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America’s iron curtain

America’s iron curtain

Austin Oakes, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2013

One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865.  Unfortunately, it has not ended yet.  What was achieved back than was an armistice, similar to the situation in the Koreas. As the current stalemate in the U.S. Congress makes plain, the Civil War is still very...

China on the global stage

China on the global stage

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

September 19, 2013

China’s low profile stance in the current Syria crisis has earned it criticism, with some observers blaming the country for not playing a more positive role as a responsible global power.  The oft-cited explanations are that China has a “non-intervention” policy or that it is following Russia’s...

One Nation, under whatever doesn’t offend you?

One Nation, under whatever doesn’t offend you?

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

September 4, 2013

A lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Association in 2010 may soon have widespread repercussions concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, effective Sept. 4. The case, against the Acton-Boxborough School District in Massachusetts, dealt with three elementary to middle school aged children feeling coer...

Obama’s gambit

Obama’s gambit

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

August 29, 2013

Images of multiple dead bodies emerged from Syria last week. It was claimed that poison gas killed the victims, with the total numbering in the hundreds.  Others claimed the photos were faked while others said the rebels were at fault. The dominant view, however, maintains that the al-Assad regime...

Watson v. Watson: the great debate over legalization of marijuana

John Watson, Susie Watson, Editor In Chief

May 2, 2013

PRO LEGALIZATION: A new generation has begun its reign on politics, and it seems as though an overhaul of changes to the entire government is near. Policies and Ideologies of the past must be re-examined and re-structured before the United States collapses on itself. It is now time to end the Wa...

Perks of being a West senior

Perks of being a West senior

Annie Spewak, Editors in Chief

May 1, 2013

While coming up with ideas for this story, we traveled out to our sacred turf. We soaked up some sun, munched on some pretzels and busted out a few profound thoughts. However, we started off writing this with the notion that seniors have lost all their privileges, that we got the short end of the stick,...

The terrorism scare

The terrorism scare

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

April 26, 2013

The hunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing may be over, but the consequences will continue to be felt, affecting everything from the dignity of mainstream politics to the scaremongering about “radical Islam,” both abroad and on U.S. soil.  If the authorities decide there is a “terrorist...

A nation of debt

John Watson

April 22, 2013

As the nations debt toll continues to rise as it has been since the Bush administration, we await a much-needed change in our current federal spending habits. According to usdebtclock.org, as of now, the United States National debt is at $16.5 trillion and rising. The debt can be blamed on a plethora...

Student Talking Point: What do you think about the current situation in North Korea

George Krachenfels, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2013

North Korea has caused more nervousness than usual in the international community recently.  American pundits and political figures have a serious case of the jitters.  There is talk by some people that the United States needs to put the country and its hotheaded leader in place. But more rational...

A distasteful reality

A distasteful reality

Nathan Rands, Reporter

April 18, 2013

When it comes to the happenings of the world today, people have two choices, to seek information and be informed or to turn a blind eye forward. While newscasters and reporters can bid good-day to the latter, it's up to them to inform and answer the questions of the former. However when it comes to...

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