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Living with It: Beauty, the beholder and standards

Living with It: Beauty, the beholder and standards

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under Living with It, Opinion

Dear Reader, We all have a body. We, truly, are just a myriad of bodily functions — intricate chemical balances and imbalances that make us who we are and allows us to experience the world in the way we do. Our bodies have the potential to cause us a great amount of pain or a great amount of plea...

We don’t “meat” ethical standards

We don’t “meat” ethical standards

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

November 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I recently became a vegetarian. Over the past week, my friends have repeatedly asked me, “Why?” But as I begin to explain why I made that choice, it’s immediately countered with a “but you’re wrong … ” So what began as a discussion turns into a debate. Countless debates with countless...

The perils of categorization

The perils of categorization

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion, Social Issues

When I was younger, my self-perception was limited to essentially one question: which Hogwarts house would I be a part of? My friends were sure I would be a Ravenclaw, but I took every online quiz I could find until one validated my opinion: Slytherin. Houses in Hogwarts, lineages in Greek mythology...

Living with It: Chronic illness

Living with It: Chronic illness

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018


Filed under Living with It, Opinion

Dear Reader, Here’s how we talk about living with chronic illness: We don’t. … In a way. Here’s how we really talk about living with chronic illness: we ignore the chronic illness part of it, or we frame the story with an emotional bias of either a glorified tale of persistence or...

How solutions journalism is tackling the opioid crisis

How solutions journalism is tackling the opioid crisis

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

While the precept "if it bleeds, it leads” has long been applied to journalism, a burgeoning movement within the press reckons that journalism should go one step further and help patch up the wound. Solutions journalism, or constructive journalism, is an approach to news reporting in which journal...

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times

Michael Han, Assistant News Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion, Student Life

It's 9:58 p.m. You browse through the row of green check marks across the top of the screen, and you only need one more. As your anxiety rises, you double your efforts to finish the question. However, you’re inexplicably unable to submit your answer. You glance at the clock in the corner of your scr...

DV breaks traditional barriers surrounding Homecoming

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

October 22, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion, Social Issues, Student Life

As the 2018 Homecoming dance comes to an end, we are prompted to reflect on a time of deep emotional stress and social judgment. Homecoming can often be perceived as a rather taxing event, placing a high standard in regards to the reputation of DV’s student population. In this field, Dougherty persev...

Queering a path in STEM

Queering a path in STEM

Pranav Chillappagari, Public Relations Manager

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Social Issues

My biggest problem when deciding what I want to do in the future is narrowing down a wide range of interesting options between STEM and humanities. The decision was based on where I felt most comfortable, or to put it bluntly: which was more gay-friendly. Based on that criteria, it took me less than...

Living with It: Introductions

Living with It: Introductions

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under Living with It, Opinion

Dear Reader, It’s always been my opinion that introductions are the worst necessary evil, but here goes anyway. I’ve always had a fascination with life. That’s a stupid thing to say. Unless you’re a biologist — in which case, have at it. But what I mean is that life is so obviously...

Good news creates a brighter outlook

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

There were a few months last year during which I stopped reading the news altogether; strange, especially for someone taking Journalism, but I simply couldn’t bother opening up my news app every day to article after article about political controversies, forest fires, global warmings and crime. The ...

Dealing with the deaths of problematic figures

Dealing with the deaths of problematic figures

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

John McCain passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 81. He knowingly caused the deaths of thousands of Middle Eastern people. “But he was human too.” XXX passed away a few months ago at the age of 20. He domestically abused a pregnant woman. “But he was human too.” When public figures ...

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