You Do Uterus: Political representation of women must be more than images


Last week, Democratic — and notably female — lawmakers, including Rep. Jackie Speier  (D-CA) and other members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, rolled out the Title IX Protection Act. As its name suggests, the bill would codify Title IX guidelines from the presidential administrations of Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton into […]

COUNTERPOINT: To stop corruption scandals, strip universities of elitism


It would be fair to ask “How do we stop this from continually happening?” Short of finding a way to fundamentally transform human nature, I’m not sure it’s possible. Wherever there are great concentrations of wealth, power and prestige —whether in governments, corporations, universities, churches or other institutions — there will always be tantalizing opportunities […]

POINT: Apply Title IX guidelines broadly to fight systemic abuse


Another top University administrator is out at USC. David Carrera, USC’s vice president of advancement and health sciences development, is no longer working at USC while in the midst of an investigation into sexual harassment toward female colleagues. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Carrera is just the latest USC employee being investigated […]

Cross Section: For mental health, it’s time to talk solutions


When I was a high school student, studying on the AP track at Ohio’s top public school, I heard two stories about plagiarism. First, that it is an accident a lot of the time. Second, that when it happens, you can get into serious trouble. In fact, I remember the perils of plagiarism being drilled […]

It Takes a Village: Students must destigmatize anxiety in order to address it


A New York Times article from last week asks, “Why are more American teenagers than ever suffering from severe anxiety?” And while millennials have heard this question before, the answer remains the same, for many of us enrolled in college. In an age of new, consuming pressures from social media and increasing competitiveness in and […]

Response to Weinstein exposes GOP hypocrisy


When Harvey Weinstein’s revolting behavior became public — when female actors stepped forward en masse to lament that they, too, had been subjects of Weinstein’s abuse, and producers and industry agents denounced and dropped him in droves, when he lost his job, lost friends, lost his marriage (all rightfully so) — all the GOP thought […]

You Do Uterus: The Republican War on Women helped make Harvey Weinstein


America’s favorite “large adult son” and “very good boy” Donald Trump Jr. took a page from his father’s book this weekend, taking to Twitter to blast left-leaning politicians and celebrities alike for failing to immediately comment on sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein. “Thoughts on Harvey Weinstein?” he tweeted at […]

OPINION: Media diversity must include mental health


Last week was Mental Illness Awareness Week, which surprised me. It was the first time I had heard of such a thing, even as someone who has recently been taking time to actively focus on mental health. There are a handful of awareness months dedicated to similar causes, which admirably acknowledges mental health awareness as […]