Students should take development opportunities

When college students go to a class on the first day of each semester, they often hear pitches. They hear pitches for Greek organizations, campus ministry organizations and organizations within their respective majors. These pitches often come from fellow classmates and peers. Sometimes, however, they come from professors. The professors aren’t always pitching the student…

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Understanding free press issues beyond America

So picture this, it’s a beautiful day for Boston given the circumstances of this winter. The snow had stopped, thankfully, and the excitement that moisture was not falling from the sky lifted the spirits of almost everyone who was attending The Power of Narrative Conference at Boston University. Journalists hovered around the free breakfast and…

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Stronger net neutrality rulings protect freedoms

On Feb. 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted in support of strong net neutrality rules, reclassifying consumer broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act. It was a decision that defied months of opposition from telecom and cable companies, as well as many Republicans on Capitol Hill.   The FCC’s decision will…

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Media consumers should check multiple sources

In a world that is technologically driven, media consumers have a considerably large amount of news sources available to them, essentially at their fingertips. Consumers have the power to read/watch/listen to news that comes from major cable companies such as CNN and Fox, major newspapers like the New York Times and major radio news outlets…

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Letter from the editor: Plus-sized means normal

Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition model announcement was made on Feb. 5 and it made national news not because it’s a highly anticipated edition but because the first “plus-sized” model made the cut. As a woman I highly respect models, especially ones who have the confidence to model in a swimsuit.   I’m no expert on…

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Talking about and understanding sexual consent

It is no doubt that “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a controversial book and soon-to-be movie. Conservatives voice their negative opinions on the book for obvious reasons—the sex. However, beyond the sexual acts depicted in the book, there are many who say, experts included, the relationship between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey featured in “Fifty…

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Religious freedom restrained at Duke University

Duke University has recently been under scrutiny for religious decisions made on their campus. Duke first announced that they would allow a Muslim weekly call to prayer on Fridays to come from the chapel tower. The call to prayer would last only about three minutes each Friday. This plan was meant to promote religious unity…

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