Columns

NH split on Democratic preference

By Melanie Sharif -

Amidst the recent chaos in American politics emerges one Hillary Clinton, struggling to keep smiling for the cameras as she watches her numbers get slowly munched on by Bernie Sanders. As the general election approaches, Democratic voters — and any...

Trump might be closer to winning it all than thought

By Adam Wilkes -

This year may be the most intense Republican primary in recent memory, possibly outdoing the long 1976 brawl between Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump, by the majority of Americans, was not taken seriously after announcing his campaign on...

Syrian refugee crisis is reaching its breaking point

By Benjamin Goldberg -

The conflict in Syria and its resulting refugee crisis have consistently dominated the headlines of world news organizations for the last half decade. However, the relatively recent proliferation of refugees fleeing to Europe has added a new dimension to the...

Mental illness misunderstood

By Kara Bilello -

I’m sure that you are familiar with the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). It has a negative stigma attached to its name and it is often falsely perceived as a diagnosis for crazy people. It is associated with violence...

Public schools are burdened

By Anita Raychawdhuri -

Proper education is a right that too many students are being denied. In high-need school districts — such as Detroit, where teachers are currently filing lawsuits against the school district for “deplorable conditions,” or New York City, where similar complaints...

More needs to be done to address fraternal misogyny

By Emily Houston -

In the past year, the media has been plagued with news headlines reflecting the poor behavior of fraternities as related to women. In a world where gender inequality is still a prevalent force, fraternities seem to contribute to the general...

Investments in roads needed

By Lawrence Ciulla -

I couldn’t open my door Sunday morning. I made the mistake of staying in New York City, when I knew the storm was coming, and avoided going back to school. Nearly two-and-a-half feet had fallen at my doorstep and I...

Debunking arguments against the Free Nipple campaign

By Sophia San Filippo -

If you are a movie fanatic, you might recall the 1934 classic “It Happened One Night,” starring Clark Gable. Apart from its thoughtful humor and delightful romance, the movie is also significant in pioneering the first bare male torso. Gable,...

There is no ‘normal’ accent

By Kristen DiPietra -

Accents. They can be sexy, obnoxious or just plain intriguing. A foreign accent may warrant questions like “Where are you from?”, “Is that your real voice?” or “Is there peanut butter in your mouth?” I myself have received both smiles...

Sexual ed should begin sooner

By Sarah Saad -

When I hear the words “sexual assault,” I can’t help but stomach the anger that develops inside me. When I hear the word “rape,” I can’t help but fight the chills that develop around my body. I have recently gained...