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Retractions Don’t Work

Following tradition, The Cavalier Daily published their annual April Fools Day edition on Wednesday, expecting to shed some light-hearted humor on an otherwise gloomy semester. Instead, their managing board was greeted with a “Trail of Schmears” as controversy erupted over some not-so politically correct articles that left students with mouths agape and muttering, “too soon.” Rather than starting a discussion about themed fraternity parties or the ABC arrest of Martese Johnson, The Cavalier Daily inadvertently ignited a debate about free speech and…

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LETTER: In Defense of Thomas Jefferson

Alexander Adames recently wrote an article titled “The Misguided Exaltation of Jefferson: Students should refrain from venerating Thomas Jefferson” for The Cavalier Daily. The basis of the article is that because Jefferson owned slaves in his private life, Jefferson should not be admired as a great man with deep respect. It disturbed me to read this article, for it seemed that he was establishing a ridiculous standard for admiration, simultaneously rejecting proper historical approach. One of the most important issues with this…

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The Vices of Libelous Writing

On September 23rd, an article entitled “The virtues of not protesting” was published by the Cavalier Daily. Following the hit piece against Off the Hook last week, this piece, written by “Managing Board,” proved to be yet another baseless attack on the integrity of a new organization on Grounds, fitting into a disturbingly greater trend of inaccuracy and libelous behavior that seems to be developing within the Cav Daily.

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