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Freedom to Gather: An Ethical Examination of the DePauw Student Handbook

Students of color on DePauw's campus lack some of the ability to congregate as students in historically white fraternities just because of where they live.
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“This Crazy Anxious World”: Racism or Political Correctness?

The Australian cartoon depicting Serena Williams at the US Open Tennis Tournament has stirred up a world of vitriol - both for and against "political correctness."
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Facebook and the Rohingya Genocide

The genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar was greatly influenced by Facebook.

Opinion

"house-of-cards-kevin-spacey" by Carrie A. licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

Is It Okay to Wear a House of Cards T-Shirt?

After Kevin Spacey's sexual assault allegations, is it ethically permissible to still wear clothing that represent his work on House of Cards?
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Women, Representation, Revolution

There are more women than ever up for election during this year's midterms. If many of them succeed, what might change?
photograph of Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Brett Kavanaugh smiling while sitting on a couch

Opinion: Kavanaugh Was the Wrong Choice

Even after Kavanaugh's confirmation, the decision is controversial.

Culture

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Reevaluating Artivism in Janelle Monáe’s “Dirty Computer”

Janelle Monáe's newest album offers insight into both how crucial queer black female representation is, and how it's achieved through a concept known as artivism.
"house-of-cards-kevin-spacey" by Carrie A. licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

Is It Okay to Wear a House of Cards T-Shirt?

After Kevin Spacey's sexual assault allegations, is it ethically permissible to still wear clothing that represent his work on House of Cards?
"Roses" by Ângela Antunes licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

The Implications of being The Bachelor and a Virgin

With the first virgin Bachelor announced for this upcoming season of The Bachelor, this article examines the issues with the structure of the television show and its portrayal of sex due to its editing choices, and contestant selection.

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Photograph of singer Janelle Monáe holding a microphone

Reevaluating Artivism in Janelle Monáe’s “Dirty Computer”

Janelle Monáe's newest album offers insight into both how crucial queer black female representation is, and how it's achieved through a concept known as artivism.
U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility at North Dakota State University, in Fargo, N.D. on Monday, April 29, 2013. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

Bad Advice from the USDA

This article focuses on the US Department of Agriculture’s poor enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, by only providing warnings instead of punishments.
"house-of-cards-kevin-spacey" by Carrie A. licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

Is It Okay to Wear a House of Cards T-Shirt?

After Kevin Spacey's sexual assault allegations, is it ethically permissible to still wear clothing that represent his work on House of Cards?
"Climate change?!" by Eric Wüstenhagen licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

Healthier Climate: A Constitutional Right?

We may think that having a livable climate and earth is a moral right, but should it be a constitutional one?
Photograph of two tabloid magazines with headlines about Hilary Clinton, dated "election eve," 2016

The Danger of Endorsing Political Conspiracies

Political conspiracies can be laughably absurd, but what does it mean when they're so prevalent? How damaging can conspiracies be?
"Mohammed bin Salman's Saudi Arabia/ A Deeper Look," by POMED licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

The Death of Jamal Khashoggi and the Ethics of Arms Deals

With the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Turkey, this article examines the ethical issues that go along with dealing arms internationally and what the ethical ramifications are.