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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

These selections are based upon criteria to limit recency bias, favoritism and the impact of an athlete’s career. The selections are based solely on the athlete’s success at Purdue, not factoring in professional or international competitions and victories. They also do not take into consider… Read more

Billionaire Howard Schultz delivered his first national policy speech to the country Thursday from a podium in the usually intimate, but on that day relatively roomy, confines of Fowler Hall in Purdue’s Stewart Center. Read more

A recent column written by Purdue President Mitch Daniels touts the value of GPAs when used hand-in-hand with ACT and SAT scores to determine the “grit” of college applicants, a thesis statement clouded by his contradictory rhetoric and antagonistic view of students’ mental health. Read more

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An incoming freshman was the first of 10 students to be named a winner of the Old Golden Ticket challenge after an announcement on Friday. Quentin Betts, from Purdue Polytechnic High School, received the first $10,000 cash prize on the steps of Hovde Hall.

Purdue's men's and women's track and field teams each earned All-Academic honors while 14 individual athletes were named to the All-Academic team, per an announcement Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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It took several years of trial and error for Purdue athletes to master their own unique creative passions, whether it be artwork, music, or tattooing. It took several more for the upstart artists to create social media accounts, build their own brands and separate themselves from other influ…

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A crowd stands in front of the Engineering Fountain, cheering as a group of cyclists comes riding in.  The cyclists seem more than ready to pry themselves off of their bikes and set them gently on the grass. Nathan Kahlenbeck, dressed in neon green attire, immediately runs into the fountain …

Letters to the Editor

I oppose the required ‘Protect Purdue Plan.’ If the guidance in it were issued as recommendations based on what ‘Oceania’ believes to be helpful behavior, I think issuing it in that way is reasonable. Including a requirement that each employee and student sign it and that it must be followed…

The trial in Minneapolis of police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of murdering George Floyd, highlights a national problem: inadequate policies and training of law enforcement officers to prevent the excessive use of force.

I am writing to support the sentiments expressed in the recent letter to the editor entitled “Mathematics needs scholars of social justice” (Exponent, April 5), penned by a group of graduate students in the Department of Mathematics, and the reported plan by the Equity and Diversity Committe…

I am excited to hear that President-elect Shannon Kang and Vice President-elect Olivia Wyrick have won the Purdue Student Government elections. As Wyrick is a Natural Resource and Environmental Science student in the College of Agriculture, I am confident she will make sustainability and cam…

Destroying the Sweet Shop was stupid enough after its 93 years of serving generations of Boilermakers, but erecting a permanent roadblock in the busiest and grandest hallway of the 97-year-old Purdue Memorial Union might rank higher among the dumbest ideas in University history.