Mar. 17, 2017
Don’t get overinvolved
Drexel University is so much like the city around it. It’s hectic, rushed and full of endless opportunities to get involved. Coming to college, you will be encouraged by so many people to join a variety of different clubs to become a part of something bigger. You absolutely should.
Mar. 10, 2017
Strengthening the bond
The concept of freedom envelops what we classify as the “college experience.”
Oct. 24, 2014
Differences in freedom and liberty
The anarchist poet Herbert Read said that English is a particularly flexible language because it has borrowed so extensively from other languages. His example was that in English it is easy to distinguish between freedom (German “Freiheit”) and liberty (French liberte).
Jan. 24, 2014
Net neutrality problems
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. struck down the Open Internet Order, more popularly known as net neutrality, Jan. 14. Net neutrality basically stated that Internet service providers could not discriminate against web traffic whether it is slowing down certain sites or speeding them up. The court found that since the Federal Communications Commission had ISPs classified as an “information service,” a classification that comes with less regulatory power, they had overstepped their statutory power with the open Internet order. In a sense, they struck it down based on a technicality. If they wanted to, the FCC could in theory reclassify Internet service providers as utilities and then could enforce net neutrality rules.
Apr. 26, 2013
Sacrifices on the altar of freedom
After all these years, is it still worth it? Our ancestors began a great political experiment: commoners who rule themselves. They believed that the volatile masses have the right to think what they want and say what they think. These unconventional freedoms and powers are rightfully celebrated because they are, more than anything else, what makes the United States unique in history. Yet here we are, decades into a war. A war that would require a revocation of these essential rights in order to win.
Sep. 23, 2011
The tragedy visited on ourselves