Opinion

Letter to the editor: Humanity deserves more credit

By Michelle Thomas, class of 2012 and former Editor-in-Chief of The Panther. A couple of people were mean, therefore people as a whole suck? Individuals get victimized and terrorized every day by truly horrific circumstances, who come out of that and still look at humanity with hope and pride. I was of them. And I've had the privilege of mee...

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’50 Shades’ misconstrues BDSM culture

Written by Atty McLellan, freshman peace studies major. Before I start sharing my opinion about “50 Shades of Grey”, let me just clarify a few things: I have not read the book, I’ve only read reviews about the book, and my knowledge of the BDSM culture stems from the articles I’ve read and what I’ve heard from other people. I am n...

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Bureaucratic slight on students’ rights

Title IX is a part of the 1972 Education Amendments and is a federal law that protects everyone from discrimination or harassment based on sex at an educational institution. This is a significant law, not only because of the 55 schools currently under investigation with the Department of Education for Title IX violations, but also because it’s ...

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There’s nothing novel in male dominance

By Marisa Cianciarulo, professor of law “Fifty Shades of Grey” – both the movie and the book series – has received a great deal of criticism focused on the sexual practice of submission and domination and the glamorization of the submissiveness of women. Although I have not seen the movie, I did read the books. What struck me was not thei...

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Letter to the editor: The role as new EODO

By Rosalinda Velasco, Equal opportunity and diversity officer and Title IX coordinator for Chapman University This letter serves to clarify the information published on February 16, 2015, in the above-mentioned Panther issue, concerning my role as the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer (EODO) for Chapman University, which also includes serv...

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Getting tied up: ‘Fifty Shades’ is a choice

By Cianna Allen, sophomore political science major The week before “Fifty Shades of Grey” came out in theaters, my Facebook feed was flooded with pleas from people, begging their friends not to see the movie. They spoke of the film’s anti-feminist sentiments and how it romanticizes and normalizes violence against women. I had never read ...

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We’re loud but are we proud?

College students are bad neighbors. It’s common knowledge that has become stereotyped and lampooned by the media over the years. Animal House, Old School, 22 Jump Street, Neighbors - all movies that portray college students as loud, raucous, insensitive people who destroy houses and ruin neighborhoods, causing a rift between the town and t...

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The climb to learn more on Title IX

On Jan. 13, an unknown assailant sexually assaulted someone in Argyros Forum. It was not reported for ten days, and aside from a line in Public Safety’s log, little else is known about the crime or how it’s being investigated. This event is not the only alarming crime to have gone largely under-reported by Chapman. On Sept. 17, a gang-re...

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