Trump’s uninformed comment highlights unreasonable disregard for green energy

One can find and enjoy many things when driving through Upstate New York: beautiful scenery, envious sunsets and an array of contradicting yard signs freckling and dotting every homeowner’s front yard. One very common sign details the purported dangers of wind energy, whether to the scenery, to the housing market or to the community’s health.

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Chick-fil-A’s discriminatory values do not belong on college campuses despite student petition

A Geneseo student created a petition to replace Books and Bytes with a Chick-fil-A on April 10. As of Tuesday April 16, the petition received 42 signatures. 

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Twisting words to incite violence against political critic is deplorable, dangerous

The Sept. 11 attacks on the United States are some of the most heart wrenching and dismal moments in the history of our generation, let alone our country. The pain of that day is a universal feeling amongst the American public.

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Media should refrain from sensational, invasive coverage of Meghan Markle

Celebrities are often unable to escape public scrutiny—it comes with the territory. Everything from their outfit choices to birthing preferences receive relentless coverage and criticism from members of the media and general public for reasons that are usually pointless or arbitrary. 

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Disney+ content demonstrates similar trends in poor LGBTQ+ representation

The 2018 romantic comedy Love, Simon will be developed into a television series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+, according to Pride. The film, adapted from Becky Albertalli’s young adult novel, was momentous for its generally positive representation of young gay men. 

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Staff editorial: Geneseo must modify vehicle towing policy to ensure fair penalties

Once a student has accumulated 10 paid or unpaid parking tickets, the college is at liberty to have their vehicle towed, according to the Geneseo Traffic and Parking Violations webpage. This policy is unreasonably harsh and should be amended by the college immediately.

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Letter to the Editor

I write in reference to the interview The Lamron recently published with the student who made a joking reference to blackface on Snapchat. This was, to my eye, not a genuine interview at all but a forced public confession in which, to its shame, The Lamron was complicit. I have no specific idea how this came about: the decision of the student to request this interview and the agreement of The Lamron to participate. But the result strikes me as a put-up job in which the student mechanically repeats an apparently scripted apology. “Everyone is right to be angry at me,” “This is not about me,” “I was ignorant and privileged” the student said, clearly in order to avoid being suspended or expelled.

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Rather than being upfront, administration relies on word-of-mouth to inform students

A previous article published in The Lamron reported Geneseo received a score of zero out of 100 when evaluated on transparency by the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government. The lack of institutional transparency has permeated all facets of Geneseo life but has particularly affected student safety.

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New York plastic bag ban proposal marks important first step in saving environment

New York State’s proposed ban on single-use plastic bags would go into effect in March of 2020, according to The New York Times. Considering the insurmountable negative effects plastic has caused in our country, the ban should be implemented around the country, if not the world. 

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New York State should look to New Jersey’s example as it drafts policies that would legalize marijuana

The New York State Legislature should pay attention to the debate in New Jersey regarding marijuana legalization. Should New York decide to go in that direction, this would ensure that New York does not trail too far behind New Jersey’s legalization.

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Overanalyzing lyrics from late artist’s album is insensitive, inappropriate

Representatives for late musician Tim Bergling—better known as Avicii—announced they will release the album he was producing before taking his own life. Titled TIM, this posthumous album will not be a “collection of musical leftovers,” but rather a fully conceptualized project by Avicii, according to The New York Times

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Students must pay attention to impact of administrative turnover, uncertainty

A college is made up of students, faculty and administrators. Students interact with their peers every day and their professors every week, but rarely with administrators. As a result, students might struggle to see the effect of administrators on everyday student life. 

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Staff editiorial: Planning of campus events has been unwise, frustrating for students this semester

As the end of the semester rapidly approaches, campus is busier than ever. Despite the success of previous years, the scheduling of end-of-semester events this year has been lacking, as many important activities overlap or occur too close together.

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Increased reliance on technology creates loss of intimacy in contemporary dating

Our society today is dominated by technology. In schools, students learn computer skills and it is rare to see a college undergraduate without a laptop. People of all ages carry their cellphones on them 24/7 and most are constantly talking on the phone, texting or checking Instagram.

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Democratic model of governance does not adequately apply to every nation

Although much of global history has demonstrated a growing desire for democracy, it is not always a well-functioning system. The prevalence of democratic governments today is the result of first-world nations imperializing other lands and, therefore, spreading their chosen system. 

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Undocumented immigrants must be allowed to obtain driver’s licenses

Among the many things we take for granted as citizens of the United States is the freedom of movement. Freedom to travel between states is guaranteed by our Constitution. In a smaller sense, traveling around town to things we need is a part of our right to the pursuit of happiness. 

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Geneseo fails students by allowing racist acts to slide

Following recent reports of two Geneseo students who referenced blackface in two Snapchat posts, one thing has become abundantly clear: the lack of urgency Geneseo has displayed in regard to preventing racist acts is unacceptable.  

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NASA must account for different body types after failing to make gender equality history

History was scheduled to be made on Friday March 29 when NASA intended to launch the first all-female spacewalk outside the International Space Station. This milestone mission, however, did not come to fruition based on a simple oversight: the size of the spacesuits.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard deserves public empathy, not prison time

For the past couple weeks, the true-crime television series on Hulu, “The Act,” has taken viewers through a rollercoaster of suspense, shock and disbelief. Although the series is highly dramatized, it’s important to remember that it tells a very real story. 

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Society must be more attentive to trauma survivors in wake of mass shooting epidemic

Just over a year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., survivor Sydney Aiello took her own life. In the days following Aiello’s passing, two other people connected to mass shootings took their own lives. While being transparent about this horrible incident raises awareness regarding mental health after significant distress, it is crucial that we reevaluate how we treat and care for people after they’ve gone through considerable trauma.

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