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The U.S. Needs to Address Its Radicalization

By Arjun Raman '22

May 15, 2019

Extremism is tearing this nation apart. Almost 56 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech. A speech that would become engraved into the soul of this nation. The words Dr. King spoke have all but been forgotten. Dr. King spoke of equality, of coming together, and of ending racial hatred and strife. It is with great sadness that his inspirational words no longer echo throughout our halls. Both the political left...

Gillette’s New Ad is Not a Message Men Need to Hear

By Daniel Chen '22

January 23, 2019

The company known for making razors and other shaving products recently put out a new ad. This ad has stirred up much controversy because it is absurd, offensive, and condescending. The ad begins with images and sound bites suggesting that men engage in all kinds of misogynistic activities, are prone to bullying, and condone sexual harassment. It then tells us that this started changing with the #MeToo movement. But does ...

Gun Rights Activists are not Heartless People

By Daniel Chen '22

September 10, 2018

The recent article Jacksonville Shooting Emboldens Urgency For Gun Control by Bernice Chen is deeply offensive. It portrays gun rights advocates and NRA members as heartless people who don't care about shooting victims. Instead of presenting tangible solutions to such mass shootings, the article repeatedly slams the opposition as greedy NRA members, disconnected politicians, and dark manipulators. It makes it seem as if eve...