Opinion

More Thoughts on Designing Addictive Video Games

A few weeks ago, Brian Crecente asked me to comment on whether or not I thought video game designers had a moral obligation to...

A Student Perspective on Trigger Warnings

Contrary to worries about political correctness gone wild, trigger warnings can be a valuable classroom tool.

Ethics of Meritocracy in Education and The American Dream: “Why I...

As a millennial and current college student, I understand the struggle of endless nights in the library, clinging to your coffee, dreaming about sleep, and...

Ethical Responsibilities of DePauw Graduates

As a member of the graduating class (yes, I said it) and a Prindle Intern, I feel that it is my ethical duty to...

The Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story Debacle

This post by Dr. Jeff McCall was originally published by The Indy Star on December 26, 2014.  Journalism enters dangerous territory when reporters look to tell “stories”...

Libertarian Paternalism: An Introduction

We’re now over a month into the new year – how are those resolutions coming? Even if you didn’t happen to make any for...

Ethics of Student Choice – DePauw’s “New” Meal Plan

Taking into account recent emails and updates from DePauw Administration in regards to the student meal plan, students have begun to voice concerns not...

Envisioning Zero Waste at DePauw: Where do flip phones go to...

Guest post by Anthony Baratta, Sustainability Director at DePauw University.  Check out the Office of Sustainability on Facebook and Twitter. Soulja Boy CDs, broken office...

The Imperialism of Animal Crossing

Nintendo's classic "life sim" has influenced a generation of gamers. What do its problematic themes show about the ethics of in-game decisions?

Dartmouth Bans Hard Liquor On Campus — What Could This Mean...

Recently, Dartmouth's president, Philip J. Hanlon, banned hard alcohol across the entire campus and implemented  mandatory four year sexual violence prevention and education programs. By...