Politics and What We Can Do

Vanshika Bhatia ‘18

December 10, 2016

This past year has been quite an interesting one in terms of the government and politics, to say the very least. On November 9, Donald Trump was elected president, causing many mixed emotions. For many high school students, this...

One Last Lesson From the Greeks: Congressional Term Limits

Shameen Abubakar ‘17

December 10, 2016

Despite stealing Greece’s architecture, forms of government, and yogurt, the United States of America did withhold from adopting one ancient Greek custom: government term limits. Even back in 300 B.C., when the wheel was...

The EpiPen’s Rising Prices: An Epi-Pandemic

Sarah Ho ‘17, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2016

Children and parents alike often count down the days to back-to-school season, anticipating the brief period during which school serves as a welcome reprieve from boredom, and not yet a beguiler of stressful sleep-deprivation....

Hillary Clinton Ran for President Like a Girl

Meredith Lou ‘20

December 10, 2016

It’s all over the news nowadays. It’s all over social media. It’s all people talk about. Just mentioning either of their two names sparks up fiery, and oftentimes unwanted, discussions in any situation. On November 10, 2016,...

Democracy’s Greatest Asset has Become Its Weakness

Lauren Patetta ‘17, Non-School News Editor

December 10, 2016

For a country that prides itself on democracy, America’s voter turnout has been abysmally low in recent years. The 2016 election saw a pitiful 55% voter turnout rate, the lowest in 20 years. This begs the question: why does...

Election Day Result Reaction: Move or Stay?

Gigi Duncan ‘20

December 10, 2016

Freedom: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint [1]. For the past 227 years, the American people have elected the President under a free and democratic system. Though nothing has...

Electoral College: Yay or Nay?

Emma Reilly ‘20

December 10, 2016

After this year’s abnormal election, more people than ever before have investigated the process of getting a presidential candidate into office. Many are not liking what they find. The measure under criticism is the Electoral...

College Education for All

Albert Gu ‘19

December 10, 2016

Striving for success, high school students dedicate themselves to four years of intense studying and learning, all in the pursuit of good grades and a high GPA. For many students, the culmination of these years of hard work is...

Paying the Price for Tax Reform

Navya Yemula ’18

November 5, 2016

Amidst the chaos of this year’s election, we all must question the efficacy of the candidates’ solutions towards all our nation’s issues, but more specifically—tax reform. Both candidates bring interesting arguments into...

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