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We must keep the arts alive, despite Trump threats

February 1, 2017

We cannot afford to live in a black and white world, when up until now we’ve been living in a world of vibrant colors. We cannot afford to let theaters, universities and museums across the country suffer by stripping them of their federal aid. We cannot afford to take away some of the nation’s gr...

Division: Half the country kept quiet

Division: Half the country kept quiet

Patrick Holmes

November 16, 2016

  The winner of the 2016 Presidential Election was announced in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 9 and since then, it feels as though the world has been turned upside down. The Electoral College’s legitimacy has been both praised and denied due to the difference between it and the Popular V...

An American abroad: Observing the new presidency while overseas

Katie Cusick

November 16, 2016

“I’m sorry. I am so sorry for your loss.” My friends from Norway, the United Kingdom and France said to me as I assume my seat in class. Here in Paris, France where I am currently an exchange student, it’s rainy and gray once again, but today the feeling of somber fits the tone of the day too we...

Vote “no” on question two for all students

Ian Kea

November 9, 2016

In the recent history of American education, charter schools have arose as an ‘alternative ‘option for parents whom live in failing public school. A "no" vote on question two would not raise the cap on charter school funding and therefore protect public school funds already in place. Charter schoo...

A third party is still valid

Ian Kea

October 19, 2016

If you voted in the primaries and did not get the outcome you would have liked, a third- party option is completely valid and in most cases acceptable. On Nov. 8, Massachusetts will go blue. It’s no guess or prediction; it’s just a statistical fact. From the Federal government, all of the Massac...

For those still “feeling the Bern,” consider Stein

By Facebook page Jill Stein

Ian Kea

October 6, 2016

Jill Stein. Never heard of her? Neither did I until recently. Jill Stein is running for President on behalf of the green party. With two abysmal candidates in Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein is a safe haven for progressives like myself who are indeed still “feeling the Bern.” If you’re from Mas...

Letter to the editor: Stop both Clinton and Trump

Donald Moskowitz

September 29, 2016

Recently, the New Hampshire Union Leader ran a front page editorial endorsing the Libertarian ticket of Johnson/Weld. Thank you for the foresight and intelligence to realize this is the only way a Fiscal Conservative can be elected President. The demographics in this country favor electing a Democrat to of...

Clinton scores, Trump flops, voters lose

By Claire Schneider

Ian Kea

September 29, 2016

Only 9 percent of the United States population voted to make Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump the nominees for their respective parties. Monday night the 91 percent that did not vote in the primaries saw their two statistical best chance candidates for President. Needless to say, the result of the...

Reevaluating the progressive strides with marijuana

Haley Clegg

September 28, 2016

Lately, it seems as if everyone has hopped aboard the “legalize marijuana” movement. In November, Massachusetts voters will make the decision about whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Question 4 on the ballot will allow for those 21 and over to use, growand possess it. Currently...

Redefining the perception of weed in the US

Cody Barba

September 28, 2016

“Sluggish. Lazy. Stupid. And unconcerned. That’s all marijuana does to you.” This is a line from the song “Be yourself” from Frank Ocean’s latest album “Blond.” It is more of a skit than a song, but the line is from a voicemail to one of Ocean’s childhood friends from his mother. T...

Bernie Sanders: the only option for the democratic card

By Claire Schneider

Ian Kea

June 1, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for the Democratic Party. Simply put, Sanders needs to be the nominee. Without Sanders at the forefront of the national platform, the Democratic Party may be at serious risk for a Donald Trump presidency. For more than 30 years, Sen. Sanders has been consistent...

Trump’s honesty serves him well as a candidate

Jarad Maher

February 24, 2016

The Presidential race changed forever on June 16, 2015 when Donald Trump announced he was going to run. Since that day, it has come to my attention that most people have voiced their own opinion of Trump. Moreover, it seems that we only hear from the two completely different ends of the spectrum; peo...

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