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Is Beto O’Rourke the Next Obama for Our Country?

Is Beto O’Rourke the Next Obama for Our Country?

January 31, 2019

Some believe he is Barack Obama but white. Despite narrowly losing his Senate campaign in Texas (48% vs. 51%) to Republican Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke has entered the spotlight as one of the more exciting Democrats for 2020. While O’Rourke has not officially declared his candidacy, many Democrats and donors think that he could be the future of the party. Unlike President Trump, whose policies on immigration and “Dreamers” make no sense, Beto provides both clear and fair solutions.

Sustainable Cheer – Finding Eco-Friendly Options

Sustainable Cheer – Finding Eco-Friendly Options

December 20, 2018

As I set out to write this article, I felt like the Grinch: just another climate article bringing sad news and taking away holiday cheer. But fear not, for I found that holiday waste is much more within our control than other issues, and it can easily be tackled at the individual level!

Contextualizing the Revolt Against Democracy

Oscar Berry, Opinion Editor

December 20, 2018

From the election of far-right nationalist Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil to the retrenchment of the Chinese state to the institutional abuses here in the United States, 2018 was a bad year for democracy. So too were 2017, 2016, and, arguably, 2015. In fact, most historians agree that since the economic recession in 2008, democracy itself has been going through a recession of its own.

The Gift of Gift Giving

Ella Spitz, Contributing Writer

December 20, 2018

As we are nearing the holiday season, people are beginning to spread joy by giving presents to their loved ones. Stella Jacobs ’21, currently enrolled in Jewelry Making, spends her time crafting rings, earrings, and bracelets. However, instead of keeping her class projects, she says she tends to give them away as presents to her friends.

Student Government Update: Reflecting on Progress

Student Government Update: Reflecting on Progress

December 19, 2018

Our CRLS Student Government started the year with momentum and enthusiasm. Within the first month, we facilitated several successful fundraisers to ensure that we can put on fun events this year that will be more affordable. If you stopped by Lizzy’s Ice Cream or bought any gear, thank you!

New President of Brazil Is Like Trump, But Worse

New President of Brazil Is Like Trump, But Worse

November 29, 2018

On October 28th, Jair Bolsonaro defeated Fernando Haddad in the second round of Brazil’s presidential election. Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain, will be sworn in as the president of Brazil on January 1st. Bolsonaro has been dubbed the “Brazilian Trump” by some, but I find that this comparison fails to grasp just how destructive the President-elect can be for Brazil.

Indian Train Crash Kills 58

Indian Train Crash Kills 58

November 29, 2018

Last month, in Amritsar, a city in the Indian state of Punjab, a train ran over a crowd celebrating the festival of Dussehra, killing 58 people and injuring 72 more. The people were sitting on the train tracks and watching the effigy of Ravana burn when the train whizzed past, mowing down the crowd.

Cambridge Sets Pace for Clean, Sustainable Cities

Cambridge Sets Pace for Clean, Sustainable Cities

November 29, 2018

As American politics have become increasingly divisive, it has become easy to lose sight of specific policy issues. But climate change and the use of fossil fuels are issues that all Americans have a stake in; they should be apolitical, and bipartisan efforts to combat them should be of the utmost importance. Gone are the days in which the solution to climate change entailed regular recycling and using energy-efficient light bulbs; the UN’s recent report predicts that humanity is quickly running out of time to prevent an excessive rise in global temperature.

Bottle Up CRLS!

Bottle Up CRLS!

November 29, 2018

An estimated 165 million tons of plastic is circulating our ocean, and each year this number increases by 8 million. As for just one example of plastic’s pervasiveness in wildlife, plastic has been found in 60% of all seabirds’ digestive systems. Don’t just skim that number—think about it.

Standardizing Classes is More Fair for Students and Teachers

Standardizing Classes is More Fair for Students and Teachers

November 29, 2018

You’re sitting with your friends, reminiscing over the classes you’ve had, when you run into an issue: your classes have nothing in common. Sure, they’re both called HN English 10, but while you’ve spent three months reading Frankenstein and written multiple essays, your friend hasn’t read Frankenstein, instead reading Things Fall Apart and written daily paragraphs. You ask your other friend, but they finished Frankenstein two months ago, and have been reading Macbeth. Why have you all had completely different experiences in the same course?

Chocolate and Child Slavery

Chocolate and Child Slavery

November 29, 2018

Despite the fact that Halloween was weeks ago, you may still be sneaking a piece of  candy from your waning supply every so often. The plastic-wrapped, sugary morsels collected on the holiday seem to conjure an image of fun, but the underlying reality isn’t nearly as sweet. That chocolate you are mindlessly nibbling on was likely picked by child slaves.

Voter Participation

Julian Knight, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2018

The results of the 2016 presidential election were surprising to many, from Donald Trump’s unexpected victory to revelations of Russian interference, but little attention has been paid to the voter turnout. In the world’s oldest democracy, just over half of eligible voters participated.

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