Archived newspapers are sprawled out for a photo. The freedom of the press has allowed newspapers to run for more than 230 years. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy
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OUR VIEW: Founding Our Freedom

On Sept. 17, 1787 — 234 years ago today — the Constitution was created. However, that was just the beginning for what has since become the document that has allowed student journalists like us to have the voices we have now.



Illustration, Kamryn Tomlinson, DN
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Fine Print: What was it all for?

Unlike our millennial predecessors, very few people my age can remember what 9/11 was like, much less describe the way it made us feel. We were, however, left to grapple with its effects from the moment we were able to form memories.


OPINION

Abstraction: Gay is still normal

There is still this looming idea that LGBTQ people are different. We are seen as special, unique, brave, edgy, but all those adjectives give off the same impression: we’re still different. 


OPINION

OUR VIEW: Good intentions, limited impact

Despite entering the 2020 SGA election with some favorable plans, the editorial board believes the Bold slate repeated many of its predecessor's mistakes. It is our hope future slates will not continue to make the same mistakes year in and year out — a change that will only come when SGA is able to understand its limits and responsibilities as an organization.



Bold executive slate members pose for a photo in February 2020. (Left to right) Amanda Mustaklem, treasurer, Connor Sanburn, president, Jordyn Blythe, vice president and Gina Esposito, chief administrator. Bold was the Student Government Association executive slate during the 2020-21 school year. Jacob Musselman, DN File
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OUR VIEW: the Daily News’ point-by-point analysis of Bold’s year in office

When campaigning to become the 2020-21 Student Government Association (SGA) executive slate, Bold promised to complete 11 platform points. Bold President Connor Sanburn said the slate dropped three of these points in his March 3 "State of the Senate" address. Based on previous reporting and interviews with the slate members, the Daily News has reached its conclusions on the completion of Bold’s platform points.


OPINION

Abstraction: Generation Google

The problem is life doesn’t work this way. Life isn’t like Google. It’s an entire journey where you don’t get your answers until later down the line — if you get answers at all. 


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Toadstool: Behind her mask

I grew up admiring Jennae — everything she did, everything she tried to hide. I thought homosexuality was a societial norm, and, because of the a progressive and inclusive generation I am a part of, it has always been hard for me to understand why some of the people closest to me, including my aunt, didn’t acknowledge her sexuality. 


Connor Smith, assistant sports editor, attends the Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees baseball game Aug. 2, 2019, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Smith has visited 12 of the current 30 MLB ballparks. Connor Smith, photo provided.
OPINION

Past the Press Box: More than a game

 I miss the ballpark, the food, the fans and the uncertainty that comes with every game. It was tough not relying on something that got me through many summers. While I miss the ballpark and can’t wait to return, I was able to take a step back and appreciate some of the little things in life, from dad’s steak on the grill to long hikes with my mom.  



Senior creative writing major Ian Roesler poses for a photo April 7, 2021, in the photojournalism studio. According to data from a 2019 YouGov poll, 12 percent of Americans like pineapple as a pizza topping. Jaden Whiteman, DN Illustration
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The Gaggle: Pineapple-beration

 Pineapples are good. Pizza is good. Combined, however, they are not. It’s a culinary aberration, the likes of which has been normalized in Western society and ingrained itself into the hearts and young minds of impressionable individuals.  


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Bold Type: Not just a fairytale

 Never in my life have I doubted the existence of true love or soul mates — people who were put on this earth to be our perfect match — because I have grown up with two parents whose hearts beat perfectly in sync, and, for me, witnessing 21 years of the love they share is enough proof that true love does exist. 


Kamryn Tomlinson, Taylor Smith, DN
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Abstraction: It's all about sex and love

Women are consistently looked at when it comes to sex and love. If we say something about love, it is analyzed under a microscope. If we don’t, we are asked what’s on the horizon for our love life and why we don’t have a romantic partner. If we show our bodies or dress provocatively, we are shunned. For a woman, it’ll always be about sex and love, and I’m sick of it.


Sophomore journalism major, Emily Hunter holds several of her favorite comic books, March 23, 2021, in the photojournalism studio. Rylan Capper DN
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Speak Out: Un-Comical Culture

Fans of these stereotypically “nerdy” movies, shows, books and games have been through their fair share of discrimination and bullying, no matter their gender. Many of them turn to these worlds as a safe space where they are free to be themselves. If these women are bullied in the “mainstream” world then shunned from the world they escape to, where are they left to turn? Women in these communities aren’t going anywhere, and it’s time we are represented and treated with respect. 


Maggie Getzin, DN
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Bold Type: I Will Speak Up

I am a woman in the workplace. I am one woman on a college campus of 22,000 students — an intellectual trying to save money for her college education by waitressing at one of the only restaurants and bars open during a pandemic — and I am tired of feeling like a trophy rather than a colleague, entertainment rather than an employee.






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