Opinion

President’s Note: stop trying to legitimize your bigotry with “straight pride”

President’s Note: stop trying to legitimize your bigotry with “straight pride”

For those of you who may be unaware of an event that sounds like it’s right out of The Onion, during this year’s Pride Month in Boston, a group called “Super Happy Fun America” declared their desire to host a “Straight Pride Parade” on Aug. 31.  The permit for the event was approved by the City of Boston, whose mayor, […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: sexualizing young artists isn’t acceptable

Editor’s Note: sexualizing young artists isn’t acceptable

Billie Eilish is 17 years-old. She is also a chart-topping singer and performer who has become exceptionally popular in a relatively short amount of time. Her age is not only noteworthy in relation to her talent and growing success over the past few years, but it’s also important to acknowledge for the men who make it their mission to sexualize […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Harvard admission offer rescinded because of tweets

On Monday June 17, it was reported that Harvard had rescinded the offer of admission of a boy named Kyle Kashuv.  Kashuv is a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, and the ivy league school retracted their offer of admission after becoming aware of his alleged racist behaviour that had occurred before the shooting in 2018.  The […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Everyone’s got something to say about Kawhi Leonard’s introverted nature

Everyone’s got something to say about Kawhi Leonard’s introverted nature

It would be an understatement to say that everyone in the vicinity of Toronto have become Kawhi Leonard’s biggest fans.  In the last few weeks alone, the newly-acquired Raptor has become one of the world’s biggest sensations. Leonard is certainly very well known for his athletic talents (which cannot be overstated); but recently, he has become famous for his introverted […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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It’s 2019, it’s not okay to use “gay panic” as a criminal defense

On June 19, it was announced that New York became the sixth state to outlaw a criminal defense noted as “gay and trans panic defense.” This bill will now prevent people who are charged with homicide to justify the murder based on the discovery of the victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation. With the fiftieth anniversary of the stonewall uprising, […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Controversy rises over country-rap singer Lil Nas X collaboration with Wrangler jeans

Up-and-coming artist Lil Nas X released his country-rap single “Old Town Road” in December 2018. The song quickly became viral, reaching number one on the Billboard Top 100 where it has remained for the last seven weeks straight. He recently announced his partnership with Wrangler jeans, and not everyone is happy about it. On May 20, the denim brand dropped […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
Editorial: It’s okay not to be okay

Editorial: It’s okay not to be okay

I’ve never been an outrightly emotional person. I was never one of those people who cried when they saw a video of a cute puppy and I certainly make it my mission in life to never let myself shed a tear over an adolescent boy who did me wrong. I understand the ways of the world pretty well and things […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Opinion ·