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Ami Ballmer: The misdirected Kony campaign

Dragon Press Editorial Board

March 9, 2012

I’d like to start by saying that raising awareness is a great thing. The fact that kids who are usually uninterested in politics or global events found a cause and are trying to make a change is fantastic, and no one can ar...

Chandler Vu: Should we go to war with Iran?

Chandler Vu

March 7, 2012

The question should be whether or not to go to open war with them.  As we’ve seen from our countless efforts in the past, open war with these Jihad-extremists is a recipe for absolute disaster. Instead of falling into the sa...

Greg Oyan: The downfall of the rap industry

Otto Tielemans

March 6, 2012

The most prolific musical genre of the past decade has been rap and hip-hop. Rap is one of my passions, and listening to it is one of my favorite pastimes. However, I think that modern culture has created a moral monster when it...

Bryn Gallagher: Hope from a baby ballerina

Bryn Gallagher

March 1, 2012

You learn a lot when you spend every Wednesday in a room with a bunch of little pink-clad, three-year-old ballerinas-to-be.           1. As soon as one kid has to go to the bathroom, the entire c...

Greg Oyan: Obama will be an one-term president

Otto Tielemans

March 1, 2012

The 2012 Presidential election is approaching quickly. In my opinion, there is one priority that needs to be pursued by both Democrats and Republicans: get Barack Obama out of office.Obama said he would bring hope and change to the Unit...

Bryn Gallagher: Self-esteem in a box? Just check it

Bryn Gallagher

February 20, 2012

Clearly there was something wrong me, that was the only possible explanation. I was a loser; I was going to end up on the streets; it was all downhill from there. I was the only kid who hadn't received one of those nifty college pr...

Ami Ballmer: The marshmallow lesson

Dragon Press Editorial Board

February 17, 2012

 Across the nation, tween girls plaster the cliché phrase, "live each day like it's your last" on their Facebook walls.Honestly, it’s an appealing thought. Eating my favorite artery-clogging food, ditching school, a...

Greg Oyan: Preserving the institution of marriage

Otto Tielemans

February 14, 2012

Gay marriage has become one of the largest modern battlegrounds in social politics.Traditionally, Democrats fight for gay rights, while most Republicans oppose granting marriage and the benefits associated with marriage to homose...

Chandler Vu: The love question

Chandler Vu

February 14, 2012

Well, here we are once again. One year has passed, another has begun, and we still are stumped with the question: will you be my Valentine?Yes, Valentine’s Day has returned and it has the country in a mad scramble for those...

Ami Ballmer: Five reasons you should watch Doctor Who

Dragon Press Editorial Board

February 11, 2012

I know I probably shouldn’t be spending massive amounts of time watching a show about a time-travelling alien on Netflix when I have homework, but I can’t stop myself. Here are the 5 reasons that you should be watching Docto...

Jim Bern: Midterms Volume II

Anaika Miller

February 11, 2012

It's been a while. Special relativity was more or less understood. Circuits were built. Kanye West was listened to. Midterms happened again. And I passed, so that's always good. We've got a formal dinner tonight, so I get to wea...

Ami Ballmer: Stand up for Ellen

Dragon Press Editorial Board

February 5, 2012

Once again, America’s bigotry rears its ugly head. This time, an organization called One Million Moms has demanded that J.C. Penny fire their new spokesperson, Ellen DeGeneres. Why? Simply because she is openly gay. Nothing more,...

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