Editorials

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…

Can We Vote on Your Marriage, Too?

Alice Schoneman ’13 In late February, residents of New Jersey found themselves ensconced in the middle of a divisive debate: same-sex marriage. The New Jersey legislature voted to approve a bill, that, if passed, would change the state’s definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Governor Chris Christie, not surprisingly, proceeded to veto it in…

What about Recycling?

Brit Felsen-Parsons ’12 Once upon a time, six years ago, the twelve-odd dedicated members of the MLHS Environmental Club and its staff advisor, Mr. Fewell, had an idea.  Their idea was a noble and pragmatic one: that all around the school, blue bins would encourage students to recycle and to do their part to protect…

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…