureithi detail a growing trend of “essay-for-hire” services, which outsource the academic work of the Global...

Editorial: Breaking down the costs and effects of the building impeachment momentum

September 27, 2019

Just when calls by House Democrats to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump had subsided, news this week of Trump’s summer phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has brought new fuel to this fire. A whistleblower claimed that Trump repeatedly pressed Zelensky to investigate former Vice Pre...

Trudeau answered for blackface; will voters answer for Trudeau?

Jax White, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

Ever since his first ministerial election in 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has served as the embodiment of youth liberalism in politics. His careful endorsement of the pro-choice movement, acceptance of immigrants, backing of the feminist movement and advocacy for Canadian legalization...

The U.N. Climate Summit 2019: A symbol of American environmental apathy

The U.N. Climate Summit 2019: A symbol of American environmental apathy

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

September 27, 2019

A sixteen-year-old sailing across the ocean, hundreds of marches, inspiring speeches by climate activists — all proclaimed a global call to action on Sept. 20 for national governments and institutions to address climate change. This outpouring of support for comprehensive environmental policy made...

Who (or what) is to blame for the opioid epidemic?

Jacob Feuerstein, Opinions Co-Editor

September 26, 2019

Mortimer, Arthur and Raymond Sackler: you may be familiar with these names now, but they were practically unheard of 10 or 15 years ago, except for a few people in New York high society. Their story begins in the 1930s. At the time, the brothers, born of Jewish migrants, were working hard to pay their...

What deserves regulation: vaping or guns?

What deserves regulation: vaping or guns?

Olivia Spaccasi, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2019

Last week the Trump Administration announced plans to address the countrywide vaping epidemic. Administration officials and top health advisers plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, following a tumultuous summer during which claims of vape-related illnesses became front-page stories. This step towards...

Third Democratic debate offers more losers than winners

Griffin Perrault, Opinions Co-Editor

September 19, 2019

If the third Democratic Debate on Sept. 12 made anything clear, it’s that candidate Joe Biden cannot win against U.S. President Donald Trump. This conclusion was not immediately recognizable; the former vice president started out reasonably strong, appearing for a moment to shed the stumbling incoher...

Monopolization of an industry: Amazon

Monopolization of an industry: Amazon

Jax White, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2019

Monopolies are commonly thought of as issues of the past. Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller were considered the most powerful men of their time, enough so that they manipulated the presidential election of 1896. Even though the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 technically outlawed the...

Soros and Trump: In agreement?

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

September 19, 2019

George Soros, billionaire liberal financier and founder of the Open Society Foundations, offered some (rare) praise as well as some criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump in his Sept. 9 op-ed posted in the Wall Street Journal. He admired the strong stance that the Trump administration has taken towards...

Editorial: As a tragedy fades from vivid memory, how should the University remember 9/11?

Editorial: As a tragedy fades from vivid memory, how should the University remember 9/11?

September 12, 2019

Eighteen years ago this week, the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks took the lives of nearly 3000 people in New York City, Shanksville, Pa. and Washington, D.C. Keeping with the tradition of years past, Americans vowed once again to “never forget” the tragedies that occurred on that autumn morning. In Lowe...

Analyzing the NFL’s Antonio Brown saga

Caleb Paasche, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

One week into the National Football League’s 100th season, a single storyline is standing out, and not in the best way. The saga of wide receiver Antonio Brown has dominated the NFL and taken so many turns that it’s almost easy to forget what people thought of Brown as recently as last season, when...

Letter to the Editor: Mark Bray on Antifa

Professors William Gruver, Alexander T. Riley, Alfred K. Siewers

September 12, 2019

Dear Editors, The justification of partisan political violence from the Left continues to rise in American higher education, despite continued support from nonpartisan tax breaks and subsidized student loans. We were disappointed that the Humanities Center decided to host a series on “Confronting Fascism” t...

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