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Echo chambers can create biases

By Anthony Parlogean | December 4, 2019

The news is constantly battling for our attention through our luminescent screens, as well as radio and print media. In the age of the 24-hour news cycle, this constant stream of information may be contributing to the creation and prolongation of echo...

Letter to the editor: TAILS story was biased and one-sided

October 25, 2011

I wanted to know what the point of the front-page story about TAILS was. If it was to give the idea that shelter animals are sickly so don't adopt them, or that TAILS is run poorly, then I guess bravo. This is sad, however, because in about five years...

How should journalists respond to bin Laden’s death?

By David Thomas | May 2, 2011

Can I celebrate Osama bin Laden's death? This question does not come out of my practicality side, but my philosophical. And it has nothing to do with my patriotism, but with my desired career path as a journalist. As a journalist, I am supposed to remain...

Professors should not push their agendas in class

Professors should not push their agendas in class

By Jack Baker | April 18, 2011

Teachers are, and should be, entitled to their opinions, but they should keep them out of the classroom. Their responsibility to educate is more important than their political viewpoints. When teachers bring their biases into the classroom, it can bother...

What role do names play in shaping our lives?

What role do names play in shaping our lives?

By Taurean Small | March 28, 2011

If my picture was removed from this column, would you know I was African-American simply from the name, Taurean? Surely you would think I was black if my name was DeShawn. According to the book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side...