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History Club’s Opposing Viewpoints: Biden 2020

History Club’s Opposing Viewpoints: Biden 2020

March 28, 2019

A 3-term Independent senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders is famous for being a prominent Democratic socialist voice in American politics. Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Jewish immigrant parents. He originally studied at Brooklyn College and then transferred to the University of Chicago, where he was an active member and leader of many civil rights groups on campus.

In Support of Biden in 2020

In Support of Biden in 2020

March 28, 2019

Since former Maryland Representative John Delaney announced his campaign for President on the Democratic ticket in 2017, he has been officially joined by eleven other candidates (with many others still undecided). However, one political heavyweight, former Vice President Joe Biden, still hasn’t committed to running, though it is looking likely that he will. This is good news, because while the Democratic Party may be looking for a younger, more progressive candidate, Biden is the best chance they’ve got if they want to beat Donald Trump.

An Impeachment of Trump Might Lead To a Disaster

An Impeachment of Trump Might Lead To a Disaster

February 28, 2019

Through the political turmoil that seems to have filled the headlines for the last two years, one thing has remained constant among Donald Trump’s fiercest opponents: their calls for impeachment. In theory, such a method does seem politically sound—impeachment presents a way to unseat Trump from power and bring an end to the constant hirings and firings, early-morning Tweets, and divisiveness that his administration brought on.

A Letter to My Letter Grades: It’s Time to Go

Ella Spitz, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019

I want you to stop for a moment and think about where you are, and more importantly, what you are doing here. Think about how often you ask questions in school. They might be silly questions about homework, or when the period ends, but they are still questions. Being inquisitive is a part of our nature as students; we understand that in order to learn, we have to ask.

The Importance of Street Art

The Importance of Street Art

February 28, 2019

While the sunny days may be shorter, and the sky more dreary, one source of light will remain in Cambridge. In Central Square, several murals have risen across prominent walls in the bustling urban environment. Several utility boxes have been painted with murals by students, artists, and community members. With this burst of color comes a sense of identity, unity, and positivity that flows throughout the city.

Bring Safe Injection Sites to MA to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Bring Safe Injection Sites to MA to Fight Opioid Epidemic

February 28, 2019

The opioid epidemic is continuing to rise. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, there were 1,938 opioid-related overdose deaths and an estimated 2.1 million total Americans with an opioid disorder in 2017. The Massachusetts Senate wants to include the establishment of safe injection sites in a larger bill aimed at addressing opioid addiction. This bill should be passed.

The Democrats Should Compromise on a Border Wall

Oscar Berry, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2019

As I sit here on January 13th, the federal government has been in a state of partial shutdown for 23 days. The President’s promise of vetoing any spending bill without significant funding for the construction of further barrier infrastructure along the southern border and the Democrats’ refusal to grant him any such funds, have led to this impasse, and the disastrous effects are already beginning to be felt. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees, without paychecks, find themselves unable to come to work or are working with rock-bottom morale and lowered effectiveness.

US Presence in Syria: What If Trump Is Right for Once?

US Presence in Syria: What If Trump Is Right for Once?

January 31, 2019

Trump shocked the world on December 19th when he announced via a video on Twitter, “We have won against ISIS. Our boys, our young women, our men—they’re all coming back, and they’re coming back now.”

We Must Protect the World’s Uncontacted Peoples

Levi Herron, Metro Editor

January 31, 2019

Last November, a Christian missionary named John Chau was killed while attempting to make contact with an isolated tribe in the Bay of Bengal. This tribe, the Sentinelese, live on a small island in the Andaman and Nicobar chain. Nearly every attempt to interact with the Sentinelese by those outside the tribe has been met by a hail of arrows. By landing on the island, Chau ignored the obvious wishes of the Sentinelese to have no contact with the outside world.

Overly-Scripted X-Blocks Do More Harm Than Good

Overly-Scripted X-Blocks Do More Harm Than Good

January 31, 2019

Every few months, Community Meeting is extended to a full hour, classes are shortened, and a conversation begins—it’s become increasingly common with each passing year. Introduced in 2016, Community Conversations (commonly known as X-Blocks) are aimed to tackle issues affecting the school community and provide a means for students to discuss their own opinions in a safe and structured environment. While such goals are laudable, the end result has been the reverse; instead of bringing critical issues to the forefront, most X-Blocks end up devolving into inside jokes. In short, these overly-scripted discussions trivialize very real issues.

An “Ideal Balance”: The Big Gaps in Cambridge Equity

An “Ideal Balance”: The Big Gaps in Cambridge Equity

January 31, 2019

In Cambridge, we pride ourselves on being a hub for a diverse range of people, places, and experiences. Many praise the city for its apparent ability to maintain an “ideal balance” between innovation and support for our diverse population. But it often seems that in an effort to grow, the city is leaving its people behind. Recently, I was reminded of this emerging gap in Cambridge politics when I learned my neighbors are in danger of losing their family home.

The Cruelty of Immigrant Detention Must Be Stopped Now

Jairee Torres, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019

For the past several years, the use of detention as an immigration enforcement strategy has increased drastically. Immigrants, asylum seekers, and lawful permanent residents are being detained for long amounts of time despite the fact that there is no reason to think that they are dangerous to society. Detainees are treated like convicted criminals, and are often placed in solitary confinement regardless of their age or health.

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