Right angle: we should keep the electoral college, but fix it

Abby Matusek Columnist As the 2020 election looms, many Democrats, including presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, and Elizabeth Warren, now support an amendment to abolish the Electoral College.  230 years ago, the founding fathers crafted the Constitution, and with it, the Electoral College. The system requires that each state has electors, one for every seat in Congress. During…

Firing Sessions further divides Trump’s administration

Tray Ruhlmann Associate Staff Writer On November 6, our country held one of the most divisive midterm elections in recent memory. Democrats attempted to rally a “blue wave” against the Republican-controlled Senate and House of Representatives, with mixed results: The Senate remained under Republican control and the Democrats took control of the House.   But the…

Red, white, and green: Brighton named Tree City USA

Niamh McDade Clay Associate Staff Writer Every two seconds, humans destroy an area of forest the size of a football field. In the past 12,000 years almost half of the world’s tree population has been destroyed. The United States has less than 5% of the world’s population and yet consumes more than 30% of the…

Red Fern: a meat lover’s rendezvous with veganism

Peter McGowan Business Manager For this month’s review, I stepped out of my meat-loving comfort zone and visited a restaurant unlike any other I have reviewed in the past – the Red Fern. It’s a restaurant mainly known for its vegan options, but it also has many gluten free alternatives. However, that’s not to say…

The push for college limits post-high school options

KyungJun Hwang Associate Staff Writer With the thrill of college admissions coming to an end, it’s dawned on me just how many students will be attending college. The constant chatter about college, social media posts, and posters in the cafeteria generate a consensus that college is a big deal. What I’m hesitant to believe, however,…

Multifaceted Anna Purtell stars on many fields

Throw the disk, run, and hit the ball; this superathlete can do it all Billy Fox Associate Staff Writer Kristan Nail Sports Editor For students who participate in a sporting activity, competing at a high level requires the utmost dedication. Athletes must be ready to put in hours of practice, not to mention the amount…

capital letters complicate language use and learning

nitin chockalingam associate staff writer   we all, at one point or another, have had to read shakespeare. and i am sure that you either had no idea what was said, or at least had a hard time reading it.   this is but one example of how language evolves over time. however, in some ways, languages are stubborn….

Martial artists train to better the individual

Maggie Smith Associate Staff Writer Everyone wants to be secure in the knowledge that they can defend themselves, but it isn’t always that simple. For many, a self-defense class is a great way to prepare yourself as well as a way to get some exercise and release some energy. Even a week-long class can prove…

Pet Semetary is a half-hearted attempt at a horror movie

Patrick Boese Columnist Why do I keep watching horror movies? Short answer: apparently I hate myself. Long answer: they’re incredibly fun. Enter- Pet Semetary, the movie based on the beloved Stephen King book by the same name. The more I watch Stephen King movies, the less I want to ever visit Maine. For those of you unaware, Stephen King sets pretty…

Left field: let’s get rid of the EC and start empowering the many

Edwin Rosenberg Columnist The United States, as forward thinking and modern as it is, values tradition to an inordinate degree. We have stuck with our founding principles and institutions for over two and a half centuries, and all the progress we have made has been incorporated under the framework the founders set up. However, valuing…

Hip checks should be replaced by safety checks

Olivia Rosen Copy Editor Floor hockey: you either love it or you hate it. It’s understandable- floor hockey is often viciously competitive, and sometimes seems to be more of a contact sport than one might think. So why is it so popular? From the outside, one might assume students would shy away from such a…