Name one thing in common with the gay rights movement, civil rights movement and climate change. No, the answer isn’t bigots fighting against the movement — it’s collaboration. When I say collaboration, many students will think of awful group projects where they can get maybe one or two other people in their group of six […]
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Ah, the sweet smells of a brand new building —- sort of like a new car but with more paint vapors. The new Gerri C. LeBow Hall opened at the beginning of this term way ahead of schedule. With its dual-flush toilets, automatic light systems, and natural light emanating from the classrooms, it’s easy for […]
A few weeks ago, an act of violence shattered the normally peaceful air over the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard. This and other recent mass shootings have sparked national debates on gun control and the presence of violent media, both on television and in popular videos games. With the recent release and phenomenal success of “Grand […]
Granted that this op-ed was written Sept. 30 — the very last day for Congress to do what it was intended to and pass a continuing resolution to keep our government operational — it is entirely possible that by the time you read this on Oct. 4, questions of a government shutdown will already have […]
We all hold our own unique perceptions of animals. Some of us have pets or companion animals; these can include dogs, cats, fish, turtles, snakes, lizards, birds and even spiders. As many of us grow up with pets or have them later in life, we find that each of us likes certain things about them. […]
Many of you, one would hope, are aware that the most powerful government in the world has shut down because its House and Senate couldn’t agree to fund a bill by a specific deadline — Sept. 30. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the U.S. government. In this article you will get an overview about […]
It is not often that a leader of a well-known and well-respected country makes a point to address the American public directly, let alone by the medium of an editorial in The New York Times. Vladimir Putin’s stark message to the American people did not go unnoticed by many, even those who were not regular […]
“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” This line from Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” always held a special meaning for me beyond its literal application in the story. Far too often in our society, we assume that all members have the capacity to speak up for themselves, and when a group […]
Dear Customer Care, My name is Richard Furstein (patient No. YHQ3HZN58338870), and I am writing you to share my experiences seeking psychiatric help through your website and phone services. I didn’t find any. Not that I didn’t find any doctors listed; on the contrary, you maintain a long and impressive list of physicians who no […]
“Gay rights are threatening religious liberty.” This statement, while a touch extreme, is, no less, a common sentiment among political conservatives in the United States. Its iterations and manifestations can be seen across the board, from Washington’s attempt to give “religious and moral exemptions” to anyone who was conflicted about serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]
Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood were bad for Egypt. The military’s coup, however, is even worse. Protesters began to enter the streets June 30, the anniversary of Morsi’s inauguration, which marked the general rise of the Muslim Brotherhood within Egyptian politics. Indeed, there was still much to be upset about: few within the previous […]
The Supreme Court recently declared that federal laws barring same-sex couples from receiving federal marriage benefits were discriminatory and had no place in our society. Even now, and in typical American fashion, lawyers in a handful of states (including Pennsylvania and New Jersey) are determining how they can use this precedent (which applies only to […]
Why should the Supreme Court leave the decision of same-sex marriage to the states? Our Declaration of Independence, a document that speaks for our entire country, has already stated that “all men are created equal” and are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” including “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” So what […]
Many of us know that this week has been pretty eventful at our nation’s capital — the Supreme Court declared a discriminatory section of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, thereby allowing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages, and issued a ruling upholding the U.S. District Court’s ruling regarding Proposition 8, thereby re-allowing same-sex […]
The Boston Marathon is considered one of the biggest events for athletes after the Olympic Games. It is the oldest annual marathon in the world, and it has many historical stories of achievement. Citizens, residents and tourists are proud to participate in and watch this event. After the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, more than 200 […]
Recently, The Triangle featured an article in the Enviroweekly column that discussed the so-called dangers of genetically modified organisms. While the movement against GMOs has gained momentum in recent years with large lawsuits being filed against companies such as Monsanto across a multitude of countries, it is important to address the benefits of GMOs and […]
It was the fall season, and the weather was chilly and windy. I was waiting for the bus with many people, including a middle-aged African-American woman. When I sneezed, she said, “Bless you, dear.” I thanked her. She asked me, “Where are you from?” I said, “I am from the Middle East.” “Which language do […]
You would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of genetically modified organisms in our food at this point. It’s a topic often touched upon in the mainstream media, and people have various opinions and theories about the issue of GMOs. There are articles that argue that GMO food is essential for a […]
I will put this issue in the simplest mathematical terms: The Japanese Rising Sun Flag equals the Nazi swastika flag. Simply put, both flags represent cold-blooded military regimes that were responsible for numerous war crimes. Under the Nazi flag, 6 million innocent Jews were killed in brutal concentration camps. Under the Rising Sun flag, many […]
It seems like in an age where sex, gender and sexuality are constantly being shoved down the throats of adolescents, there is no escape from the inevitable questioning of one’s personal identity. Lurking around every new acquaintance, unseen pressures from both parties seem to boil until someone pops the sexuality question. Even if the question […]
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