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Editorial: NYT correct to print anonymous column by senior Trump administration official

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the anonymous column published in The New York Times last week, the editors of the Tropolitan fully support the Times’ decision to run the column without revealing the identity of the author.  The op-ed titled “I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration” has brought an immediate Read More

A letter from the editor: We are here to pursue the truth

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief Newton Lee gave a charge to journalists to be watchdogs, not lapdogs, to tirelessly search for the hidden truth, holding accountable the powerful who may try to hide from it The Tropolitan has fought to rise to this challenge since its inception. Even through lawsuits and periods of censorship, its staff has worked Read More

Tropolitan provides platform for opinions

Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor The purpose of a university can be summed up best in the words of former Yale President Angelo Giamatti, who said, “Universities are not here to be a medium for the coercion of other people; they are here to be mediums for the exchange of free ideas.” This role of educational institutions Read More

Tropolitan supports national campaign to increase student media funding

At a time when student publications across the country are losing funding, Melissa Gomez, the editor-in-chief of the University of Florida’s The Independent Florida Alligator, has proclaimed a nationwide campaign called #SaveStudentNewsrooms. “The whole idea behind the call-to-action day was to start a conversation about the state of student media in the U.S.,” Gomez told CNN Read More