Censoring Material Interferes with Learning

Imagine that you are sitting in your English class, discussing the latest novel your class will be reading. In the midst of the conversation, your professor mentions that the text include a rape scene, and...
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Jennifer Lawrence is a victim, not a slut

Recently in what Apple describes as a “very targeted attack” on celebrity iCloud accounts, a hacker has obtained access to an array of private nude photographs taken by prominent public figures such as...
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Is Colbert cut out for late night TV?

When David Letterman announced his impending retirement from the “Late Show” on CBS, there was a great deal of speculation from the media regarding who would be chosen to replace him. Letterman has been a...

Female leaders shouldn’t Ban Bossy

Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has become somewhat of a feminist pioneer with the release of her book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” which details what it is like to be...
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Leave abortion up to women

Recently, Pope Francis publicly denounced abortion as a facet of a “throwaway culture” that places little value on human life. Although the Catholic Church has made its stance on abortion clear throughout its history, suggesting that those who receive abortions care less about other people than those who are pro-life is not a fair judgment of a practice that many women deem their only viable option.

Trial by media is unjust

There is a dangerous movement taking hold in the media industry. News outlets, hungry for content to satisfy the 24-hour news cycle, have been exploiting the due process of many individuals charged with committing crimes that have been deemed newsworthy. This trend is commonly known as “trial by media,” and its effects on defendants and the general public may be doing an injustice to the intended objectivity of the United States judiciary process.

Dismembering the slut shamer

There is an obvious double standard in public opinion on sexually active men and women. Women are subject to a variety of harsh criticisms with regards to their appearance and behavior, and are expected to hold themselves to a certain set of standards that society has laid out for them.

Debunking diet myths

Ladies and gentlemen, swimsuit season is here. That means everyone and their mother will be rushing to the gym and starting all sorts of insane diets in hopes of obtaining that perfect bikini body. Working...

Holmes deserves the death penalty

Is death the answer? In the case of James Holmes, the gunman of the Aurora movie theatre shooting in Colorado, prosecutors argue, “justice is death.” And ultimately, I have to agree. Typically I am not...

Google’s Killer Glass

Just in case you’re already advanced smartphone is not sophisticated enough for you, Google has developed Google Glass, a new pair of reality-altering glasses. The new technology allows wearers to send text...