Gen Z individuals must work arduous hours to achieve financial stability

It’s rare to talk with a fellow student and not get into a discussion about employment. Most young adults these days have at least a summer job, while some may have a part-time job year-round. This is likely in response to the deep-seeded anxiety of what one will do when they graduate college.

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Failing to hold all genders to same standard will lead to inequality in adulthood

The phrase “boys will be boys” is commonly used to defer accountability from boys, and even men in some cases. The phrase shifts the blame away from the individual by infantilizing them. 

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Public must be made aware of Coachella founder’s anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival—spanning two weekends every April—is known for the impressive line-up of musicians it hosts and the star-studded crowds it attracts. Every year, about 200,000 people attend Coachella in the middle of the Californian desert. 

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Public response to Notre Dame fire is wrong, insensitive

France’s beloved Notre Dame Cathedral was partially destroyed in a fire on April 15. The loss has been devastating to not only the French people, but to the world as a whole.

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Global tragedies should receive equal coverage on social media

On April 15, much of the Notre Dame Cathedral was destroyed by an accidental fire. Responses on social media were abundant, yet determined inappropriate and incorrect by many. On Sunday April 21, a multitude of Sri Lankan hotels and churches suffered bombings. A nationwide social media blackout was implemented by government officials just hours later, according to The Washington Post. Almost 300 people died in the bombings according to The New York Times.

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Student-run media provides more fulfilling experience at Geneseo

After four years, almost 175 articles and countless sleepless nights, this issue of The Lamron is my last. If there’s one thing I learned from that all-too-brief time, it’s how important the mission of student-run media can be. 

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Buffalo Business First ranks Geneseo in the top 15% of U.S public colleges, 19 out of 73 in eastern public colleges

Geneseo ranked 65th out of 505 public colleges by Buffalo Business First for 2019. The college was also ranked 19th out of 73 eastern public colleges. 

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FIRE, a first amendment watchdog group, contacts college to protect student’s free speech

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a First Amendment watchdog group centered in Philadelphia, sent a letter to Geneseo on Friday April 19 criticizing how the college handled a pair of Snapchats a student sent on April 1 that referenced blackface. FIRE argued that the investigation the college announced could create a “chilling effect.”

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College updates medical leave of absence policy to aid students who struggle with mental health issues

The college recently revised its policy for students who require a leave of absence. The revised policy allows students who encounter medical problems to take a leave with greater leeway. 

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New York state finalizes budget affecting financial aid and facilities and planning

New York finalized the state budget at the end of March and according to an email sent by President Denise Battles on April 15, “direct tax support to state-operated campuses was accelerated by $109.5 million in one-time monies, with no impact on future funding.” 

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Poster covering abortion at GREAT Day divides student population

During the GREAT Day poster session in the College Union Ballroom on April 17,  political science and international relations double major junior Gregor Malkasian presented his research project titled, “Women’s Reproduction is Not a Right: Abortion Prevention Through Education, Insurance Expansion, and Foster Reform.” The poster sparked debate and exchange amongst the Geneseo faculty, student body and administration. 

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Student participants present research on various topics for annual GREAT Day

Students, faculty and administrators gathered together on April 17 for Geneseo Recognizing Excellence, Achievement and Talent Day. The day allowed students to present the research they have been diligently working on, with topics ranging from science to arts and beyond.

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Vice President for College Advancement, K. Johnson Bowles, unexpectedly leaves college

As of Friday March 29, the college no longer employs Vice President for College Advancement and Executive Director of the Geneseo Foundation, K. Johnson Bowles. Bowles’s departure allegedly came after multiple years of complaints from staff members in the Office of Advancement regarding Bowles’s leadership style. 

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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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Management course intellectually stimulates students, analyzes business problems

Associate professor of management Farooq Sheikh teaches a rigorous Production & Operations Management course which serves to teach students about looking at business problems from an analytical perspective. Sheikh has taught this course since graduate school, and his passion for the material and his students shines through in the classroom.

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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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