The day my friend lit my soul on fire

A story from the Midrash exemplifies the search for faith and purpose.

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The NFL is too lenient on abusers

Players who deflated footballs have been giving longer suspensions than players who abused their partners.

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Letter: Question 2 about giving 33K kids a choice in education

Marc Kenen, Executive Director of Massachusetts Charter Public School Association, responds to a recent article and argues in favor of Question 2.

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The race to space

Jeffrey Ayers discusses the benefits of becoming an interplanetary species.

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Rape culture on campus: to UMass, with severe concern

Emily Johnson reflects on her experiences with sexual assault, arguing that the problem is bigger than it may seem.

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Images and Intervention

Josh Raposa questions why images of the Syrian civil war’s impact do not cause national outrage, like images from Vietnam and Iraq have in the past.

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Let’s stop defining sexism as a man’s issue

Evan Gaudette looks at how language has perpetuated men’s control over women through recent history.

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America’s other rape culture

Dan Riley observes the ways we talk about sexual assault in prison.

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Expanding the charter cap is gambling the taxpayer’s money

James Mazarakis argues against the expansion of charter schools in Massachusetts.

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Vote for the humane treatment of farm animals

Ariane Komyati encourages voters to vote “yes” on Question 3, which would end extreme methods of farm animal confinement in the state.

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Thank you, Red Sox

Joe Frank reminisces on the Red Sox season as a pleasant distraction from larger, more national issues.

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Racism in the criminal justice system

Inherent bias is central to the issue of over-incarceration.

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What happened to America’s debt obsession?

Many countries have been running on debt for hundreds of years.

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Happy Columbus Day: Let’s talk about indigenous peoples

Christin Howard takes this Columbus Day to reflect on the continued oppression of Native Americans.

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Ballot Question Four is long overdue

Anthony Ferranti discussing the history of marijuana in America and argues for its legalization in November.

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A government of laws and not of men

Becky Wandel encourages Americans to stick to the political principles that are the very foundation of our country, despite the current political climate.

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When words Trump policy

Isaac Simon argues that the rhetoric used in the 2016 debates is more effective in gaining popularity than the policies themselves.

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In peaceful and innocent bliss

Pavithra Devarajan discusses why, at 20-years-old, she sometimes sleeps in her parents’ bed with them.

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A Kardashian is still a human

Emilia Beuger argues that the reactions to Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint unfairly dehumanize her.

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Use the right brain, if you want to be happy

Charlie Giordano discusses why the right brain is important to one’s wellbeing.

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