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North Carolina bill shows hurdles still remain for LGBT movement
Opinion, Vantage Point

North Carolina bill shows hurdles still remain for LGBT movement

In March, North Carolina’s legislature passed a law prohibiting transgender individuals from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity  and actively prohibiting local governments from making further nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people. The law, known as House Bill 2 (HB2), actually prohibits governments from protecting their constituents. This bill is a human rights disaster….

Protection from uncomfortable ideas not part of package
Duly Noted, Opinion

Protection from uncomfortable ideas not part of package

On Monday, an anonymous group of students delivered a letter to President Julio Frenk in response to a Trump demonstration that happened outside of Richter Library last Thursday, in which demonstrators held up signs promoting Trump campaign slogans such as “Build a Wall.” The letter, as submitted, asked for the university to protect “the physical and…

Be ‘selfish’ in healthy, positive way
Opinion, The Maturity Column

Be ‘selfish’ in healthy, positive way

While scanning through a collection of daily headlines, also known as Facebook, I came across this status from one of my friends. “Really sad that selfishness is an attitude actively promoted by this university,” wrote Alexis Alvarez, 21. “Disappointed in our Student Government for endorsing this.” Photos of the source were included: a palm card…

Cinemas need to exploit their unique advantages
Opinion, Upon Further Review

Cinemas need to exploit their unique advantages

 Among digital filmmaking technology, online movie distribution and rapidly evolving home media, the world of moviemaking has had a trying decade and it doesn’t look like things will cool down anytime soon. This year, Napster co-founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker introduced a new movie-distribution service called the Screening Room. The Screening Room presents…

Keep green in Foote Green
Opinion, The Maturity Column

Keep green in Foote Green

Finally, it was spring break in Miami and I was getting ready to sprawl out on the plush grass of the Foote Green right in front of Richter. You see, this was a big occasion for me: I hadn’t been able to enjoy the campus’s premiere field for two months. Unfortunately, it was in recovery…

Hollywood must revive cinematic experience to completely capture audiences
Opinion, Upon Further Review

Hollywood must revive cinematic experience to completely capture audiences

In December 2015, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino rolled out a unique cinematic experience around his new film, “The Hateful Eight.” Prior to its wide release in theaters across the country, “The Hateful Eight” first received a limited release in what was called the “roadshow version.” Modeled after the release style of major blockbusters in the first…

Napping pods hit snooze on real solutions
Opinion, The Maturity Column

Napping pods hit snooze on real solutions

At last, mental health is being supported on campus and even getting a monetary boost. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the money is going toward the right proponents for this sensitive subject matter. A few weeks ago, Student Government teamed up with the school administration to unveil two napping pods that cost $9,000 each. “Danny,…

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