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Starbucks cup criticism perpetuates ideas of Christianity as the norm

Starbucks cup criticism perpetuates ideas of Christianity as the norm

November 11, 2015


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By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor TThe last week has been full of important, world-shaking events. President Barack Obama made a formal announcement rejecting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Catalonia has voted to secede from Spain and the presidents of China and Taiwan met for the first ...

Universities lack racial diversity

Universities lack racial diversity

November 11, 2015


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By Rowan Walrath, Managing Editor  On Monday, the University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe made national headlines when he resigned amid student protests against his handling of racial incidents on campus. However, many argue even though Wolfe’s resignation is a victory, it is a small part of ...

Low US voter turnout is unacceptable

Low US voter turnout is unacceptable

November 5, 2015


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By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor This Tuesday was election day, and in the grand American tradition, citizens came out to choose their leaders. While this was not a year of congressional or presidential races, there were still important decisions to be made throughout the country. Dif...

Fear of GMOs is Unwarranted

Fear of GMOs is Unwarranted

November 5, 2015


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By Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist  The debate over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is central to today’s scientific discourse. While scientists continuously investigate how genetic modification can be used to improve nutritional content, pest resistance and disease resi...

The Confederate flag is a symbol of a racist nation

The Confederate flag is a symbol of a racist nation

October 28, 2015


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By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor  The offensive nature of the Confederate flag has become an issue of massive national discussion. There was a massive spark at the end of June, when activist Bree Newsome climbed the flag pole at the South Carolina State House and removed the flag. She rece...

Column: Are you stairs or an escalator?

Column: Are you stairs or an escalator?

October 28, 2015


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By Ross Beroff, Editorial Columnist It's in our nature as humans to classify things and other people and put them into groups. We love to do it, and not much can be done about that. However, there are groups of people that are very against putting anyone into any sort of group and I have determine...

Trump’s campaign promoting racism

Trump’s campaign promoting racism

October 21, 2015


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By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor Donald Trump is currently the leading presidential candidate for the Republican Party. A CNN poll on Tuesday found that Trump currently has 27 percent of the expected Republican vote, while Ben Carson, his only real competitor, has 22 percent of the vote. ...

Column: The Power of Aggregation

Column: The Power of Aggregation

October 21, 2015


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By Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist  Last week, I discussed aggregation in my journalism ethics class. Aggregators collect journalistic information, either from an individual or group of sources, and repurpose that material in a different form. There are several different types of aggregation: Google N...

Minimum wage far too low

Minimum wage far too low

October 14, 2015


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By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor The US minimum wage has been abysmally low for a long time and public opinion is increasingly in favor of a raise. The truth is, the current minimum wage in most of the country is insufficient to lead a comfortable life, especially for families. We know this fr...

Column: Facing down Jewish hate

Column: Facing down Jewish hate

October 14, 2015


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By Ross Beroff, Editorial Columnist  Since I started my study abroad adventure in Europe, I have constantly needed to hide who I am. This is because I am a Jew. It took less than a day for me to see a swastika- as a centerpiece in a graffitied image. Wherever I walk, I must keep my tzitzit (ritual...

Column: Tech in class beneficial

Column: Tech in class beneficial

October 7, 2015


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By Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist  We live in a technology-dominated world and, consequently, technology has changed the learning experience for today’s students. Gone are the days when pencil-and-paper is the only viable note-taking technique – laptops in classrooms are an expectation a...

Fixing Boston homelessness requires systematic changes

Fixing Boston homelessness requires systematic changes

October 7, 2015


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By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor  On Sunday, Oct. 4, Northeastern’s Resident Student Association (RSA) began a Homelessness Awareness Week to bring attention to the extreme problem of homelessness in Boston. The timing is appropriate, as this Thursday is the one-year anniversary of t...

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