Category Archives: Ethics

“First-year” or “freshman”?

Writing for the University of Vermont student newspaper The Cynic, Michael Farley argued in 2010 that the publication should adopt the word “first year” to refer to students in their first year of college to replace “freshman,” the standard vernacular … Continue reading

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Our Boston Marathon issue

It’s been repeated ad nauseam: this has been what feels like the longest week any of us can remember. Explosions. Manhunts. Fear. Terror. Relief. Community. As I’m writing this, Neil Diamond has just sung “Sweet Caroline” in Fenway Park, and, … Continue reading

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A brief lesson in the run-up to our Boston Marathon bombing coverage

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, student newspapers around the world have been weighing in on the disaster, offering insights tailored for their fellow undergraduates, many of whom are still reeling from the shock of Monday’s horrors. College … Continue reading

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What should I tweet? What shouldn’t I? The “emotional context” question.

This Friday, after yet another consecutive all-nighter in The Gatepost office on deadline night, we got the news. Well, first, we heard the deep baritone of several fire engines, then had our suspicions confirmed with an emergency text message alert … Continue reading

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