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The Clark Bubble

Jason Fehrnstrom, Scarlet Staff

September 14, 2018

On September 6, 2016, The New York Times published an article entitled “Campuses Cautiously Train Freshmen Against Subtle Insults.” The lionshare of this article was focused on Clark University’s orientation programs which focu...

Judging a Movement: Considering the Validity of Free Range Parenting

Erlend Lane, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2018

Almost everyone has something to say about how to maintain the well-being of children, but unfortunately people usually disagree on how and when that well-being is threatened, and how it should be protected. For more than ...

No excuses: Teenagers cannot solve gun control on their own, and we should not expect them too.

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

April 15, 2018

One month after the mass school shooting in Parkland, FL, students across the nation walked out of their schools to protest gun violence and a lack of gun control in America. Despite facing disciplinary actions from their school’s a...

Hope for the Criminal Justice System

Mike Cox, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2018

On March 28th Amnesty International and Students Against Mass Incarceration invited five formerly incarcerated persons to Clark University. These survivors of mass incarceration shared their experiences in prison, and the work that th...

Something is Rotten in the District of Columbia

Andrew Rose, Scarlet Staff

April 15, 2018

  The steady stream of scandals emanating from the Trump administration is an excellent reminder of just how thin the line between tragedy and farce can be. The most recent example, involving Ben Carson, the incumbent Secre...

Can’t Buy the Law (Unless You Can)

Max Ellas, Scarlet Staff

March 3, 2018

Late one autumn night, State Trooper Ryan Sceviour pulled over Alli Bibaud on I-190 after she crashed her car while drunk. Bibaud protested vehemently and tried to get around any form of punishment,  most notably by offering Scev...

The Problem of Not Knowing

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

March 3, 2018

Anyone who has ever watched “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” is probably aware of rape kits and the dreaded backlog that prevents Olivia Benson and her team from catching the serial rapist. As much as one would want to be...

Subduing Medical Snooping

Andrew Vontzalides, Scarlet Staff

March 3, 2018

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Massachusetts State Senate voted in favor of a bill that would broadly ensure confidentiality in healthcare for Massachusetts patients. The bill would require health insurance companies to issue “Explanati...

True Crime, False Perceptions

Andrrew Rose, Scarlet Staff

February 19, 2018

It does not require an inordinately observant person to notice that the United States is awash in crime. Crime is everywhere -- it’s in local newscasts, TV docudramas, the tabloid stands at the supermarket, internet clickbait...

Mass Shootings and The Media: A Complicated Relationship

Jason Fehrnstrom, Scarlet Staff

February 19, 2018

On April 20, 1999, a pair of alienated, vengeful students went on a deadly shooting spree that killed 13 and injured 20 people at their Colorado high school. These horrific images seared themselves into the minds of the American ...

CDC Director’s Tobacco Stock Purchase Raises Ethical Concerns

Ari Reyes, Social Media/Web Editor

February 19, 2018

On Jan. 31, Brenda Fitzgerald, the director of the CDC, resigned after it was reported that she had bought shares within the tobacco industry. She expressed that she was sad about resigning but knew that it was what she had to ...

Three Strikes and You’re…Still In?

Sabrina Hallal, Scarlet Staff

November 10, 2017

It seems as though the main headlines for months now have been about Special Counsel Robert Muller and his investigation into the connection between Russia and the Trump campaign. Whether there was any interference by the Rus...

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