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Listen to the survivors

Listen to the survivors

Matilda Milner, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018

Powerful in reaffirming history and evoking emotion, “Night” by Ellie Wiesel has been taught in freshman classes this year. The Holocaust is widely accepted as one of the most devastating and disgusting tragedies in human history. The persecution of Jews has continued throughout history, and unfortun...

It’s too late

It’s too late

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

February 23, 2018

The weeks following the shootings in Parkland, Florida have seen desperate conservatives frantically hiding their immorality behind the shield of time. “It’s too soon” and “don’t politicize the tragedy.” The same tired rhetoric from the same useless politicians as the same story rears its ugl...

The state of the presidency

The state of the presidency

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

February 20, 2018

On Jan. 30th, President Donald Trump presented his first official State of the Union address. After a year of chaos and controversy, the president’s speech, written by Stephen Miller, struck a strong, nationalist tone. At times aggressively partisan, the speech flitted between radically conservative ...

Lessons from Alabama

Lessons from Alabama

Wally Milner

January 10, 2018

A race that was expected to be an easy win for Luther Strange was thrown into chaos when radical judge Roy Moore won the Republican nomination. After The Washington Post broke a story about Moore’s history sexual assault and harassment, the race was nationalized. Donald Trump stepped in to defend...

A privilege for the privileged

A privilege for the privileged

Matilda Milner, Opinions Section Editor

December 24, 2017

On Tuesday Dec. 19, the American people were cheated.Congress failed to do what they were elected to do: put the people first. The ‘Tax cuts and Jobs Act’ is the Trump administration’s stab at determining who pays what, and how much they pay within our country. The current government tends...

Radical problems

Radical problems

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

November 8, 2017

  It has been a surreal year. On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president, against all odds. Since that moment, the fabric of American political reality has fallen away. It has been a year that shook every individual’s understanding of the world in a direct and deeply per...

Understanding Catalan secession

Understanding Catalan secession

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

October 28, 2017

Update: Since the publication of this article, Spanish prime minister Rajoy has formally dissolved the  government of Catalonia. Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has fled to Belgium. He faces charges of  rebellion if he returns to Spain.   On Friday the Catalan government formally declared ...

The sword of the executive

The sword of the executive

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

September 27, 2017

Leading up to this weekend, two stories seemed set to dominate the American news cycle: Rising tensions with North Korea and the catastrophic damage dealt to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. These are two stories of incredible importance, one crisis dealing with a threat verging on existential as threa...

I hate the Pledge of Allegiance

I hate the Pledge of Allegiance

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

September 25, 2017

Every Friday morning, the teachers of Bolton Primary would line their kids up and lead them down the halls to the gym, where we’d have our school-wide assembly. Little content from those meetings remains clear in my memory. I do recall, however, how each assembly concluded. Some of the kids woul...

Trump’s election was inevitable

Trump’s election was inevitable

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

September 10, 2017

If we are to change anything, we must first accept that the election of Donald Trump was inevitable. Oh sure, had President Trump run against a different candidate, he might not have won. If James Comey hadn't intervened by announcing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, or if Obamacare...

False patriotism

False patriotism

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

August 29, 2017

Fascism in America will come embroidered with the colors of the flag. It will come gilded with the seal of our nation and decorated by the champions of our government. Its supporters will prop it up with quotes from our past, and its perpetrators will lend it strength by arguing the historical prece...

Trump vs. the media

Trump vs. the media

Philip Chan, Opinions Section Editor

April 17, 2017

Americans face an unfortunate dilemma. Today, we not only have an executive branch with a historically-low approval rating, but our approval of mass media news, the power-checking fourth branch of government, has hit a new low as well. When the information doesn’t match, who should Americans trust? ...

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