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The race problem with Bill Cosby’s conviction

The race problem with Bill Cosby’s conviction

Sarah Baldwin, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2018


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Famed comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for aggravated indecent assault on Sept. 25. Cosby was accused by over 60 women, but the prosecution came from the compelling case of former Temple University employee Andrea Costand. The once-revered actor was accused of drugging...

Early-age mental health initiatives can save lives

Ben Borrok, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2018


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This year, all New York school curricula will include mental health education in a move that marks the state as the first in the nation to require this type of education for all grade levels. New York added mental health to the curriculum in an attempt to combat the staggering rates of mental...

In a shooting scare at the Global Citizen Music Festival, only a sound can incite fear

Megan Lafond, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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This past weekend, a shooting scare wreaked havoc at the Global Citizen Music Festival in New York City, in which thousands of festival-goers mistook the popping sound of a bottle for a gunshot. Jordan Hirn, a friend of mine and student at New York University who attended the event described the scare,...

We must be wary, but open, to the idea of Korean unification

We must be wary, but open, to the idea of Korean unification

Ben Borrok, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


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This past week, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a pledge that would begin an era of peace on the peninsula. The two states have been embroiled in a standoff since the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953, with guards positioned along the borders...

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...

Suppression, not fraud

Suppression, not fraud

Griffin Perrault, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


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President Donald Trump has made some uncommonly inane, obtuse and unsubstantiated claims in his tenure as president: repeatedly claiming that Obamacare was “imploding,” insisting his inauguration crowd represented the “biggest [inaugural] crowd in history,” and asserting that his approval of...

The problems surrounding livestock production: how can we reduce our meat consumption?

Max Haase, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


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Agriculture is among one of the largest contributors to global warming, emitting more greenhouse gases than all of our country’s cars, trains, trucks and planes combined. In the past three decades, global meat production has tripled, and reporters say it could double its current level by 2050. The...

Plant-based diets are on the rise among millenials

Jess Kaplan, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2018


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Thousands of years ago, our human ancestors discovered an element that would change the whole course of human history—fire. This breakthrough enabled humans to cook their meat instead of eating it raw, as is the custom of less evolved species. From then on, humans continued to develop at a rapid rate....

A close-minded Professor places politics above education at the University of Michigan

Megan Lafond, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


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Associate Professor John Cheney-Lippold at the University of Michigan recently refused to write a recommendation letter for a student, Abigail Ingber, applying to study abroad in Israel. Although the professor is entitled to his own opinion, the way he addressed the issue was disrespectful and illegitimate....

Kavanaugh accusations: A byproduct of #MeToo

Kavanaugh accusations: A byproduct of #MeToo

September 20, 2018


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The story begins in late June, when Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court’s median justice, announces his retirement. Most Supreme Court nominations are inconsequential, as the new judge is purposed to maintain an ideologically moderate court. But in filling his second Supreme Court vacancy in...

Hurricane Florence and the severity of climate change

Hurricane Florence and the severity of climate change

Ben Borrok, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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Hurricane Florence ravaged the mid-Atlantic region this past week, leaving at least 37 dead, as well as hundreds of thousands without power. As of now, damages could range between $50 and $60 billion, but the region will be reeling from this storm for a number of months, maybe even years. The 2018 hurricane season...

Recent revelations against Catholic orphanage won’t change attitudes towards the church

Griffin Perrault, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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“We Saw Nuns Kill Children,” the headline announces. The article in question is Buzzfeed’s most recent exposé on St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage in Burlington, Vt., from which a series of horrifying abuse allegations have recently emerged. The report interviews several former residents of St....

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