Do vaccines harm more than help?

Do vaccines harm more than help?

Benjamin Sellers and Vaidya Keeran
March 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

YES As a nation, we are constantly in a state of fear of disease. The United States has faced many epidemics in the past and present from the flu to chicken pox. Today, we are seeing a large rise in the number of parents refusing to vaccinate their children and themselves, and... Read more »

Politicians must catch up with new media

Staff Editorial
March 10, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Social media has shaped a large part of our generation. We’re never without our phones and we’re constantly posting anything to our social media accounts. We can gather information at a faster pace, and this has changed the way that people receive information as a whole.Ask a crowd of teenagers... Read more »

Ugly shades of grey

Staff Editorial
March 10, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

50 Shades of Grey has origins innocent enough to almost discredit the hype it’s received as of late. It started off as Twilight fan fiction, detailing the sexual exploits of billionaire Christian Grey and his lover, Anastasia Steele. Do their relations involve a little spanking? Sure.... Read more »

NASA should continue Apollo program

NASA should continue Apollo program

Radeen Shemirani, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On Feb. 1, NASA hailed a proposal by Barack Obama to increase spending for any United States space expedition and announced plans to explore one of Jupiter’s moons. According to Discovery.com, “President Obama is proposing a fiscal year 2016 budget of $18.5 billion for NASA, building on the significant... Read more »

Community college a more viable option

Staff Editorial
January 30, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Seniors are officially being inundated with the same question from peers, teachers, dentists, crossing guards, and garbage men: What college are you going to? Many students can be seen wearing the answer proudly on the chest of their brand new collegiate sweatshirt. There is a significant portion... Read more »

Fine line between racism and free speech

Staff Editorial
January 30, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, both Islamic extremists belonging to the terrorist group Al Qaeda, shot and killed 12 illustrators working at the satirical French publication, Charlie Hebdo, on Jan. 7. Demonstrations and marches have taken place around the world to mourn the lost illustrators... Read more »

Threats lie in China and Russia

Ben Sellers, Staff Writer
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The United States is an empire in retreat. Throughout the 20th century, many of the greatest powers have literally disappeared from the map. The Ottoman Empire, the Soviet Union, the British Empire, the French Republic, Germany, and the list goes on. The United States, however has... Read more »

‘Mockingjay’ sparks protests in Thailand

Michelle Wang, Staff Writer
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

With the ongoing turmoil in Thailand, I’d consider them lucky to have had any violent revolts or riots. Despite the frequency of Thailand’s political turmoil and citizen dissent, its government has experienced few violent incidents or riots as of late. But the government does not acknowledge... Read more »

Government money ill-spent

Government money ill-spent

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Every citizen of the United States is taught to obey authority. Listen to your parents. Listen to your teacher. Listen to the government. Lately though, questioning authoritative power seems like all we are able to do. Due to numerous incidents nationwide involving police officers and questionable... Read more »

Are Ferguson protests solving racial problems?

Are Ferguson protests solving racial problems?

Austin Hille and Emily Mun
December 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

YES When there are protests within a nation, they’re usually a sign of unrest and a want for change. And by protests, I don’t mean stormy nights filled with townspeople carrying torches, pitchforks and other sharp gardening tools. Look back at the history of any repressed or minority group... Read more »