Feb. 15, 2013
US drone policy concerning
I like pictures. They are like moments captured in time, memories that I can relate to, things that I can laugh about with friends. In fact I love pictures so much that you might see me posing for a couple “selfies” around campus. America seems infatuated with pictures as well. Popular applications such as Snapchat and Instagram highlight what seems to be an obsession with communication through the visual world. Being able to send friends an almost live update of where you are, what you are doing and what you are eating has permeated throughout our lifestyle. Yes, I really like pictures—except when they’re taken without my permission. In an age where the Internet dominates most of our lives, we want to make sure that our personal image is as positive as possible, and we have the freedom to do so. However, the privacy of the individual has recently come under assault in the name of public safety.
Jan. 11, 2013
Drexel interior security is suspect
Campus safety has constantly been an issue that Drexel has been able to master successfully despite the University’s location in one of the United States’ most dangerous cities. Security magazine ranked Drexel third nationally in public safety in November 2012. The emergency booths found on every block and the readily available Public Safety force contribute to the University’s positive reputation in security. I’ve never yet felt unsafe while walking on the streets of the main campus. However, recent cases have revealed the lack of security within Drexel buildings. While the outer campus has proven itself secure, the interior security of the University is in need of major improvement.