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Christie’s Watergate??

Christie’s Watergate??

Cameron Wangsness '17     (Bramhall. Gov Throws His Weight Around: Expect Delays. 2014. New York. Blue Republican. New York News, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 6 Feb. 2014.) February 6th 2014- The administration of New Jersey under Chris Christie has been accused of purposely closing bridge lanes in order to stop traffic within Fort Lee, NJ [...]

Goodbye HSPA, Hello PARCC

Cameron Wangness '17 The PARCC or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is an agreement forged by many states to improve the curriculum provided by schools. The initiative aims to give a more useful learning experience that provides beneficial information to student without teaching them non-useful skills. This new [...]

iPhone 5: Scan or Scam?

Cassandra Couwenberg '14 At first glance, the new finger print scanner in the IPhone 5s seems genius. The user can open their phone quickly and make purchases swiftly. However the finger print scanner is far from useful; it is actually a major security problem that could lead to catastrophe. The user's fingerprint is claimed to be kept in a [...]

Safety vs. Liberty

Jackson Whang '14 Picture yourself in the airport. Lines are long, space is cramped, and the air conditioning is broken. Things don’t seem to be moving, so you glance ahead to see what is holding everything up. A woman is being patted down, sniffed by police dogs, and her bags being searched. Frustrated, you curse airport security under your [...]

Do Nothing Jersey Politics and Poverty

Jen Lessick '14 A new report has shown that an official 10.4 percent of New Jerseyans are currently living below the poverty level, a record that has not been surpassed in the last 50 years. However, a devastating 31.5 percent of citizens (2.7 million people) are struggling to meet what the Legal Services of New Jersey considers the basic needs [...]

Marriage and the Courts

Alice Schoneman '13 These days WashingtonDC seems synonymous with dysfunction; the relationship between the Executive and Legislative branches and the Republican and Democratic parties is similar to Jan Steen painting. The Supreme Court, however, functions separately from the partisanship. This term, the Court will hear some rather historic [...]

Deficit Dilemmas

Connor Gross ’13 Few know the name Mary Meeker – a partner at the Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins, and creator of “USA, Inc.” In a presentation at the Excellence in Investing Conference, Ms. Meeker discussed the state of the country’s finances, specifically the debt and deficit. Interestingly, she discussed the current [...]

Hounsell Talks Sports

Daniel Hounsell '13 As Lance Armstrong “pours his heart out” to the world pretending that he feels some remorse, it is difficult to sympathize with someone who could so ruthlessly disrupt the sanctity of fair competition. I have always enjoyed the journey of a competition more than the actual victory, and I think that is what most people [...]

America’s $1.6 Trillion Tax Irony

America’s $1.6 Trillion Tax Irony

Connor Gross '13 Photo courtesy of watchdog.org As the fiscal cliff approaches, the American economy is left to dangle by a thread as Congress plays chicken over the issue of taxes for 2% of the American population, while the real issues are bankrupt government programs. Now there is now doubt that the government is in desperate need of [...]

Guns and Laws: A Deadly Duo

Katie Tsang ‘15 The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms. It makes it easier to protect loved ones and protect lives, but it also makes it easier to take lives away. Recently, fiery debate over gun control has been instigated by multiple shootings. On July 20 at the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight [...]

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