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How the Nature vs Nurture Debate Contradicts Free Will

How the Nature vs Nurture Debate Contradicts Free Will

By Aidan Higgins, Editor

February 27, 2020

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the psychological argument I have alluded to in the title, the nature versus nurture debate is an intellectual conflict that has been waged across various fields of study (including, but not limited to, biology, psychology, and philosophy) since the mid-1800s....

The Reality of the Australian Wildfires

The Reality of the Australian Wildfires

By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Reporter

February 27, 2020

Our year started off with a bang. Wildfires, the Coronavirus, tensions between Iran and the United States. So much has happened in the first two months of the new year. Fortunately, the conflict between Iran and the United States has died down, but that is only one of so many terrible issues that have...

Kobe Bryant: A Father, Mentor, and Inspiration to All

Kobe Bryant: A Father, Mentor, and Inspiration to All

February 13, 2020

On Sunday, January 26th, Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash along with his daughter, Gianna, and seven other passengers. This news has devastated the sports world for the past two weeks, as the Lakers’ tribute to Bryant was held last night at Staples Center. Kobe was a hard worker, a dedic...

Britain Finally Brexits

Boris Johnson signs the EU Withdrawal Agreement

By Robert Mullins, Reporter

February 6, 2020

After 47 years of membership, Britain has officially exited the European Union. The culmination of a four-year-long battle that began with a 2016 referendum was reached Friday, Jan. 31, at 11 P.M. local time. It seems a tad ironic that the UK, an empire that at one time spread across the world, is now...

Why Banning Pornography Is Not The Right Solution

Why Banning Pornography Is Not The Right Solution

By Aidan Higgins, Editor

January 20, 2020

On December 6, 2019, Representatives Jim Banks, Mark Meadows, Vicky Hartzler, and Brian Babin submitted a letter to Attorney General William Barr, beseeching him to follow through with the Trump campaign's anti-pornography pledge, which they fear has long-since been forgotten by the current administration....

A Beginner’s Guide to 5G

5G

By Aidan Higgins, Assistant Editor

January 9, 2020

Unless you rely strictly on the Xavier Kestrel as the only reliable source for world news (a sensible and commendable choice, I would say), you very well may have heard or seen some mention of "5G," the fabled fifth generation of mobile broadband that, according to legend (and the decree of tech moguls),...

Opinion: Hong Kong Is Proof That We Need the 2nd Amendment Now More Than Ever

Protestors in Hong Kong carry signs proclaiming their desire for the protections of the 2nd Amendment

By Aidan Higgins, Assistant Editor

November 11, 2019

"A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution for the United States, perhaps the document's most controversial and frequently discussed article, guarantees the Am...

Trump and the Threat of Impeachment: What Does the School Think?

Trump and the Threat of Impeachment: What Does the School Think?

By Justin Caulfield, Assistant Reporter

November 5, 2019

Following Speaker Pelosi's decision to launch impeachment hearings, the nation as a whole has been conflicted about President Trump's future given the possibility of his impeachment and removal from office, an issue that presents a potential political liability for both political parties. As I have found...

How Far Does Chinese Influence Reach in America?

China digitalization and digital technology equipment industry concept with the Chinese flag on a computer keyboard 3D illustration.

By Rob Mullins, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Since April, one story that has not been able to escape the public eye is the issue of riots in Hong Kong. Protesters took to the streets to protest the passage of a bill that would allow for those accused of crimes in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China. This bill was met with massive opposition...

Congressional Term Limits: The Logical Choice

Congressional Term Limits: The Logical Choice

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

March 11, 2019

“No person who has served 6 terms as a Representative shall be eligible for election to the House of Representatives. No person who has served 2 terms as a Senator shall be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate.” While instating congressional term limits would be difficult, it is not by any...

The Yemeni Civil War: How Many More Lives is Too Many?

The Yemeni Civil War: How Many More Lives is Too Many?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

March 1, 2019

Across the world, many noteworthy events go unreported. From a realistic perspective, this is expected; after all, most Americans (even college-educated ones) do not know fundamental facts about immigration, the global economy, and international organizations like NATO and the UN. Americans neither know...

Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

By Robert Mullins, Assistant Reporter

February 22, 2019

We are only in the very beginning of the 116th Congress, and already, freshmen legislators have hosted a new plague to haunt the halls of the Capitol: an epidemic of terrible ideas. These ideas range from unrealistically ambitious, to downright implausible. Obviously, the most talked-about example of this ...

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