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As an editor, one of the most important things I try to teach reporters is the value of live, interactive conversations, as opposed to email exchanges. I get it. Emails are more comfortable. They feel safer. Less chance for you to slip up, right? Read more

EDITOR’S NOTE: Back in April, when it looked unlikely that college football could play a normal 2020 season, I pitched an idea to my editors to preview Purdue Football’s pre-COVID-19 2020 schedule in the conditional past tense. I wanted to talk about the things we would have — or might have … Read more

The Exponent is glad to see an apparent change in presidential attitude when it comes to protecting its students’ well-being, especially at such a critical time in our nation’s history. Read more

Given that a lot of us are stuck inside for longer periods of time than normal, I’ve assembled a list of some of my favorite books. Included are several novels that seem fitting for the present circumstances. Or, after skimming through the list, you can just go back to watching Netflix. Read more

I recently wrote about finding a large Purdue basketball sign near a dumpster behind Sylvia Street. That sign has been resting comfortably in my room ever since, and on Sunday, it got a buddy. Read more

In our last print edition, we sports editors detailed our favorite sports movies of all time. I raised some eyebrows when I revealed that my favorite is “Caddyshack,” the 1980 farce about sex, drugs and golf directed by Harold Ramis. Read more

Thursday night football this past week featured the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns in a rivalry game, but what happened at the end might have changed National Football League history. Read more

To those with enough grit to stand up to the injustices of discrimination that still ripple across this campus, stand proudly. Read more

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A rape was reported through the Campus Security Authority’s online crime report form Monday morning, according to Purdue police logs

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A re-emerging anonymous social media app has gained immense popularity in the Purdue community, though not every post should be taken as seriously as others.

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Nine hours after they first lined up outside of Mackey Arena in the below-freezing weather, 10 members of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority were finally able to purchase their long-awaited Paint Crew basketball tickets for next year.

Letters to the Editor

Whatever happened to Protect Purdue? Your picture entitled “1/20/22 Watch Party” says it all: mask-less students jammed into Mackey, screaming and yelling. Meanwhile in week two of classes, I’ve already received over a dozen quarantine notices for students.

Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a letter written and signed by multiple members of Purdue faculty, which was published in The Exponent on Jan. 13. That letter was written in response to Purdue President Mitch Daniels’ open letter to students sent on Jan. 5, in which he discussed…

As a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, I am obviously delighted that my department was able to grow by leaps and bounds even during the last two years of the pandemic while hiring in most of the rest of the departments was put in the deep freeze. I suppose that this unprecede…

I’d like to say a thank you to those at The Exponent involved in publishing the story “Controversy over circumcision persists.” To some, this article may seem random or out of place in a college newspaper. However, I was very excited to see this important issue receiving attention. I am alwa…

There is no question that so-called “Greek” life (the Hellenic Student Association has my sympathies) is a breeding ground for sexual violence in general, and Purdue is no particular exception. But the prevailing activism aimed at this issue has been both disingenuous and self-destructive.

Allow me to remind Mr. Gary Roney, who demands in regards to John Froiland that the latter be taken out like trash by Purdue due to recent criminal allegations, that there is a presumption of innocence in judicial criminal matters in this country regarding guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, an…

Regarding John Froiland. Why is he on paid leave? He assaulted someone, in front of a child. Administration officials should just can him and be done with it. C’mon Purdue, take out the trash.

To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose) — unless exempted by a sincerely held religious belief or medical condition. We should write to our legislators and executives at all levels of government.