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[Sept. 2016 Opinions] Hate speech is not a political viewpoint

October 11, 2016

By Jackie Sussman '17 Whip Freedom does not exist.  Period.  What we mistake for freedom is merely the set of behavior that is acceptable in contrast to behavior that is not.  The same applies to free speech.  Speech is only free when it falls under a list of legal fighting words; words that pres...

USA Freedom Act re-defines privacy argument

USA Freedom Act re-defines privacy argument

Kit Epstein, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, the United States Senate passed the USA Freedom Act with a majority of 67 to 32, after Section 215 and Section 206 of the USA Patriot Act expired on May 31st. According to Mark Jaycox on eff.org, The USA Freedom act ends “bulk collection of phone records under Section 215” and “makes significant impro...

Social freedom detoured by late birthday

Social freedom detoured by late birthday

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

October 10, 2014

No one likes being late to the party. More specifically, to the birthday party. While there’s no denying it’s a first world problem, having a late birthday can be a disadvantage. And I don’t mean late as in a few months after my friends - I mean the very end of the school year. I usually...

Down with the death penalty

Down with the death penalty

Justine Seligson, Photo Editor

May 26, 2014

Listen to any US politician’s speech and chances are, at some point, he or she will sprinkle in a form of the below phrase. “America’s great because we’re free.” Okay. For the most part, I agree with this statement. We have the freedom to vote if we’re over 17, run a business under...

I choose freedom with a side of AP

I choose freedom with a side of AP

Olivia Kalb, Staff Writer

May 15, 2014

To test or not to test? That is the question. AP tests are awful. Just really, truly awful. Spending several hours in a dreary room, writing essays, answering multiple choice after multiple choice question, or racking the brain for the appropriate way to solve an equation should be banned, in my humbl...

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