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United States' involvement in Iran continues to be dishonest and damaging

Iran has been at the forefront of conversation and political debate recently. While politicians bought by the military industrial complex make outlandish rationalizations, tensions between Tehran and Washington continue to swell. Recently,...


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Explicit content warnings shouldn't deter artists from controversy

Controversy has always been a consuming influence when it comes to art, and when it comes down to the performing arts, music is certainly no exception. From N.W.A.’s “F**k tha Police,” “Killing...


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Bail reform is but the first repair to a broken penal system

Arguably, criminal justice reform is becoming vogue. In part thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian West, who visited the White House to discuss criminal justice reform, it is clear that there is...


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When left untreated, mental health in college will not improve on its own

The public image of American college culture has long been one of hedonistic legends; from movies like “Animal House” and “Pitch Perfect,” to websites like College Confidential, the media we consume is...


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Animal fur in clothing should be reserved for those who need it

t’s that time of year again — temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter and Canada Goose jackets are out in all their glory, ready to battle the frigid cold. Canada Goose...


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"Girlboss" culture disguises marketing tactics behind false feminism

Evidence of “hustle culture” seems to be everywhere. There are countless Instagram photos captioned with hashtags like #riseandgrind and #nodaysoff. Elon Musk’s tweet encouraging people to consider working in technology warns that...


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Our emotional detachment to farm animals makes it easier to abuse them

Every so often, some news organization will report on some atrocity another country commits by eating dogs or cats, or locking them up in crowded, dirty conditions. While horrible, why is this...


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The momentum of BU protests must continue after winter break

Needless to say, there has been a lot of political action on campus the past few weeks. New students must be overwhelmed by the pressure to take sides. Older students may remember...


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Right-wing attacks on free speech are hypocritical

Broome County has been a hotbed of political activity in recent weeks. With protests both on and off campus, tensions have run high. Local politicians such as State Sen. Fred Akshar have...


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A liberal arts education is essential — especially for those in the sciences

While waiting in line for my stir-fry to be cooked, I overheard a conversation between two undergraduate students, one of whom is in the School of Management (SOM). She was telling her...