The Outbreak of Ebola

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Marc Stacey '17, Staff Writer
November 18, 2014

What is Ebola? Ebola is a virus, formerly known as Ebola Haemorrhagic, disastrous to humans. The Ebola virus is fatal if it is not treated. The time interval from when the person is infected until they start experiencing symptoms ranges anywhere from two days after being infected up to three weeks. The... Read more »

Funding vs. Fighting: A Brief Reflection on American Involvement in Global Conflicts

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Matt Moriarty, '16, Staff Writer
October 28, 2014

As the U.S. has begun conducting airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, it has relied on the ground forces of the Kurdish Army to perform large-scale ground assaults and halt the expansion of the “Islamic State.”  The Kurds, a longtime ally of western nations, have enjoyed the... Read more »

ISIS: Background for the Average Prep Student

George Garber '15, Staff Editor
October 21, 2014

During my first week of school Mrs. McElroy kicked off one of her classes by asking us, her students, about the situation in the Middle East and ISIS. To her surprise our knowledge of the terrorist group was spotty and very limited. I too knew very little about the group, prior to research, but America... Read more »

Eric Holder To Resign As Attorney General Leaves Behind a Complicated Legacy

Matt Moriarity, Staff Writer
October 21, 2014

Last week, President Obama confirmed that Eric Holder will step down as Attorney General, the nation’s highest legal counsel  as soon as a replacement is confirmed. Mr. Holder was one of the most trusted members of the Obama cabinet and is the fourth-longest serving AG in history. Reports suggest... Read more »

El Chapo Captured

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Nolan Collier '15, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014

For the past decade both the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Mexican officials have been on the tail of one of the most notorious drug lords in the history of organized crime. One might think it impossible for one man to evade capture for so long, especially with such scrupulous efforts by not... Read more »

Sochi Olympics in Review

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William Delaney '16, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games were held in Sochi. This was the first time that the United States competed in the Olympics in Russia. The 1980 Summer Games were held in Moscow, but the United States did not participate due to the U.S. boycott of the games. According to CNN, the cost of construction and... Read more »

Blue Dollars

Alex Dillon '16, Staff Writer
February 14, 2014

Over the past few years and despite a continually struggling domestic economy, the American dollar has taken a meteoric rise compared to the Argentinean peso.  In January of 2010, one US dollar equaled, roughly, 3.80 pesos. The current exchange rate for one US dollar is equal to nearly 6.70 pesos. On... Read more »

The Legalization of Marijuana: What does the future hold?

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George Garber & Matt Moriarity '16, Staff Writers
February 14, 2014

Legalization is just the first step. Marijuana must be regulated, and regulated effectively. The only way to draw the economical value out of Marijuana sales is to implement a tax system that generates government revenue without driving consumers to the black market once more. It comes down to the role... Read more »

A Look at New Jersey’s Governor

Will Delaney '16, Staff Writer
December 9, 2013

Chris Christie cruised to victory in the recent New Jersey Gubernatorial Election, beating Barbara Buono by a margin of 60% to 38%. Chris Christie is the individual whom the media and political cartoons have always portrayed as a “bully.” During his first term, he was forever at odds with teachers... Read more »

Health Care in America: The Politics of Selling a New System

Matt Moriarty '16, Staff Writer
December 9, 2013

Whatever idyllic implementation of the Affordable Care Act President Obama envisioned, estimations that the comprehensive health insurance law’s rollout has been disastrous are not farfetched. Many observers haggle over the logistical and administrative faults made by the President, and rightly so.... Read more »

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