Opinion

Finally. A team Philadelphia can stand for.

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By Jason Hannigan, ’16 The Philadelphia Union are in second place. Go ahead, take a minute. Let that sink in. As crazy as it may sound, it’s as real as it gets folks. The bottom line: The Union are a good soccer team this season. A damn good one. And ...

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The chronic debate over guns in America

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Rachel Ward ’16 With headlines of school shootings and gun related violence filling TV news on any given night, the gun law issue has been a controversial argument that just keeps getting louder. However, with recent events, it only seems logical that the second amendment should be judged more critically. ...

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Thumbs up to Same-Sex Marriage

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Sam Margolis, ’18 Imagine living in a world where one was forbidden to love who they love just because of their sexual orientation, or a place where those of the same gender could not legally elope or be socially accepted. Unfortunately, we do not have to dream of this because ...

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Let us talk about mental health

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by Katie Meindl, ’17 We talk about the dangers of mental health in a way that causes those who are actually living with mental-health challenges to gather in hushed circles and share their struggle with only a select few. It is not right. These people’s stories and experiences are what ...

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Make equal rights meaningful

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Many people have been brought up with a religion or values. Most children grow up and say that they want to find their Prince Charming or find their Cinderella, but that is because the generations before them have grown up with a traditional point of view of a boy liking ...

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iPads: Tool or Toy?

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It has been nearly a year and a half since the iPads were given to Ridley students. These devices were intended to open up new learning opportunities for students, allowing them access to the Internet and educational applications. However, they are often used for purposes other then educational. Social media and ...

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Tighter laws on Gun Control

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Some people may argue that having a gun can help a person increase his level of protection, but should a gun be placed into anybody’s hands? Deaths by guns are rising all the time. This is because too many people on the streets have guns. This creates very hazardous and ...

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Put an end to cyber bullying

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Bullying has always been a huge issue for decades in schools and communities everywhere around the world. But now, in the age of technology that we live in, bullying can go from pushing and name calling to humiliating someone in front of hundreds of followers on social media. Cyber bullying ...

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Sexual assaults on college campuses must be stopped

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What do universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Yale have in common? Besides the fact that they are all prestigious, they are also among the 55 institutions being investigated by the U.S Department of Education for their failure to handle sexual assault cases on their campuses. Sexual assault happens ...

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Put an end to puppy mills

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By Megan Longenecker Over the years society has begun to view pets as an essential part of the family.  Many pet owners treat their animals as they would their children. The relationship people have with their pets has opened the door for many unqualified business owners to open  “puppy mills” ...

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