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Spotify and the Ethics of Music Streaming

Spotify is convenient and inexpensive for listeners, but what compensation for the musicians who contribute to its catalog?
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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."

Opinion

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Is All Comedy Ethical? The Office’s Irresponsible Use of Satire

Satire deliberately exaggerates societal issues to make a point -- and to make us change. But what if it doesn't work?
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Opinion: To Face Climate Change We Need the Arts and Humanities

Can we combat climate change with more than just the sciences, and how should we implement the humanities into our solutions?
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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?

Culture

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Is All Comedy Ethical? The Office’s Irresponsible Use of Satire

Satire deliberately exaggerates societal issues to make a point -- and to make us change. But what if it doesn't work?
Photo of the Spotify logo behind a band on a stage

Spotify and the Ethics of Music Streaming

Spotify is convenient and inexpensive for listeners, but what compensation for the musicians who contribute to its catalog?
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The Culture of Crunch: The Video Game Industry and Overwork

While the video game industry is booming, its employees are suffering from "crunch" - the period of intense work that comes before a release. Just how bad is it?

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“Free Birth” and the Politics of Childbearing

Women deserve better care and experiences when it comes to giving birth, but the Free Birth Society may not be the answer.
Photograph of the cast of the TV show The Office all sitting for a press conference on set

Is All Comedy Ethical? The Office’s Irresponsible Use of Satire

Satire deliberately exaggerates societal issues to make a point -- and to make us change. But what if it doesn't work?
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Lulu and Nana: The Surprise of Genetically-Modified Humans

The gene-editing technology CRISPR was the source of lively theoretical ethics debates - until Chinese scientist He Jiankui actually used it.
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Swimming with Dolphins

Humans want to experience the beauty of dolphins, but we don't realize how much harm we might be causing them.
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Why Are Political Debates So Difficult?: A Holiday Survival Guide

Why do we argue with family over the holidays, and how can we start to bridge the gap?
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A Requiem of Retribution at a Black Mass: Whitey Bulger and Prisoner Welfare

What are the ethical ramifications of placing notorious or elderly criminals in prison systems where they are at risk for violent attack?