Collegiate Press Roundup 9-16-10

Glenn Ricketts

We present our regular review of selected student journalists and editors.  This week, they consider cultural theft,  sex and concealed hand guns on campus.

  1. Just back to school, a Boston University senior reminisces about the summer vacation of 2010 in The Daily Free Press.
  2. As the new semester begins, the editors of Smith College’s The Sophian announce that “Sex and the Smithie” will regularly provide full coverage of the erotic side of college life.
  3. At the same time, a writer for the Kansas State Collegian thinks college students are increasingly engaging in wildly risky sexual behavior, and had better wise up or face some nasty consequences.
  4. Although they hope he won’t do it, the editors of The Daily Nebraskan think a Florida pastor’s intention to burn copies of the Quran is constitutionally protected free speech, something we all have to live with.
  5. A writer for Brown’s Daily Herald thinks that the British Museum should acknowledge its complicity in cultural theft and return its Parthenon holdings to their homeland.
  6. A blogger in the Daily Sundial at CSU Northridge thinks that Meghan McCain can help the GOP get off the slippery slope of Tea Party factionalism.
  7. In the Daily Princetonian, an op-ed writer realizes that she’s suddenly become a senior and ponders the future.
  8. The editors of the Auburn Plainsman don’t want a “concealed carry campus,” and endorse their school’s present weapons ban.
  9. A columnist for the Emory Wheel stirs the pot with her critique of the Fat Acceptance Movement.
  10. An exchange in the Oklahoma Daily provides sharply conflicting views of the US Constitution.  One thinks it’s great, the other says quite the opposite.  See what you think.
  11. In the wake of MIT’s decision not to award tenure to a popular instructor, a writer for The Tech takes a look at this case and the process in general.
  12. Writing in The Diamondback, an op-ed columnist at the University of Maryland responds to its new president’s initiative to tone down students’ coarse language at sporting events.


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