Memorial Day: a holiday that once served as a day of remembrance for all the men and women who died while serving in our country’s armed forces has slowly become synonymous with barbecuing and the beginning of summer. Memorial Day was established shortly after the end of the American Civil War to commemorate the Union […]Read more "The War Back Home"
The one percent: the segment of our global society that is often blamed for the economic disparity both in the United States and throughout the world. They are also the scapegoat of many of our society’s problems. Financial crisis of 2008? Blame the one percent. Sluggish economic recovery? Blame the one percent. Your cat died? Blame […]Read more "In Defense of the One Percent"
Throughout the country, we have heard harrowing reports of the boys in blue abusing their power or using excessive force time and time. Within the past three weeks, three different members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) have been accused of shooting a weapon while drunk and off duty. NYPD Officer Brendan Cronin shot […]Read more "To Protect and Serve"
In recent months there has been widespread talk about these new set of standards and tests, collectively known as the Common Core. As a high school Senior these things have little been on my mind, since they no longer necessarily apply to me. I’m sure a lot of individuals feel this way, but this is […]Read more "Common Core, Common Disagreement"
The United States has reached a pivotal milestone in its 200-some odd year history. In an April 22 ruling, the United States Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment, which banned the use of affirmative action in the college admissions process. The Court sided six to two, with Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg providing the dissenting opinion. […]Read more "Racism Declared Dead in America"