Daily Egyptian

Students should drink responsibly and not get plastered on Polar Bear

January 25, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Dear young people:By now it has probably come to your attention this is going to be an awesome weekend.  Chancellor Rita Cheng would not send you a personal note imploring you to not injure yourself if there wasn't some kind of serious fun to be had.And let me tell you, my young friends: Drinking outsid...

Penn State coach’s legacy dies along with him

By Lauren Leone

January 23, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Listening to the feeble whispers of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno in his first interview since his firing — and the last before his death — does not change my opinion of the man who could have done more to stop Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant coach who now faces more than 50 crimin...

Climbing economic ladder in America is deteriorating into an impossible dream

January 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

 Elisabeth ReichertProfessor of Social WorkThe common American belief that one individual can improve his or her economic status is deteriorating into the impossible dream.A recent article in The New York Times discussed how Americans now enjoy less economic mobility than peers in Canada and much of...

Anti-piracy bills should be revised to protect constitutional rights

January 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Our WordTwo controversial anti-piracy bills under review by Congress do not adequately address the issue of online piracy without infringing on our constitutional rights to free expression on the Internet.Both bills, the House of Representative’s Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate’s Protect IP...

You can’t save face by censoring others

By Leah Stover

December 14, 2011

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When I took over as editor of the Daily Egyptian in the summer of 2011, I could not have imagined the First Amendment lessons that lay ahead – the university’s stonewalling DE reporters, its refusal to turn over the memo detailing the new media access “policy,” the strike called by tenured p...

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