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Electoral Kindergarten

Electoral Kindergarten

Eli Emery, Columnist

December 6, 2016

The Electoral College, which should be called the Electoral Kindergarten, is blamed for being unrepresentative and unfair. This was displayed in our recent election when Hillary Clinton won almost 2,000,000 more votes than Donald Trump. The Electoral College allows the loser of the popular vote to wi...

Confused: A letter to America

Confused: A letter to America

Drew Schott, Columnist

November 16, 2016

Dear America, Surprise, surprise, surprise. When I was sitting on my couch watching MSNBC at 3 AM, I knew our country was about to endure something we never had before. Throughout the night, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and more states turned the Republican red. And the oth...

Powerless: A letter to America

Powerless: A letter to America

Judah Francella, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2016

Dear America, Being a black kid in America is hard enough without having a white man as president who is a racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, bigoted, homophobic spray-tanned banana. This isn’t what we meant when we said “Orange is the new black.” Everything that Obama started will be completely washe...

Disappointed: A letter to America

Disappointed: A letter to America

Bridget Slakas, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2016

Dear America, I wonder how much this country must hate women. We must hate the idea of someone with ovaries and a fallopian tubes leading this country so much, that they would pass over a well-qualified, smart, informed candidate for an openly racist, homophobic business-man. This businessman who ha...

Disgusted: A letter to America

Disgusted: A letter to America

Gabriel Keller, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2016

Dear America, I am shocked about the election results, to say the least. I am also furious, disgusted, baffled, surprised, and sick. I felt helpless watching the election, where the states were marginally turning a blood red. When I woke up from a restless sleep, the fact that Trump had won made my h...

Sick to my stomach: A letter to America

Sick to my stomach: A letter to America

Morgan Brettschneider, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2016

Dear America, I used to wear your flag on my back and sing happy songs for you. I used to believe that it was possible for people to  be happily married to whomever they wanted without being judged.  I blindly thought that finally we could live in a world where people can be celebrated for who they ...

Surprised: A letter to America

Surprised: A letter to America

James Minzesheimer, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2016

Dear America, I’m surprised. Surprised that in a country where we are supposed to all be equal, our president is openly racist. Surprised that the nation was shocked at the results, but the foreigners knew what was coming. Surprised that in my dorm, only 3 people choose to watch the election an...

Hopeless: A letter to America

Hopeless: A letter to America

Sophia Brousset, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2016

Dear America, I have never been one for hope, so I should not have been surprised, but oh God I was. Donald Trump, a representation of nearly everything I am against, had been elected President of the United States. My hands were shaking. My heart was pounding. I hoped I had read it wrong. I want...

The Witch Casts Spell on Viewer

The Witch Casts Spell on Viewer

Phil Minton, Columnist

May 12, 2016

Good horror movies are hard to come by. However, every once in a while I’ll find a good one. Over the summer I saw a trailer for a movie that was scheduled to come out at the end of February. The movie, The Witch directed by young film director Robert Eggers, looked so good The only problem was that...

There Ain’t Enough Meat To Go Around

There Ain’t Enough Meat To Go Around

Daniel Starr, Contributing Writer

May 12, 2016

Think back to the last time you had a hamburger. Did you take a second to consider that you might be eating your last hamburger ever? The rhetorical question posed might be a bit of an exaggeration, however the truth is that the entire world, not only the United States, is on a fast track towards a g...

Climate change poses existential threat to planet and humanity

Climate change poses existential threat to planet and humanity

Rachel Saunders, News Editor

May 10, 2016

As the election season is in final swing, I constantly see candidates espousing their views on television, some shocking, some reasonable. One of the most shocking were the stances of the candidates on climate change. Perhaps separating what is reality and what is fictional about our earth becomes exceedingly...

Enjoy the high school years, keep college in perspective

Enjoy the high school years, keep college in perspective

Alexandra Bentzien, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2016

“If I don’t get a good grade, then I won’t get into a good school and I won’t have a good job and I won’t be successful… my life is over!” Something along the lines of these words, or these exact words, have been said by a high-schooler at least once. Now that first semester grades have...

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