The Petroc

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...

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...

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...

Here Comes 2013

December 21, 2012

The Electoral College

Ryan McGann '13, Staff Writer

December 3, 2012

Every four years in the United States, we exercise our democratic right to vote in the general election.  Our voting right is powerful yet does everyone understand the intricacies of it? Believe it or not, when you cast your...

America Needs Strict Gun Control

Emmett Flannigan '14, Staff Writer

December 3, 2012

In 2010 alone, over eleven thousand people were murdered by firearms in the United States. It is terrifying how often we turn on the news only to find a new report on another horrific shooting. Just this past July, a man charged...

Loose Gun Control: Will Someone Please Give Reason a Shot?

Matt Bernardo '13, Staff Writer

December 3, 2012

In this past presidential election, gun control was an intriguing topic that was debated between the two candidates. Speaking from personal experience, the discussion of firearms is often filled with misinformation, buzzwords,...

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