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Free Speech Post-Gawker Will Be Just Fine

Free Speech Post-Gawker Will Be Just Fine

By Tommy Collison, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A sex tape is only a “major scandal” if Gawker chooses to shove a retired wrestler back into the spotlight for no other discernible reason than to grab eyeballs and earn ad revenue.

Freedom of Speech Snubbed in Hogan Case

Freedom of Speech Snubbed in Hogan Case

By WSN Editorial Board

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Terry Bollea, whether he is play-acting Hulk Hogan or not, is a public figure. But the plaintiff carelessly conflated newsworthiness with taste and the jury fell for that legal sleight of hand. If this case holds up, the precedent it would set could prove disastrous.

Media, students lose cool in face of Malia Obama’s college visit

Media, students lose cool in face of Malia Obama’s college visit

By WSN Editorial Board

October 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The media and the Brown student body are focusing too much on Malia Obama visiting Brown and being in the vicinity of a beer pong table.

Unpaid internships do not adhere to Dept. of Labor standards

Unpaid internships do not adhere to Dept. of Labor standards

September 3, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Most students will face a major dilemma during their college careers — the choice between devoting 16 hours a week to a paying job, perhaps at a restaurant or local coffee shop, or taking those 16 hours and investing them in an experience that pertains to their field of study. The choice seems obvious....