Saturday, April 20, 2024

Op-Ed

Opinion: The infrastructure on campus needs to be addressed

Sophomore public policy major Carson McClung argues for improvements to infrastructure around campus and Newark, including an increase of bike lanes and change in jaywalking punishments.

Opinion: Stop overreacting to Newark’s student tax

Is $50 really worth complaining over? Even if your tuition would’ve gone towards paying it anyway? Staff Reporter James Kelly argues against student outrage over Newark’s proposed tax resolution.

Opinion: We will not wait for the next school shooting

In an op-ed, students leaders across the country demonstrate shared concern in regards to gun violence on college campuses.

Opinion: Upholding the principle — and practice — of free speech at UD

University President Dennis Assanis advocates for the continued focus on upholding free speech, examining the value of civil discourse and the dangers of censorship. He highlights Banned Books Week (Oct. 1 to Oct. 7) and Free Speech Week (Oct. 16 to Oct. 22).

Opinion: The university recognizes we have a sustainability problem

The university recently announced that it appointed two new experts to co-lead the Office of Sustainability. However, the university has historically lacked sustainable practices on campus, affecting its reputation among students. Staff Writer Caroline Powell discusses things we could be doing to enhance sustainability on campus.

Opinion: the cyber “wild west”: How do we monitor the chaos?

Contributing Writer Shreeya Parekh explores the recent cyberattacks potentially sponsored by North Korea on the American and South Korean healthcare industries. Despite the devastating harms caused by these attacks, most people view cybersecurity as a strictly technical field, argues Parekh. Cybersecurity is more than just lines of code, as it affects all aspects of our digital lives.

Opinion: The Willow Project and why it should end

Contributing Reporter Lily Cloyd argues against the Willow Project, a controversial oil and gas drilling project in Alaska under ConocoPhillips. Cloyd writes that the project will harm the climate and the planet’s future under the guise of economic stability and a boost in energy production.

Opinion: If we don’t take action now, the Bethany Beach firefly could be gone in a flash

The Bethany Beach Firefly is a native bug to Bethany Beach, Delaware. The construction around the beach has destroyed a lot of its natural habitat and the population is decreasing. It is currently at risk of extinction and under review to be recognized as federally endangered.

Opinion: Should you be afraid of fentanyl?

Stories regarding fentanyl, its dangers and abundance, have become commonplace in national media. But, as a university student, should you be afraid of it? Staff Reporter Austin Post weighs in.

Opinion: Journalism in the digital age — has social media changed the industry?

Social media has had a profound effect on journalism by rapidly increasing the quantity of news being produced and consumed. Users of platforms like Twitter or Facebook have the power to provide immediate updates and participate in the act of breaking news through their cell phones. 

Opinion: The university is failing to address antisemitism

After two notable antisemitic incidents occur at the university, I want to find comfort in knowing that there is a plan in place to ensure my safety.

Opinion: What freshman comp sci has taught me about the university’s priorities

Editor-in-Chief Tara Lennon is taking a freshman computer science course, as a senior. But this class is teaching her way more than how to program. It’s showing her how the university seems to prioritize academic support for some of its disciplines more than others.

Opinion: The greater implications of the university’s party scene

If we accept this ratio system as a normal social practice, what are we telling women about how they can be treated? And what are we telling men about the way they are allowed to treat women? 

Opinion: Subjugation or representation? An uncomfortable discussion about abortion laws

I strongly take a stance that a woman’s body by no right is an owned property of the society.  These repulsive changes do not just affect women’s liberation, but also affect men, whose rights are stolen and voices stifled.