Opinion

Adelphos and the freedom of speech

Alpha Delta Phi’s (Adelphos) performance in Airbands, the Greek Life lip sync competition, Oct. 17 sparked a lot of controversy that is still being discussed today. But, as many students know, they are “just being Adelphos.” Their performance was perceived as a replication of ISIS beheadings, leaving audiences at Airbands confused and unco...

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We’re offended that you’re offended

Guest column by Alpha Delta Phi (Adelphos) Art is a subjective medium, especially performance art. Whenever one is exposed to art in any setting, one is encouraged to draw one’s own conclusions. Thus is the nature of art. However, one is encouraged to draw their own conclusions when it comes to art, unless your conclusions are ill-informed and...

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An inactive campus does not cause change

Guest column by Julia White, junior peace studies major During my past two years at Chapman, I have experienced multiple waves of student body frustration. Almost every semester that I have attended this institution, a highly public and problematic hate incident has plagued our campus. Last fall, racist comments appeared both on a Chapman-ass...

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SGA hides big decisions in small election

For a democracy to succeed, all citizens must have a voice. On most occasions, the citizens themselves, reflected in low voter turnout, hinder that goal. But even on those occasions, absent voters are, in a sense, speaking by abstaining. What the Student Government Association (SGA) is doing is much worse — obscuring their own democratic pro...

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Be thankful and show it

Thanksgiving: that time of year when we go around the table, taking inventory of what we’re all “thankful for” while staring at a table full of drool-inducing food waiting for everyone to shut up so we can finally eat. But as silly as it might be for everyone to share what they are thankful for, it is very important to be thankful. Be ...

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Is Ebola a legitimate threat to Americans?

Guest column by Richard Pitts D.O. Ph.D.  Americans, for the most part, lead an idyllic life when it comes to deadly infectious diseases. That idyllic illusion was shattered about six weeks ago when two of the nurses caring for Thomas Duncan, the Ebola patient from West Africa who was treated in Dallas, Texas, came down with Ebola themselves. ...

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Can I get a dollar menu?

We’ve all been there. You only have a 15-minute break in between classes, and your brain is refusing to give you so much as a single quiz answer until your stomach gets something to eat. If you want anything substantial to eat, you have to shell out five dollars or more or else return to class hungry. Chapman eateries have a glaring lack of an...

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SGA pedals away from car-dependency

Anyone who’s done it knows the headache of trying to drive to this campus. You have to get past the hordes of pedestrians and backed up intersections just to get in a parking lot. Once in the parking lot, you’re faced with a whole new battle: searching and fighting for a parking space. One simple way to alleviate Chapman’s traffic and park...

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Campus crosswalks are too dangerous

If you have tried to cross a street during rush hour or before class, you’ve no doubt experienced the mass chaos of the crosswalks, specifically the crosswalks without stoplights in the Orange Plaza and at the intersection of North Grand Street and East Walnut Avenue. A practical solution would be to install traffic lights in these intersectio...

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