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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

"Alex Jones" by Sean P. Anderson licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

The Dangers and Ethics of Social Media Censorship

What are the dangers involved in social media censorship? This article uses Alex Jone's removal from social media to examine the problems that come with censorship.
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Why Blaming Ariana Grande for Mac Miller’s Death is Unethical

Why is Ariana Grande being blamed for the death of Mac Miller? This article focuses on the underlying patriarchal themes that fuel this blame and how they damage women in relationships.
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Australia’s Moral Disgrace: Child Mental Health Crisis in Australian Immigration Detention

The Australian off-shore detention camp on Nauru continues to hold children indefinitely, at great risk to their mental health.

Culture

"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.
"Nike" by Miguel Vaca licensed under CC BY 2.0 (Via Flickr).

Commodifying Activism

In the wake of Nike's Colin Kaepernick advertisement, this article distills the ethical and social implications of using social movements for the purpose of profit. How does the communication of activism affect businesses and activists themselves?
"041/365 - April 29, 2009" by Morgan liscensed under CC BY 2.0 (Via Flickr).

The Ethics of Regulating Sperm Donation

With large amounts of the population being born due to sperm donations, questions about family history and siblings are emerging and can be stressful on families and individuals. This article explores if we could or should try to regulate sperm donors?

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Decisions for the Dead: The Moral Dimensions of Body Disposal

Is there a moral obligation to honor the wishes of the deceased with respect to what should be done with their body after death?
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How Much Should We Really Use Social Media?

Despite the benefits of social media, it might be hurting our mental health. So should we all be spending less time on Instagram?
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Reduction of Harm: Fentanyl Testing Strips for Drug Users

Fentanyl testing strips could save lives for drug users, but not without the support of city and state governments.
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The Ethics of Legacy Admissions

While most legacy students are perfectly qualified, the practice itself seems to help one party disproportionately - the university itself.
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Trump, Puerto Rico, and the Ethics of Skepticism

Skepticism can be healthy, but it can also be misplaced. President Trump seems to use the tactic at the wrong times.
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The Indianapolis Prize and the Ethics of Conservation

We can all agree that conservation efforts are crucial -- but how we choose which species to save is another question.