Collegiate Press Roundup

Glenn Ricketts

We present our regular review of selected student journalists and editors.   In this edition, they call for the wider practice of safe sex, the cessation of hostility towards Muslims, legalization of same-sex marriage and military intervention in Libya. 

  1. This week’s anonymous guest columnist for The Sophian’s  regular “Sex and the Smithie” feature declares that she’s polyamorous and bloody well proud of it.
  2. A colleague writing for Purdue’s Exponent, however, urges everybody, not just frat house party boys, to try practicing “safer sex.”
  3. On the west coast, a senior writer for the Stanford Daily describes his exhilaration during Stanford’s Transgender Awareness Week.
  4. The opinions editor for Howard University’s The Hilltop offers commentary on student elections, leaders and campus politics.
  5. Notwithstanding the national uproar following last week’s disclosure of the pedagogical techniques employed in an NU professor’s Human Sexuality course, the editors of the Daily Northwestern urge their university to stand fast in defense of his legitimate academic freedom.
  6. The editor-in-chief of the Emory Wheel laments the “venomous” anti-Muslim sentiments reflected in current Congressional hearings, and urges his university to be proactive in embracing religious tolerance and acceptance.
  7. A regular op ed columnist for the Tulane Hullaballoo is tired of public employee unions continually griping about their victimhood.
  8. Writing in the Kentucky Kernal, an atheist finds that religious belief is often an impediment to scientific progress and fosters intolerance of those outside the creed.
  9. The state of Maryland should stop dallying, and enact a proposal that would legalize same-sex marriage, says a guest columnist for U of M’s Diamondback.  Deserving couples have waited too long as it is.
  10. In the meantime, a political analyst for The Tech at MIT finds the case for American military intervention in Libya to be a simple “no brainer:” what are we waiting for?
  11. If Congress approves pending legislation which would reduce the present funding levels of Pell grants, a regular for the Montana Kaimin foresees dire consequences at U of M.
  12. A Women’s Studies major tells readers of the Iowa State Daily that although she’s definitely a feminist, she really doesn’t hate men. Really.


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