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Services for Students with Disabilities must do more to accommodate students with disabilities

Some of you may be familiar with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office, which provides students with disabilities with the accommodations that will help them to learn as effectively as...


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We can't discuss drugs without discussing race

Drugs and their use have long been contentious topics in the United States. The national conversation about drugs is multifaceted and diverse. One of the problems that needs to be addressed is...


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BU should address the needs of students with food allergies

Allergies are a nuisance for everyone, whether it be for allergy sufferers themselves or their peers. We can probably all remember the “peanut-free zone” at school and not being allowed to bring...


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The problem with respectability politics

Though the left and right, Democrats and Republicans alike, choose to believe they are vastly different from one another, one problem comes up across the political spectrum: the use of respectability politics....


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Animal research models are vital to scientific advancement

The study of neuroscience is young. There is still much to be discovered surrounding the physiology and biochemistry of the brain and the neural pathways within it. As an integrative neuroscience major...


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An uneducated opinion is an unnecessary opinion

There is great value in being politically aware. Politics touch upon nearly every aspect of our lives and learning about some of the most exalted institutions and individuals is both useful and...


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Why we need to stop calling President Trump a Nazi

“If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice.” One of the funniest quotes from “The...


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BU should establish open educational resources

How many times have you purchased textbooks for hundreds of dollars, only to have their value depreciate dramatically? I have personally wasted hundreds of dollars, if not thousands, that could have helped...


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Is rhetoric the solution to political polarization?

My appreciation for the complexity of the English language stems from the fact that it wasn’t my first — rather, the harsh consonants with their softer counterparts, the reduction of unstressed vowels...


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TV has the power to bridge political divides

As I watch “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on YouTube every Monday morning, I imagine someone who is conservative at home somewhere raging at their screen. Oliver’s biases and political predilections,...


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The census shouldn't invalidate people's identities

On March 30, Alex Wagner of The New York Times raised an issue that many seem to have forgotten about, even in light of the increased debate surrounding immigration: those not counted...