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Take a Stand by Sitting Down

By Luke L and Addison A

In August of 2016 Colin Kaepernick did something that surprised America. He stood up by sitting down.  A preseason football game, a song, a flag, a bench, and a man who sat down. 

The first time Kaepernick protested (what he is now so infamous for doing), there was an uproar. People in the crowd were calling him a “coward,”  “someone who should be banned,” “not a true American,” but then Kaepernick explained why he knelt: to show more respect to the flag. Continue reading Take a Stand by Sitting Down

Trump as President: Student Talks Politics with NYT Columnist Thomas Edsall

On November 8th, 2016,the citizens of the US went to the polls to cast their vote for the 45th president of the United States. Donald Trump was elected to the office of the President of the United States, even though he did not win the popular vote. The county is divided in its reaction to the results of the election. While some people find Trump’s victory a triumph and a promise for positive change, others are apprehensive about what his term may look like and what actual changes he will bring about.

A few weeks ago I interviewed Thomas Edsall, the New York Times Weekly Opinion Columnist, about what how a Trump presidency can affect us all. The interview took place before the election, but the quotes are still in context and reflect Mr. Edsall’s opinions on Donald Trump.
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The Bias Controversy

It is the natural desire of humans to know absolutely everything that there is to know. The responsibility to deliver this information falls to one group: the media. With this huge responsibility it is only right that the information delivered must be “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” However, one thing falls in the way of this dream: bias. Continue reading The Bias Controversy

Review: Last Week Tonight

The 2016 election has been fodder to every talk and television show that in any way covers politics. They have filled their shows with commentary on the elections and skits mocking the candidates and their views. One of these shows is Last Week Tonight, hosted by British comedian John Oliver.

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Should America Accept Syrian Refugees?

Some people love them, some hate them. The topic of Syrian refugees has been controversial for the last couple of years. Ever since the Syrian War of 2011, residents have been fleeing Syria, attempting to escape the civil war taking place. The situation with the Syrian refugees is known to be the largest humanitarian crisis in over a decade.
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The Recent Violence in Tel Aviv

It was January 1st. My sister, father and grandmother were all exchanging their farewells. Suddenly a few ambulances and a few police cars passed by. My family understood something was wrong. Later, they found out that a Palestinian terrorist shot 9 people, killing two of them just a mere block away. Continue reading The Recent Violence in Tel Aviv