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 »

Another Perspective: Washington Gridlock, Government Shutdown, Obamacare, and the Debt Ceiling

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Will Delaney '16, Staff Writer
October 30, 2013

As of this writing, the Country has been in the middle of a Government Shutdown since October 1, 2013, a total of two weeks. The Congress has the responsibility, according to the Constitution, to pass spending bills. The fiscal year for the U.S. Government runs from October 1 through September 30. Since... Read more »

A Look at the Government Shutdown

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Brian Druciak, Staff Writer
October 30, 2013

With our government recently shutting down and confusion running rampant in our country, one has to stop and ask, “What is really going on here?” The simple answer to this complicated problem is as follows: America is at war. We are not engaging the military forces of other nations, nor are we troubled... Read more »

Here Comes 2013

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Emmet Flanigan '14, Staff Writer
December 21, 2012

Once a year over one million people gather in Times Square New York to watch the New Year’s Eve Ball drop. They say goodbye to the old year, welcoming in the new one with a bang. Each year the show is broadcasted on many channels such as Fox, ABC, or NBC, and it is estimated that almost 1 billion tune... Read more »

The Consumerism of Christmas

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Mark Farooqi '13, Staff Writer
December 21, 2012

Christmas is easily the most commercialized holiday of the year. Throughout November and December, all are bombarded with advertisements telling you what to buy for your friends and family. It cannot be denied that the act of giving gifts has become a central theme of Christmas. The act of giving itself... Read more »

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