Opinion

Rutgers’ Clementi Not the Only One

STARING OUT MY WINDOW LAST THURSDAY, the Key Bridge caught my eye. Instantly, I imagined another, the George Washington Bridge, in its place. I realized that I would never drive over that bridge, or any other, again without thinking of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers freshman who committed suicide last week[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Food Trucks Hit a Bump

Most students know by now the familiar jingle that means the Sweetflow Mobile has arrived. In recent years, a vibrant culture has cropped up around mobile eateries. Unfortunately, this emerging local industry may undergo some major changes this November. A referendum was recently proposed that would bring food trucks under[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Opinion

French Gypsy Policy Raises Tough Questions

FENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY has been attracting a lot of hostile attention lately – even some hackneyed comparisons to Adolf Hitler – for his policies concerning the Roma population in France. Since midsummer, the Sarkozy administration has sent hundreds, possibly thousands, of Roma packing under the guise of voluntary repatriation.[Read More…]

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China’s Resurgence Threatens U.S.

NEVER IN RECENT YEARS HAS A simple question inspired so much debate. The economic rise of China and the military buildup that has followed Beijing’s boom in capital resources has driven American scholars and strategists into a frenzy of speculation over what most mainstream analysts see as an inevitable clash[Read More…]

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The Jesuit Mission: Guiding and Educating to Pursue the Truth

I LOVE BEING A JESUIT. ONE OF THE greatest joys of Jesuit life is that in joining the project of my life to the project of the Society of Jesus and its mission in service of the Church and the world, I have lived and worked with some truly remarkable[Read More…]

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Obstructionism Not the End Goal

With a liberal president and an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress, the Republicans have struggled to find a new role in government. Greatly marginalized, the GOP redefined itself by its staunch opposition to the Democrats’ policies. As the Republican Party continues to move rightward, it has made a point to fight the[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Obama Wrong on Gay Rights

Last week, Republicans in the Senate led a filibuster to prevent debate on a bill that would repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law – the military policy barring openly gay soldiers from service – a move that will go down in history as another right-wing obstruction of equal rights[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Title IX’s Beneficial Intent Becoming Discriminatory

My beef this week is with the discrimination against males in intercollegiate athletics that Title IX has caused.   No, this isn’t an anti-feminist stand; Title IX has done great, necessary things for women’s sports. The problem is, this success has created inequality – exactly what Title IX is supposed[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Can the U.S. Accept Islam?

During my Junior year of high school, I took time off from school for a few weeks to work on a congressional campaign in New York. It was an exciting time to be involved in the political process: After a rough history of race relations in the country, the United[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Warming Up to Tea Party’s Civic Involvement

Until recently I had never quite clicked with the Tea Party. In virtually every Republican primary featuring the media-constructed narrative of an “establishment” candidate versus a Tea Party insurgent, my allegiances had rested with the former. I backed Trey Grayson over Rand Paul in Kentucky, Sue Lowden over Sharron Angle[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion