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Good without God?

Good without God?

Sam Bova

September 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Bigger Picture

Is it possible to have a moral society without the notion of an all-powerful God? This is the existential question which has been grappled with by the likes of Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl Jung, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. Many people rationalize with the idea of a divine Creator by claimin...

Are you culturally appropriating?

Are you culturally appropriating?

Becka Shuere

August 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Bigger Picture

Cultural appropriation is a divisive topic, exacerbated by the confusion between cultural appreciation and appropriation. When is “borrowing” something appropriate or not? Exchange and appreciation between cultures is important. After all, minimizing exchanges between cultures causes people to...

The failure of the Die-In

The failure of the Die-In

Alex Dodos

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School Views

The most toxic ailment currently plaguing the anti-gun movement isn’t a lack of nuance and separation from demagogues like David Hogg. The problem is how it frames the gun control debate in the first place. Let me be clear, the critique that follows isn’t motivated by some rabid need to defend the owne...

Familial DNA searches are potentially exploitative of people of color

Familial DNA searches are potentially exploitative of people of color

Sam Bova

June 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Bigger Picture

“Familial” DNA searching is a search by law enforcement in DNA databases for genetic information which would indicate that a relative committed a crime. It is primarily used to identify suspects and exonerate the wrongly convicted. The ethical dilemma of familial DNA searches is currently under the ...

America is letting the Royal Wedding overshadow a massacre

America is letting the Royal Wedding overshadow a massacre

Nick Zoll

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Friday, May 18, yet another chapter was written in the seemingly-ceaseless nightmare that has ravaged America. At Santa Fe High School in Texas, 10 people were killed in what was the latest school shooting in the country. The following day, Prince Harry and now-princess Meghan Markle were married in Engl...

Virginity is an overly romanticised societal construct

Virginity is an overly romanticised societal construct

Chloe Hilles

May 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Bigger Picture

  We are taught the concept of virginity in all different places of life. In school, health education teaches that a virgin is described as someone who has never had sex. In some religious context, we are taught to remain virgins until marriage in order to purify the wedlock. By our parents, we are...

Nuclear energy is not a thing of the past

Nuclear energy is not a thing of the past

Noah Hilles

May 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Bigger Picture

A classical example of industries that poison the environment invokes thoughts of cement buildings and immense, billowing clouds of pollution. But, this circumstance is not an absolute. Nuclear power also fits the description, but its environmental impacts are completely different. Nuclear power...

Kanye West “Imagine(s)” John Lennon’s utopia

Kanye West “Imagine(s)” John Lennon’s utopia

Riley Bangs

May 20, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music, Opinion

On Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed outside of a Dakota apartment building in New York City. The killer stated that he committed the act merely for attention. The killer shall remain nameless. On May 1, 2018, a pair of interviews with Kanye West surfaced on the internet; one with radio personali...

What will thaw Cuba from the Cold War?

What will thaw Cuba from the Cold War?

William Flannery

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Bigger Picture

For the first time since the revolution of 1959, Cuba is no longer helmed by a Castro. Rather, the title of president has shifted to the newly elected President Miguel Diaz-Canel. This sounds promising, but a new brand name doesn’t necessarily mean a change in the product. We often overlook Cuba...

Beware of Saudi Arabia

Beware of Saudi Arabia

Alex Dodos

May 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is out of control. By slapping down a proposal that would have forced a vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi Arabia, Congress made clear its goal to combat Iran’s interests in Yemen at all costs—even if it means ignoring the inevitable moral conundrums that arise when...

Ya like jazz?

Ya like jazz?

Noah Hilles

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, I sat in a stuffy Gold Coast Transit bus and waited for about an hour in the station for the bus just to begin rolling. This is not an isolated event. I have spent many hours waiting idly in a non-moving bus, but this time I brought a pair of earbuds and had three playlists downloaded o...

Editorial: Mandatory volunteering is oxymoronic

Editorial: Mandatory volunteering is oxymoronic

Dragon Press Editorial Board

April 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, School Views

As graduation is rapidly approaching for Foothill seniors, many are scrambling to find ways to fulfill their required community service hours, whether it be successful or not. In the last few weeks of senior year, students are struggling to cram in hours—sometimes more than 50 hours a week—or they sacrifice their ab...

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