Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Relaxing one-child policy a step forward

By Hannah Sparks

November 19, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Among other reforms, including the closing of “re-education through labor” camps, last week China officially relaxed its infamous one-child restriction, now allowing couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child. Formerly, only couples in which both paren...

Saudi women fight driving ban

By Hannah Sparks

November 5, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Oct. 26, women across Saudi Arabia got into their cars and drove. So did women in nations all over the world, of course – Saudi Arabia just has the distinction of being the only country on earth to prohibit women from driving. No written law officially bans it, but the governm...

‘Pinkwashing’ doesn’t cure breast cancer

By Hannah Sparks

October 21, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and, accordingly, pink stuff is everywhere: Pink ribbons, pink cleats on your favorite NFL players, pink buckets of fried chicken at KFC. (Because if anything cures cancer, it’s...

‘Pussy Riot’ shakes up Putin’s Russia

By Hannah Sparks

October 8, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Russia is having a moment, partially because its highly visible leader, President Vladimir Putin, has become an increasingly formidable character in international politics. Putin has had a hand in many of the foreign policy negotiations that the United States has also been involved in,...

No parental rights for rapists

By Hannah Sparks

September 10, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Massachusetts is often touted as one of the most liberal and progressive states in the nation, and for good reason. Famously blue, the Commonwealth is a national leader in health care, education and energy efficiency. It was one...

Beware the media circus

By Hannah Sparks

September 5, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For as long as there have been courts, there have been famous cases that have the ability to hold the public’s attention. Certain cases, integral to the American identity at this point, have been branded into our minds from childhood: T...