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Socialized Medicine in a Non-Socialist State

A socialist idea does not signal the advent of a socialist state

February 15, 2014

Socialized medicine. Considered a dirty economic policy by the right and still a shaky topic for the left. We continue to listen to anti-socialized medicine politicians who make the same outlandish claims. Such accusations include how this policy is “one step closer to complete socialism,” famously...

A-Boo-tiful Worldview (Op-Ed): The Pendulum of Pedagogy

Generation Y need not remain a bystander in the insular cave

Aisha Bhoori, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2014

"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated." - Alec Bourne Educational systems that stress standardized test scores over independent reasoning have skewed education's lofty purpose. What Horace Mann once claimed was the bastion of democracy is now an i...

Foolish, Insane, and the Right Wing Watch

Foolish, Insane, and the Right Wing Watch

John Lane, Staff Writer

February 2, 2014

Once again last weekend, I found myself sitting down late at night unable to go to sleep. Thoughts and ideas were rushing through my head as I lay there trying to get them all out. Eventually after I realized I would not be able to get to sleep anytime soon, I began listening to an old stand up comedian,...

Eating Disorders/Depression: High Fashion?

Eating Disorders/Depression: High Fashion?

Amber Tanzi, Staff Writer

January 25, 2014

As teenagers living in 21st century America, we are constantly being bombarded with images of who we should be like, look like, think like, dress like, etc. But I would like to address a certain clothing company that has took mental illnesses and turned them into “high fashion.”   I’m sure all of you have heard ...

Sasheer Zamata Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ As New Cast Member

 Sasheer Zamata Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ As New Cast Member

Luisa Rinaudo, Opinion Editor

January 17, 2014

With the absence of a black female actress on Saturday Night Live since Maya Rudolph, the SNL cast happily welcomes Sasheer Zamata to the beloved late night show.  The lack of diversity when it came to black female cast members had viewers questioning the producer, Lorne Michaels. The quick-witted,...

Global Warming: “It’s Real”

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Samuel Blackwood, Staff Writer

January 14, 2014

The other day I was mulling over a Bible verse. The quote was: “They have set an ambush for ourselves” (Proverbs 1:18). I sat there wondering what that ominous quote meant. Then it hit me--we have quadrupled the world population in less than one hundred years,  developed powerful technology to use the e...

America: Virtues Lost?

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John Lane, Staff Writer

January 8, 2014

Fortitude, altruism, and integrity. These qualities are vital to the success and progress of a nation. Without them, there is no future or hope. These qualities that once made America great have been lost. Crime has shot up, the income gap grows, and overall happiness has decreased greatly. America is r...

Price of Life

Price of Life

Elias Kotsis, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2014

A couple of Saturdays ago, my dad and I went out to get some breakfast bagel sandwiches. As we were waiting for our order we decided to go to the pet store next door. We looked at the kittens (briefly because my dad is allergic), the mice and guinea pigs (briefly because how long can one entertain himself...

Peace in the Middle East?

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John Lane, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

After years of constant struggle between the U.S. and nearly the entire Middle East, an unexpected compromise has altered the outlook on diplomatic relations in the region. This “historic deal” has completely reshaped not only the relations of the U.S. but also of the world. Iran has been a recurring issue since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. This resulted...

Is College in America Worth it?

Alexa Colavito, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

In 2012, 66.3% of high school graduates in the United States applied for college. Approximately sixty six percent of high school graduates go to college after they graduate from high school. The colleges that these students go to is decided upon many factors the students grades, ranking, GPA, and sat...

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