Collegiate Press Roundup

Glenn Ricketts

We present our regular review of selected student journalists and editors. In this week’s edition, campus news writers weigh in on ideological rigidity, the wrong way to support the gay cause, campus racism and disappointment with the Obama administration.

  1. Labor relations at Emory spark an intense debate, point and counterpoint, in the pages of The Wheel.
  2. A stalwart supporter of President Barack Obama’s 2008 election campaign offers some pointed criticism of his performance in 2011.
  3. If you’re having a hard time finding your way in the thicket of contemporary political ideology, the special reports editor of the Miami Student may be able to help.
  4. A political analyst for the Daily Mississippian thinks that President Obama has all but discarded the Constitution. And he’s done so with the active assistance of some GOP politicians.
  5. It’s high time that the US lessened its dependence on foreign oil, and an op ed writer for the USC Daily Trojan explains how that might be done.
  6. A guest columnist in the Daily Pennsylvanian finds a significant level of racism on Penn’s campus, and initiates a telling variety of responses from readers.
  7. Although he supports the goals of a recent campus rally in favor of gay rights, a regular for the Brown Daily Herald is dismayed by the tactics and attitudes which were on display.
  8. Although she’s in favor of healthy consumption, an opinion writer for the UMass Amherst Daily Collegian takes issue with the mayor of Boston’s recent soda ban.
  9. Surveying the current economic and political scene, a staffer for the Oklahoma Daily urges the present college generation to take charge and clean up the mess.
  10. Politics and higher education are a bad mix, in the view of a writer for the Daily Texan, especially in the Lone Star State.
  11. A political analyst for the Daily Iowan expresses hope and uncertainty with regard to the ongoing upheaval in Libya.
  12. If cigarette smoking is an addiction, a guest columnist in the University of Oregon’s Daily Emerald can’t see where it’s worse than any other, and wishes that people would get out of his face.
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