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Op-Ed: AU Should Ban Protesting in Academic Buildings

(04/22/15 6:58pm)

On Nov. 24, 2014, a grand jury voted not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, Caucasian police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of African-American Michael Brown. Shortly after the verdict, protests erupted around the country. I happened to see protests everywhere, but there was one that really infuriated me, and it was here at AU. Last year, on the first day of classes after the verdict, I was watching a movie with my third-world literature class, and we weren’t able to focus, due to the fact that students were running down the hallway throughout the entire period, shouting, “No Justice, No Peace.”

Quick Take: Should private businesses be allowed to turn away LGBTQ customers?

(03/06/14 4:20pm)

The Kansas House of Representatives recently passed a bill stating that any individual, group or private business can refuse to serve gay couples if “it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs.” Is this bill within the state’s constitutional rights, or is it segregation on par with that against African Americans in the 1960s? Do you think this bill will even be able to become law?

Quick Take: Was Sochi a mistake?

(02/24/14 6:32pm)

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have had a fair amount of controversy. From Russia’s notorious anti-gay propaganda law to poorly built hotels for journalists, the games and their location have been widely criticized. Was Sochi a good choice for this year’s Olympics, or not? Does the location of the games even matter, or should the focus be solely on the achievements of athletes?

Quick Take: Does the Boston bomber deserve capital punishment?

(02/19/14 7:54pm)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Jan. 30 that the Justice Department would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of bombing the Boston marathon last April. Do you think seeking the death penalty is the right choice? Does it contradict the Obama administration’s liberal agenda, or is it the only reasonable charge in this situation?