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University students discuss importance of political engagement amongst the student body

With the midterm elections having recently passed, university students were reminded of their civic duty and the opportunity to have their voices heard in politics once again. Staff reporter Nya Wynn talks to students on campus about how they participated in democracy this election cycle.

Opinion: Real-life storytelling, a double-edged sword

Staff Reporter Nicole Cozzolino shares her opinions about the new Netflix series about Jerry Dahmer and the dangers of real-life storytelling. She reflects on how news and entertainment organizations often exploit sensitive subject matter in the name of making an extra buck.

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.

Editorial: The university needs to provide better housing for students

The inequity of university-provided housing needs to be addressed in a more timely manner, especially if the university insists on admitting such a large number of students.

Students express frustration over the lack of a Re-Coop Day

This semester, there won’t be a Re-Coop Day due to the fact that it’s an election year. Students discuss their feelings about the decision, as well as the effectiveness of other measures the university has taken to promote student mental health and well-being.

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? 

Sororities and safety: Reflecting on safety at the university one year after alleged assault case triggered protest

Female students express their dissatisfaction with sexual assault prevention from the university and explain how sororities have taken matters into their own hands.

Speakers plant seeds of knowledge at this year’s TedXUniversityofDelaware event

This year’s TEDxUniversityofDelaware event’s theme was described as “Seeds for the Future.” Featuring faculty members, alumni and current students at the university, topics ranged from the practice of mindfulness in mental health to society’s tendency to unconsciously internalize anti-blackness.

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. 

Opinion: The highs and lows of being a lesbian in college

The biggest grievance that I’ve had with being lesbian at this university is that people do not take my identity seriously. The men that I’ve known often believe that I can be swayed, though this couldn’t be farther from the truth. 

Editorial: Make the Lil Bob more accessible

Going to the gym should be an option for every college student and the university should make it a simple task. Given the stress of college life, many students use exercise as an outlet or way to stay healthy.

Opinion: “Europe and the World:” History departments across the country fail to look at the bigger picture

It's about time that we move beyond the distorted western narrative of progress and identify the reality of the past. The only way to do so is by expanding our narratives beyond the history of the U.S. and Europe. 

Is the pandemic over?: Students’ thoughts on the state of COVID-19

In a recent interview, President Joe Biden declared that the pandemic is “over.” University students weigh in on this statement and their thoughts about the COVID-19 pandemic as it is today.

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