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Democratic Primary Review: “‘Separation of church and state.'”

Anna Lobmeyer, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

Before I get into the hotly debated topic of “Who will win? Democrats vs Republicans”, I would like to discuss one of the foundations America has been built upon; “Separation of church and state.” This statement is essential to this year’s election as we have so many candidates running with...

Oscars: Great actors, Great films, Problem with nominations?

Christopher Lim, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

The Oscars is a time in which the greatest actors and filmmakers are honored for their achievements and ability every year. From best overall actor, to best new actor, to best filmmaker, there are numerous awards that reflect who was best in the theater that year. However, a problem that continued after...

Republican Primaries: Media, Misconceptions, Harsh Political Divide

Sinead Hornak, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

As we slowly make our way towards the 2016 presidential election, the media constantly sheds light on the heated political race. There is a common thread between democratic and republican fighting forces, causing drama within the parties. Donald Trump holds the lead in the Republican Party followed by...

Security vs. Privacy: Apple against US Government

Evan Szucs, Opinion Editor

February 25, 2016

On December 2nd of last year in San Bernardino, CA two shooters killed fourteen people and severely injured twenty-two others. The two married shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, left their baby girl with her grandmother and went on to kill and injure thirty-six people at a holiday pa...

Face-Off: Syrian Refugees in the US

Anna Lobmeyer and Joon Song

January 7, 2016

Pro Letting Syrian Refugees In By: Anna Lobmeyer “History repeats itself” An age old adage that very much applies to the current situation concerning Syrian refugees. Let’s refer back to World War II. Peter Shulman, a historian at Case Western Reserve University, recently posted on Twit...

Paris Terror Attacks: What can the United States do?

James Diamond, General Staff Writer

January 4, 2016

A few weeks after the tragic terror attacks in Paris, the French government has stepped up its  role against ISIS, launching a series of new airstrikes against ISIS held territories. Public opinion has also changed in France, with recent polls stating that at least 80% of the French population would...

Is Capital Punishment Worth It?

Evan Szucs, Opinion Editor

January 1, 2016

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is one of the most extreme forms of legal punishment in our society. Out of the 50 states that make up the United States, 31 of them enforce capital punishment. The question, however, is whether or not the death penalty is worth enforcing in the...

Reality: Holiday Movies advocate increased Consumerism

Janani Suriyanarayanan, General Staff Writer

January 1, 2016

Recall the ending of Elf, when protagonist Buddy starts a family and celebrates Christmas, or the Polar Express when the boy believes in Santa for the rest of his life. While holiday movies ordinarily end on happy notes and joyful occasions, real life hardly ever turns out like the movies. The...

Computer-Hacking: Is this a Threat to America?

Evan Szucs, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2015

As the ongoing events regarding ISIS happen, Americans are fearing of war or an attack on their homeland. This is expected because it is a form of battle that has taken place for hundreds of years throughout humanity. However, a very dangerous threat looms over our nation and world, more recently. “...

Strengthening America’s Grip on Airport Security

Matthew Eng, News Editor

November 30, 2015

On October 31st 2015, a bomb hidden within a soda can detonated on (Russian airliner) Metrojet Flight 9268, which was flying over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. All 224 people were killed as the fire-lit fragments of the plane plummeted to the ground. The only things left intact were the suitcases, packed...