Category Archives: National Issues

The Argument for Sabermetrics

For most sports, the game tends to follow a gameplan that is directed to more in-the-moment strategies. For example, in basketball, if you want to score, you have to find a way around the opponents blocking you from the net. Most of this relies...


To Trump or Not to Trump?

Why Trump’s Policies May Help Him in the Polls, but Hurt Him in the Pockets As a liberal-leaning democrat and daughter of an immigrant father, I should be the last to say that I think Donald Trump is an effective politician. But as much...


A Review of the Summer

The Summer Of 2015 This summer has been very eventful. Besides Donald Trump’s continuous entertainment, a lot of serious developments occurred as of late that highlights some of our greatest accomplishments and our ugly past that still exists in today’s society. So let’s take...


Pop goes the measles

Disneyland, California, known as the happiest place on Earth, attracts more than 16 million visitors a year. In January, Disney quickly became a hotspot for one of the most infectious airborne diseases, the measles. Since January, there have been more than 141 reported cases...


The Public and Private School Predicament

Lauding the limited role of government in education, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said, “The public school system doesn’t get everybody. Every generation has its rebels.” We, private school students, are the rebels. With only 10% of U.S. students attending private schools,...


Why you should care about Bitcoins

Bitcoin. Since it’s anonymous and cryptic dark web birth in 2009, it has shaken up the global economy. Launching a whole new genre of tech ventures (including peer-to-peer lending firms and payment systems), Bitcoin has established itself as a solid peg under the global...


The New Slaves

As she walked into the heart of the city, a fourteen-year-old girl expected an ordinary evening. With relative peace of mind, she had planned to meet her boyfriend. Instead, she met her tormentor. Arriving at the location of the date, she was knocked out...


Cruz Control: Breaking Down the 2016 Nominees

The general election here in the United States is over a year away, but that hasn’t stopped candidates from gearing up their campaigns. Already, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Hillary Clinton, in that order, have announced their official bids for the White House, and...


My Truth Beats Yours

From a purely human perspective, remaining totally impartial in a situation remains an impossible task; intrinsically, the brain plays favorites for one reason or another. That conscious or unconscious ability, depending on the situation, proves vital in instances of decision making, a process by...


The Phenomenon of Accepted Ageism

Oh, what an honor to be part of the Greatest Generation. There must be no one better. They are the greatest, after all. Sometimes, I wish I could be part of the club for the “greats.” My grandmother speaks of it all the time....