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The Butler University Unofficial Parent & Student Page: Navigating student benefits and over-parenting

The Butler University Unofficial Parent & Student Page: Navigating student benefits and over-parenting

From easing move-in day anxieties to accusations of “helicopter parenting,” the unofficial parent Facebook group remains a hot topic of discussion.

STAFF EDITORIAL | Respectfully Agree TO Disagree

Last week’s election and the entire year’s campaign cycle absorbed people’s interest people across the nation. A tidal wave of posts took over social media outlets. Voters and non-voters alike took to message boards, walls and Twitter feeds to air their unfiltered opinions. Some veered into disrespectful, uncivil speech. While freedom of speech is a

OPINION | Don’t let Indy pride stop after Super Bowl weekend

Students should still be active in community, even without national spotlight on Indianapolis. The recent Super Bowl madness is giving the rest of the nation a chance to learn what the Butler University community has known since 1855: Indianapolis is a super city, and that fact has nothing to do with a visit from Jimmy

Fallon returns for pre-Super Bowl performance

Over the past few weeks, Butler University  students’ Twitter and Facebook feeds have been covered with Jimmy Fallon tweets and messages. Now, the “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” host is making a special visit to campus during his stint here at Hilbert Circle Theatre, but the social media campaign may not have been  the sole

The Earth Project brings eco-friendly events to campus all year

This year, Butler University is looking to planet Earth to stimulate academic conversations throughout its colleges. The Earth Project, run by a committee of faculty and staff through the provost’s office, is designed to support cross-campus collaborative activities and promote collegiality among the faculty, staff, and students. “I think it’s interesting that although the themes

OPINION | Documentary represents real women and ads’ flaws

Advertising attacks women with constant images that demean, objectify and subordinate them. That’s the premise of “Miss Representation,” a documentary showing this week on campus. I hope to see a packed house and not just with women. According to the organization’s website, “the film…exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and

OPINION | Students need to embrace civil discourse

Persuasion, yelling and calling into question the moral character of an opponent are all interesting and predictable components of a modern argument, especially one between young adults. In the hustle and bustle of college, it seems that students are losing the perspective that comes with civil discourse. Instead of arguing from a logical standpoint and

OPINION | Artists and audience need to think before they post, tweet and film

Free Speech Week was two weeks ago, and I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how great a privilege free speech really is. But the more I contemplate it, the more a certain phrase keeps popping into my head—just because I can doesn’t mean I should. And with so many outlets for free