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Why mass shootings WON’T result in gun control

Elijah Emery, Investigative Journalist

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

After each mass shooting ravages the American psyche, the nation falls into the same cycle. After the Las Vegas shooting, on Oct. 1, and the Sutherland Springs shooting, on Nov. 5, the same pattern is taking place. We issue our thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families, progressives ca...

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Topples Hollywood’s House of Cards

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Topples Hollywood’s House of Cards

Sarah Faber, Social Media Manager

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Aside from red lipstick and hair gel, the Hollywood of the 40s, 50s, and 60s was defined by the casting couch. This phrase refers to the common practice of casting directors or producers exchanging roles for sex. Unfortunately, this practice still exists today. Recently, dozens of women have come...

Trump’s missile attack: justified but poorly executed

Trump’s missile attack: justified but poorly executed

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

May 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When President Trump unilaterally decided to fire at 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian airfield responsible for the alleged chemical gas attack in Kahn Shiekhoun, Syria, the strike cost about $60 million, and was more of a political statement than anything else (considering that Syrian jets took off...

The consequences of a shifting corporate mentality

The consequences of a shifting corporate mentality

Jack Murray, Advertising Manager

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The customer is always right -- a phrase that has been used since the early 20th century. To this day, some of the largest businesses still operate under the same motto but recently it seems that corporations are more concerned with employee satisfaction and money rather than the rights of the customer...

Cellphones are the new security blanket

Cellphones are the new security blanket

Alexandra Bentzien and Emma Luis

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The cast of the Peanuts have been some of the most recognizable cartoons characters for over fifty years: Charlie Brown, the eccentric and multifaceted Snoopy, the dynamic Lucy, and, of course, Linus, Charlie’s steadfast friend, dragging his blue security blanket along behind him wherever he goes. While...

Detentions fail to fulfill their purpose

Detentions fail to fulfill their purpose

Mark Tseytin, Sports Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 In the past year or so, the meaning of the word detention at Masters has vastly changed. The word used to indicate students were in trouble, but now, people take it lightheartedly.  Some even say they enjoy detention, using it as a method of socializing on a Friday night. In the past, detentions were...

Senioritis: A junior’s perspective

Senioritis: A junior’s perspective

Henry Williams, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As Masters heads into the year’s final stretch, the yearly curse of senioritis has descended upon the Class of 2017 and shed light on the differences between the grades. As their high school experience comes to its end, it makes sense that seniors, nearly all of whom have been accepted to or commit...

Are rap kings worth the hype?

Are rap kings worth the hype?

Leo Psaros, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Rap’s hierarchy has always worked like creative feudalism. Those “kings” who claim the throne have the uncanny ability to synthesize the time’s culture while at the same time appealing to the mainstream, while those in serfdom must fight for their spot on the billboard. However, is this hierarchy...

Masters sports culture needs to change

Masters sports culture needs to change

Phil Minton, Op-Ed Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Over the past couple of years Masters has increased their efforts to strengthen the athletic programs on campus. The school has built a brand new athletic facility which created two new sports teams and the athletic department has brought in accomplished and competitive coaches. Despite all of this ce...

The importance of beauty and truth: workshopping with Taylor Mali

The importance of beauty and truth: workshopping with Taylor Mali

Alexandra Bentzien, News Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“I want you to write down two things: beauty and truth.” So began the poetry workshop, held in the LCR, with Taylor Mali, the performance poet who visited Masters on April 18. While we discussed the importance of rhythm, rhyme scheme and silence in crafting a musical poem, it was primarily honest...

Unbalanced funding questions NATO’s effectiveness

Unbalanced funding questions NATO’s effectiveness

Drew Schott, Columnist

March 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a worldwide collective security alliance consisting of twenty-eight nations, is currently receiving criticism from the United States (U.S.) government and President Donald Trump. During his February 28th congressional address, Trump vocalized that NATO memb...

Are Israeli settlements the true obstacle to peace?

Are Israeli settlements the true obstacle to peace?

Jacob Strier, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In recent weeks, Israeli settlements and development plans on the disputed land of the West Bank have come under legal challenge from the United Nations. On December 23, Resolution 2334, which condemns Israeli settlement activity, passed 14-0 (with an abstention by the United States). The resolution...

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