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Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus

Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

February 3, 2020

Jokes about the coronavirus are insensitive and inappropriate as they ultimately play into the racist attitudes and stereotypes that are being perpetrated by the outbreak.

‘Roast of Franco’ features younger lineup, same lazy jokes

'Roast of Franco' features younger lineup, same lazy jokes

By Matt Singer / Senior Staff Writer

September 9, 2013

James Franco is a thespian who has been in more than 50 movies, a scholar who holds degrees from the University of California-Los Angeles and Columbia University and a philanthropist who has worked with nonprofits that help young children explore their interests in literature and writing.And he might b...

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