Category: Opinions

1972: We Must Be Better

Carly Priest Opinions Editor [Trigger warning from the author: This piece contains statistics and themes surrounding sexual assaults on college campuses, including instances of rape.] As I tried to unleash the first “1972” column of the 2017-2018 school year, I sat stumped. Not with writer’s block— just the […]

Standing with the Dreamers

By Olivia Pan Opinions Editor On September 5, the Trump administration announced plans to officially rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). According to CNN, DACA “had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation.” The term “Dreamers” comes from legislation introduced […]

Opinion: A Response to “1972: Oh, For God’s Sake”

By James Dooley, Contributor Original Article: I’m a practicing Catholic from the Boston area with a rather large and loud Irish family (nine siblings). I grew up learning to love and serve my neighbor, as well as to never eat meat on Fridays during Lent (unless the […]

The Murder That We Don’t Discuss

By Hanna Seariac, Chief Web Editor It is simply outrageous that the US and European countries have legalized murder. Doesn’t that sound awful? Well, abortion and child euthanasia are legal forms of murder. Currently, abortion is legal in most of Europe, United States, Canada, and other countries, while […]

Why I’m Still Mad

By Emily Breakell, Former SGA Co-President   I’m still mad because people I don’t know think it’s okay to ask me how same-gender sex works. I’m still mad because when we talk about “majority students” on this campus, we’re talking about white kids, not recognizing that an even […]

The True Meaning of Free Speech

By Emily Kulp, Opinions Editor At the University of California, Berkeley, during the years of 1964 and 1965, the Free Speech Movement arose, a student protest against the school’s restriction of political activity. 52 years later, the University of California, Berkeley has been repeatedly linked to controversies representing […]

Satire: I Think You Missed the Point

By Kyle Espinola, Student Contributor The following is written in response to an article which appeared in last week’s edition of The Crusader. The piece this article responds to was written by the Black Student Union and takes issue with Eggplant writer Stephan Duncan’s satirical piece titled “Racism […]