The Eagle Eye

Gemini Makes History: Op-Ed

The Hegelian dialectic typifies the cyclical course of history.

Aisha Bhoori, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2014

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel coined the concept of the dialectic--the belief that each generation, each hegemony, is characterized by a prevalent thesis--ideology--that is countered by an antithesis--opposing ideology. Conflict between the thesis and antithesis creates a synthesis, a new thesis, and...

Measuring Minutes with Meter Sticks

Standardized testing is an inefficient means of assessing both teacher and student proficiency.

Cailin Bini, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014

The use of standardized tests in American schools to assess the academic achievements of students and effectiveness of teachers has skyrocketed in the past decade. After the “No Child Left Behind Act” was passed in 2002 to further encourage and promote the use of standardized tests, annual state...

‘R’ Rated Movies Losing Profit?

'R' rated movies seem to be losing profit.

Jenna Rappel, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014

There is a widespread controversy over R rated and PG-13 rated movies. The limitation that the rating system brings to the public has a negative impact on the movie industry. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) uses a rating system that is used to inform the viewer about the content of...

A Failing System

Capitalism is beginning to look like a failing system.

John Lane, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014

Democrat or Republican, left wing or right, there is no argument that the economic system we are currently using is failing. As the wealthiest continue to see their income increase, the working class has earned nothing more than a stagnant income for the last twenty years. In this system there will be...

Sochi Olympics, One Month Later: Reflections

The Sochi Olympics reflect paradoxical transgressions against human rights.

Jon Gonzalez, Staff Writer

April 20, 2014

With the Sochi Olympics at an end, and the host-country Russia earning the most medals (33 to the US's 29), President Vladimir Putin's ploy is complete. Russia has been exonerated, it's international appeal increased, and its president's power fully flexed. Russia has committed numerous transgressions...

Ukraine Crisis

The international community must uphold human rights in Ukraine despite Putin's objections.

John Lane, Staff Writer

April 20, 2014

Recently, Ukraine has been faced with a very strenuous conflict. Last month, the people of Ukraine clashed with government officials with hopes to break away from an oppressive regime backed by the Russian government. After weeks of violence in the streets of the capital, Kiev, the president, Viktor...

The Evolving F-Word: Feminism

Feminism has evolved throughout history.

Aisha Bhoori, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2014

“Cotton Mather called them ‘the hidden ones.’ They never preached or sat in a deacon’s bench. Nor did they vote or attend Harvard. Neither, because they were virtuous women, did they question God or the magistrates…Hoping for an eternal crown, they never asked to be remembered on Earth. And...

Instant Replay: Save It For Another Day

Instant Replay: Save It For Another Day

Mike Mullee, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

People immediately associate America with apple pie, freedom, and, of course, baseball. This favorite pastime experienced positive trends in popularity over the last few years, thus accounting for the higher salaries and the increasingly grandiose home runs. However, the big world of professional baseball is ...

All About Dollars and Sense

Luisa Rinaudo, Viewpoint Editor

April 5, 2014

      Surfing through the T.V. guide on the weekends is a gift of leisure during the busy school year, so when I found some time to do so I was elated, to my dismay there were not any shows of interest.  My last resort, the reality show channels.  They contained purely mind numbing programs tha...

Is Individuality Illusory?

Courtesy of Google

Caroline Hsu, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2014

“You’re special, just because you’re you.” Ever since elementary school we have been bombarded with phrases like “you’re special” and “there’s no one else in the world like you”. Western nations pride themselves on adopting individualism, as opposed to eastern nations, who lean ...

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