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OPINIONS


Editorial: OPEN has a responsibility to follow through

Running unopposed in the UISG Elections, the OPEN Party is nonetheless looking to mobilize those on campus as the virtual ballot box opens. Encouraging students to vote in an uncontested race is a humorous proposition, and it's unfortunate that there aren't any competing visions for students to choose from. Yet the party does have admirable goals in their priorities for the coming year.


Richson: Recognizing an eating disorder

Recently, Yale University came under fire after student Frances Chan alleged that she was threatened with medical leave if she did not gain weight. Subjected to weigh-ins and counseling sessions by the university, the student engaged in junk-food binges and became distressed when she could not gain the amount of weight the university demanded.


Sonn: The Ferris Bueller fallacy

I recently finished the first five seasons of "Parks and Recreation" on Netflix and was left with a profound sense of ecstasy — and sadness. The fictional town of Pawnee, Ind., is just so amazing and difficult to leave that I wish I lived there. This is a pretty common side effect of Netflix binging, of course: the desire to leave your mundane, TV-filled existence for the more hospitable climes of fiction.


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