Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Terrorizing free speech

By Isaac Simon

January 20, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

Speech is perhaps the single most important byproduct of liberty. People often say that actions speak louder than words but forget the fact that words themselves are indeed actions. In a 1775 letter to Representative Archibald Stuart, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than tho...

Spying in the name of safety

By Isaac Simon

November 18, 2014

Filed under Columns, Headlines, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

This past Friday, I went with a friend to see “Citizenfour,” a documentary by filmmaker Laura Poitras about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. It was a compelling film about a problem that is now contagious...

Making room for context and perspective

By Isaac Simon

October 2, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Opinion Special Issues, Scrolling Headlines

Anxiety, like so many other conditions in life, can be hard to categorize. I feel as if most people deal with a little bit of depression at some point in their lives. Certain things happen in a person’s life to make her or him...

Facebook: A social disease

Facebook: A social disease

September 23, 2014