Johnston: Conservatives must recognize favorable side of immigration

Despite President Donald Trump’s clear opposition to immigration, the Republican Party should be supportive of it, considering conservatism’s historical precedent with the issue. 

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Staff Editorial: Allocation of college’s funds should clearly aid student life

Students were welcomed back this week and found that over the break, the college spent presumably large amounts of money on new amenities and upgrades, such as the fancy new branded soap dispensers around campus and a revised watermark. Rather than focusing on such trivial updates, the college should concertedly invest in services that would improve student life. 

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Staff Editorial: Grievers must remember former president for all actions, including shortcomings

 Much of the United States is in mourning for former president George H.W. Bush who passed away on Friday Nov. 30. Many have taken to praising him, selectively forgetting all the lives lost due to his administration’s shortcomings.

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Phrase “real job” perpetuates classism, undercuts necessary work

American worker culture toxically couples the fetishization of expertise with an undermining—or even delegitimization—of youth and so-called “unskilled” labor. 

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Caron: College must recognize due process before disciplining professor

The Lamron published an article on Nov. 15 about allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a former Geneseo student and a current history professor. The article sparked multiple conversations about sexual harassment, student-professor relationships and the precedent The Lamron has set .

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Mauceri: Administration has failed by refusing to dismiss accused professor

The Lamron’s Nov. 15 article that reported allegations regarding an improper relationship between a former Geneseo student and professor of history Emilye Crosby. 

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de Ruiter: Student body should restrain protests until college acts

The Lamron published an article on Nov. 15 that shed light on allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a professor and a former student. Since then, a large portion of the student body has demanded the professor resign and some have even taken to boycotting her classes. 

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Pratt: Soft news worthy of coverage, just as impactful as hard news

Ariana Grande released the music video for her already record-breaking hit, “thank u, next” on Friday Nov. 30. In just under 22 hours, the much-anticipated video destroyed YouTube’s record for most views within the first 24 hours of release, according to Variety. 

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Letter to the Editor: Migrant advocacy group calls on administration to provide busing for international students

Thanks to advocacy after the spring launch of SUNY’s No Student Goes Hungry Program and her international student Udeshi Seneviratne’s Geneseo Speaks petition that met its signature threshold in less than a day, the situation of food insecurity and immobility for international students over extended breaks has become a topic of concern around campus. As winter break approaches, Student Coalition for Migrant Workers has the following to say: 

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Current electoral system fails to represent all voices, U.S. must standardize voting procedures

By the end of Nov. 6, the midterm elections seemed like neither a blue wave nor a red tide. Instead, observers waded into a murky pool of doubt as vote totals slowly came in. 

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Geneseo must improve security measures, retain blue light system

Last year, a religious group was rumored to have aggressively attempted to recruit students on campus. At least one of these alleged incidents occurred in an academic building where a student was approached around 9 p.m. in the Integrated Science Center. Either way, non-students can access academic buildings as late as students can. 

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Media must stop stereotyping, degrading black men

Over the course of the past year, mass shooters—from the Parkland shooting in February to the Tree of Life shooting earlier in November—have overwhelmingly been white males. These mass murderers continue to be sheltered by the media under the guise of some form of mental illness or similar excuses.

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Displays of affection between same-sex couples must be more present in the public

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade televised its first same-sex kiss in a musical performance by the cast of Broadway’s new musical “The Prom” on Thursday Nov. 22. This was a major win for the LGBTQ+ community, giving same-sex couples adequate representation on an extremely wide platform.

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Proposed sexual misconduct policy could deprive victims of resources

This alteration is unfavorable to the safety of collegiate students, of whom nearly 87 percent reside off-campus, according to The New York Times. One must also consider community colleges, where there are no dormitories on campus, potentially increasing the instances of sexual assault between students off-campus. 

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Staff Editorial: United States must cease war crimes against Central American migrants

Many chemical weapons have been banned in combat since 1993 due to its terrorizing application, director of nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association Kelsey Davenport told The Washington Post. 

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Trump administration’s attitude toward press reflects poorly on White House

Presidential press conferences have become a battleground in the past year, specifically within the past week. Videos of altercations between the press, Trump and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have circulated around social media and news organizations. These incidents do not help the reputation of on an already controversial presidential administration.

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Integration of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts takes away from intended experiences

When the Boy Scouts of America made the decision to allow girls to enter in 2017, one of the more surprising voices of dissent came not from old right wingers, but rather from the Girl Scouts of America themselves. They believed, rightfully so, that the BSA’s move would drain their membership and put their organization in jeopardy. 

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Americans must take advantage of voting privilege to ensure change

The most common excuse for not voting in elections is simply “I’m not very political.” That statement alone reeks of privilege. To be able to look past everything that is wrong with this country is privilege. 

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U.S. should grant statehood to Puerto Rico, Washington D.C.

The United States was ostensibly founded on two main notions: liberty from tyranny and proportional representation in the affairs of state. While the country has faltered on these two notions since the founding, today there is at least one area that so clearly deserves attention. 

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Audiences should respect, not mock musicians’ mental health problems

Following the release of their fourth studio album on Friday Nov. 9, American rock band Imagine Dragons went viral, but not because of their album’s success. Instead, the group was the focus of a joke, being branded as the new Nickelback, a band with a long history of being mercilessly mocked. 

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