Opinion

Journalism: A service for the people

Hi. I’m Mark. I’m a real person, as are the rest of the members of the Panther staff. We’re students, just like you. We’re not some ominous corporation or computer that pumps out the news every week. We’re not your enemies. We’re your peers. And we’re on your side. Journalism is a service for the people, to inform them what’s...

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Pre-departure thoughts: Why I study abroad

The thrill, the joy, the excitement and, of course, the butterflies — the rush of emotions that come along with the opportunity to study abroad. It’s the experience of a lifetime that more students should make an effort to participate in. Studying abroad is not only about seeing new places and new faces, it’s about discovering who you are ...

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Recognize the reality of race-based police brutality

Guest column by Max Mandel Let’s talk about what this is about. Because it’s not about some cigarillos. It’s not about the difference between “protestors” and “looters,” (although I can tell you that the people dedicated to creating social change weren’t the ones breaking windows and stealing goods. It’s about how an unarmed...

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The undergarments of Undie Run

Guest column by Jillian Strong, junior psychology major Ah, it’s that time of the year again — the rain, sweaters, presents and running throughout the campus and streets in nothing but your undergarments; 'tis the season indeed. In fact, the original purpose of Undie Run was in the spirit of giving as well. Before the event, participant...

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Solar Decathlon: creating a brighter future

Guest column by Lotus Thai, sophomore environmental science and policy and business administration major For the first time ever, Chapman University is participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, an international competition in which collegiate teams design and build solar-powered houses. Team houses are judged based ...

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Clarifications about Shoreline and Chapman

Guest column by Jan McCuen, university registrar In response to the article about the Shoreline computer program that appeared in the Dec.1, 2014, issue of the Panther, James Steininger is to be commended for his ingenuity in developing his Shoreline product. The ability for students to search for classes in the 2015 spring term in using Sho...

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The responsibility of a paper

Guest column by Daniele Struppa, chancellor of the university, and Jamie Moseley, sophomore kinesiology major A student newspaper can serve as an important component of any university. The objective of the typical student newspaper is to inform students and faculty of what happens on and off campus, including controversies, debates, proje...

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A note on independent newspapers

All semester The Panther has worked to be a conversation-starter on important campus issues. With breaking news stories and features on many controversial subjects, The Panther is happy to have been a source of such honest conversation. Recently, it was not one of our news stories or columns that began such debate, but the artwork of one of our ...

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SGA policy distorts democracy

It’s always in the back of your mind when you drop your ballot in the box: “This doesn’t really mean anything. My single vote won’t make a difference in the outcome.” But what if your fear wasn’t the insignificance of your vote, but that your vote would actually help the very thing you’re voting against? Well, that is what’s ...

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