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Phillips: In the #MeToo era, go beyond separating the art from the artist

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 29, 2018

I grew up watching “The Cosby Show.” I wanted to be as cool as Denise, as cute as Rudy and as classy as Clair. I cannot emphasize enough how important the Cosby legacy is for so many generations of black people: To see a middle-class...

Phillips: Aziz Ansari situation highlights need to readdress our understanding of consent

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

January 23, 2018

In the past few weeks, I have found myself engaged in several conversations with my friends, family and even coworkers about the culture of sex and dating today. I’ve heard questions like: Why is it so hard to say no? Why do...

Sainati: A take to leave in 2017

Leo Sainati, Columnist

January 8, 2018

In mid-December, Richard Cohen, an Opinion writer for The Washington Post, published a column titled “Who really should have been Time’s Person of the Year.” Curious as to who could possibly deserve more recognition than...

Letter from the Opinion Editors: Do not stop speaking up

Mariana Alfaro and Troy Closson

November 10, 2017

Sometimes the systems in place to combat abuse are not successful in stopping dangerous behaviors. That’s when we — as allies, as witnesses, as bystanders — have to step up. The last month has seen countless sexual harassment...

Closson: Like FSU, Northwestern’s response to Greek issues must acknowledge problems with culture

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2017

On Monday, Florida State University announced an indefinite suspension of all fraternities and sororities following the recent death of Andrew Coffey, a fraternity pledge who died at an off-campus party. The announcement also cited a separate incident i...