Editorials

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…

Obamacare Unconstitutional

Rebecca Hadjiloucas ’11 Much controversy has surrounded the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as, “Obamacare.” Reaction to the statute was fiercely bipartisan, evidencing a striking dichotomy between Democrats and Republicans not only regarding the issue itself, but also concerning the wider implications of governmental trends towards socialization. The debate has lost much…

Healthcare Reform is Completely Constitutional

Alice Schoneman ’13 Today there are innumerable questions surrounding the Health Care Bill that was signed into law only last March. For many, even the name is an enigma. Some refer to the law as “Obamacare.” Others, “the job-killing health law.” Very few refer to it by its accurate name: “The Patient Protection and Affordable…

The Debt is Out of Control

Travis Shingledecker ’13 Beginning in the year of 2007, the American financial crisis has been perhaps the most publicized and pressing issue in the country and has had some of the most troubling influences on America’s citizens. Currently, the national debt is approximately 13.95 trillion dollars, which is bewilderingly about fourteen times larger than the…

Free Speech, Not Vitriolic Remarks

Rebecca Hadjiloucas ’11 I was deeply saddened by the events of January 8, the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, which left 6 dead, and 13 wounded. The violent actions of Jared Loughner will go down in American history as reprehensible and senseless. However, the blame stops there. Loughner’s message was not political, but nihilistic. Politics may…

Congress and the Merits of Compromise

Alice Schoneman ’13 On January 5, 2011, the 112th Congress was sworn in to usher in a “new era” of governance. This new session of Congress, however, is not just a “new era:” it is a test that will prove how well Republican and Democratic Congressmen and Congresswomen can work together to make necessary reforms.…

In Defense of Western Parenting

Rebecca Hadjiloucas ’11 Amy Chua is destructive, unreasonable, merciless, and approaches racist. Her excerpt in the WSJ, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” is an attack on not only enlightened thought but also children everywhere. Parenting varies across continents; however, that is no excuse for abusive behavior. Many practices such as foot binding and the one-child…