Sunday, February 23

Over sensitive groups cause book bans

When I was young, carefree and in a Southern Baptist School, there was no finer pleasure than in stealing glimpses at the books banned by The Powers That Be. Read more...


Once-banned books, such as “The Catcher in the Rye,” “Fahrenheit 451″ and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” are now celebrated as esteemed literary works. Many of these books were banned for sexuality, violence, profanity and racism, among other reasons.

Exam bank tests campus collaboration

There is a place on campus that many Bruins have never heard of, yet it gets busy enough to have a line of 40 students for its services during midterms and finals weeks.
A description of this place, the test bank in the Student Activities Center, almost sounds fictional. Read more...

Open the doors to coed dorms

The battle of the sexes is back "“ but now it's for who can win the first shower. Examining and reconfiguring boundaries between genders will always meet backlash, stir up some strange moral panic and raise pressing questions. So it's only appropriate that the topic of gender-neutral rooms in dorms has done just that. For the past four decades, schools have steadily allowed the sexes to mingle in closer proximity: First came coed buildings, then coed suites and finally coed rooms, a trend now observed across more than 50 campuses nationwide. Read more...

1 223 224 225 226 227 252