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World leaders need commitment to truth

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Elliott Rodden, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Obviously, everyone believes that those around them, especially the president, should tell the truth. But not everyone tells the truth, therefore making it the job of the people and the media to determine if a statement from the president is true. I dislike the fact that presidents lie, because every ...

European Union copyright laws change

Ryan Brown, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, members of the European Parliament approved amendments to the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Designed to update European copyright law for the internet age, this polarizing piece of legislation gives increased protections to copyright holders in order to...

Staff Editorial: Florence sparks discussion of media accuracy

Staff Editorial: Florence sparks discussion of media accuracy

September 21, 2018

Prior to hurricane Florence hitting the United States’ atlantic coast, many news reports from several media outlets, including newspapers, television and radio, emphasized the dangers of the storm, which began as a category five hurricane. The iminent disaster was highlighted as a reason for seeking...

Ads fortify toxic patriarchal norms

Mae Wood, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

In the world of corporate, capitalistic greed, it’s a given that sex sells to the masses of individuals when they are aiming to appeal to the public through calculated advertising. This is an apt generalization for the majority of massive companies because any advertisement that convincingly implies...

The electoral system, media complicit in national turmoil

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

Recently, this country has seen a surge in hate crimes, an energized alt-right and the use of tear gas against frustrated civilians. Secretary Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and all sorts of liberal leaders as The Huffington Post may be unintentionally promoting this...

Terrorism coverage generates critical conversations

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 8, 2016

It is hard to find an aspect of modern life that has not been touched by terrorism. If you go to an airport in the United States, the Transportation Safety Administration will meet you at the door. If you attend a packed public event, the police will certainly be roaming the crowd, surveying for possible...

Terror strikes in Beirut, US governors shut borders

Quinn Johnson, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015

A pair of suicide bombers attacked southern Beirut, Lebanon, on Nov. 12, leaving 43 dead and 239 wounded. The bombings occurred just before 6 p.m. in the Bourj el-Barajneh suburb of Beirut, one outside of a Shia mosque, and the other inside a nearby bakery. An unnamed Lebanese security official...

Journalists and readers have lost accountability

Editorial Board

November 20, 2015

News media isn’t what it used to be. Once upon a time, citizens in the United States could flip on a television and find the always trustworthy news anchor Walter Cronkite behind a desk disseminating the day’s events. They could read articles by watchdog print reporters, like Bob Woodward and...

Television needs to normalize disability

Annie Fulwood, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

Take a moment to recall your favorite TV characters. Maybe, if you’re the age of my father, it’s Fred Flintstone. Or if you’re a suburban mother, it’s Olivia Pope, PR extraordinaire. If you’re 20 and majoring in pre-med, it might be Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd. And now try to recall how...