Editorials

College Sports: Accountability vs. Exploitation of Children

Travis Shingledecker ’13   See below for MLHS student poll results! Is our nation becoming desensitized to sexual assault? Within the past few months, there have been several incidences of heinous acts of sexual assault against minors. Yet, despite the repugnant nature of these acts, the matters still seem trivial. This triviality is not primarily…

Occupy Wall Street: Losing Sight of the Real Issues

Connor Gross ’13 The Occupy Wall Streeters (OWSers) are a largely disgruntled group of unemployed mid-twenties kids with a few anarchists, communists, and Nazis sprinkled through the crowd who have been living in Zuccotti Park for the past month and a half. Their movement has been likened to that of the Tea Party’s movement, but…

The Same Answer to the Same Problem

Connor Gross ’13 In the past four years the American taxpayer has witnessed the implementation of two different stimulus bills. The first stimulus bill came under President Bush at a cost of $152 million for the fiscal year of 2008. The second stimulus, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was passed under the current…

The Real Issue: Jobs.

Alice Schoneman ’13 This summer I spent a month or so living in Washington, DC, in the midst of what I like to refer to as a “Congress-manufactured” crisis. August 2nd was the deadline to raise the national debt limit, a routine act portrayed by majorities in Congress as akin to treason. A crime, I…

‘Herr’ Comes the Bride

Julie Paporello ’12 and Brit Felsen-Parsons ’12 This past spring, the British royal wedding was all anyone was talking about. From the wedding gown to the cake, the guests to the reception, every little detail was obsessed over by millions around the globe, and their wedding ceremony was watched by over a billion people worldwide.…

Let the Arab Spring Blossom

Hamza Shad ’13 It all started with a young street vendor setting himself on fire in Tunisia on December 17, 2010. This astonishing catalyst set off a wave of mass protests and demonstrations throughout the country and in  North Africa and the Middle East. An unparalleled series of events, it has been called the Arab…

Unions Need A Voice Too

J. Pulitano ’11 Recently, all eyes have been on Wisconsin.  Governor Scott Walker introduced a proposal to solve the state’s $136 million deficit by increasing public workers’ contribution to  pensions and healthcare costs. More controversial, however, is the fact that the proposal limits collective bargaining rights. In response to this proposal, tens of thousands of…

Supress the Cheesehead Revolt!

Travis Shingledecker ’13 Beginning on February 14th, protests have been blazing across the United States in relation to the desires of the newly elected Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker. The heart of these protests is beating near the State Capitol located in Madison with thousands of union members, students, and citizens protesting the Wisconsin…

“Race To Nowhere” Unsurprisingly Stuck at the Starting Line

Rebecca Hadjiloucas ’11 On March 7, at 7:30pm, I sat down in the crowded school auditorium. Parents, students, and teachers filled the seats, waiting in silent anticipation for the highly praised and widely discussed film “Race to Nowhere.” I’ll be honest, after hearing brief reviews of the general theme and finding them contrary to my…