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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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This year has been a record-breaking year for Purdue, notably hosting the record 10,191 freshman class and overall record enrollment of 49,639. Because of this, some students have shown a growing concern about student parking on campus.

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Beta Theta Pi held their second annual Buzz-a-Beta event, where members of the fraternity can have their heads shaved. The event is done to honor those fighting cancer and to raise money for cancer research and the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment. This year, 43 members of the fraternit…

Letters to the Editor

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.

I am writing simply to thank everyone at The Exponent for the “Things to do” section. My friends often ask me how I know so much about everything going on around campus—concerts, wine tastings, festivals, you name it — and the answer is always the same. I read The Exponent! I’ve been to doze…

President Daniels’ Washington Post editorial on Oct. 12 cherry-picks a phrase from the 2018 IPCC “Key Economic Sectors and Services” report where the authors state “(the) impact of climate change will be small.”

Editor’s note: The Exponent does not have a stance on abortion. Our editorial board decided not to publish the ad referenced in this letter because it advocated for a medication that has not been properly tested, and has been called dangerous and ineffective by multiple medical professionals.

As someone who went through rush, pledged, was initiated and became a pledge trainer in my house while dinosaurs still roamed on campus, the sorority rush story came across as mean-spirited and bitter by those with a potential axe to grind.

I am a woman at Purdue involved in the Delta Delta Delta sorority. After reading your “Why the Rush?” article published on September 7th, I feel many positive aspects of joining a sorority were left out. I can’t speak for every chapter at Purdue, but you chose to use only pictures of my chap…