Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Illegal corporate activity cannot go unpunished

By Jillian Correira

October 3, 2013

In 2010, an explosion on the BP-leased Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 workers and spilled an estimated 4.9 million barrels, or 208.5 million gallons, of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. According to a recent report by a researcher at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the explos...

Olympic boycott not the best solution

By Jillian Correira

September 3, 2013

Russia’s newest “anti-gay” legislation, which bans spreading “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors,” was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on June 30. This anti-gay law is Russia’s most...

Canadian pipeline causes problems for environment

By Jillian Correira

March 4, 2013

The U.S. State Department released its 2,000-page draft environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline last Friday, a project slated to transport oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, Neb., and then, finally, onto ...

DOMA and Prop 8 must be overturned

By Jillian Correira

February 1, 2013

On December 7, 2012, the United States Supreme Court announced it would hear two cases in reference to same-sex marriage: the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California Proposition 8, or Prop 8. The oral hearings for Prop 8 and DOM...