Editorials

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…

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…

Do We Really Want Another Four Years?

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Connor Gross ’13 Four Years in Review- After almost four years of the Obama Presidency, it is time to look back on the events that have occurred, to consider if these last four years merit four more. Then-candidate Obama rode a tidal wave of anti-Bush fervor into the White House. President Obama has had since…

A Tree Grows in Mountain Lakes

Travis Shingledecker ’13 Photo courtesy of Alice Schoneman ’13 “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” May be a thing of the past.  Instead, blight has caused the death of nearly four billion mature American chestnut trees. Prior to 1900 they were the dominant tree of eastern forests, approximately twenty-five percent of all hardwood trees were…

100th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster

Travis Shingledecker ’13 Have we not all at some point in time been caught belting “My Heart Will Go On” while standing in front of bedroom fans, feeling the cold air brush past our faces, pretending to be standing on the rail of one of the most famous ships of the twentieth century? For the…

On the 50th Anniversary of the Trial of Adolf Eichmann

Brit Felsen-Parsons ’12 In this place, where I stand before you, Judges of Israel, to serve as the prosecutor of Adolf Eichmann, I do not stand alone. With me, here, at this very moment, stand six million accusers. But they cannot stand up, point an accusing finger to the glass cell and cry out: “I…

Am I Ugly? Adolescents Find “support” on Youtube

Piper Gellman ’13 In our modern world, many people believe that the Internet has diminished the personal intimacies of spending time with others face-to-face.  However, a recent trend has started in which people who would have never known each other otherwise reach out to one another via social networking sites and YouTube.  An abundance of…

Contraception: No Longer Only a Women’s Issue

Travis Shingledecker ’13 Does mandated health care coverage for contraceptives attack the American tenant of religious freedom provided in the First Amendment? This question has been a source of political friction throughout the nation and is eliciting passionate responses from all factions of the debate. On January 20th of this year, Kathleen Sebelius, the Health…

Any Closer to a Separation of Church and State?

Brit Felsen-Parsons ’12 You’ve got to give it to Manhattan Mini Storage—while their ads, which I notice on my weekly drive into New York City, seem to be of a political bent rather than a description of the services offered, they never fail to make me smile.  An example: “Rick Perry—the voice in your head…