Opinion

Opinion

New elective requirements still hurt students

The current graduation requirements, which have been deemed inadequate, have been reviewed by a committee seeking to mend former problems as well as improve the school’s standards for graduation.  The committee’s proposal for elective requirements, however, seems as though it will only exacerbate past problems and further restrict students’ course […]

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Best Strategy is to leave Afghanistan

Over the last 8 years the War in  Afghanistan has made little to no progress.  The United States entered Afghanistan to eliminate the terrorist threat, but we have failed.  Now eight years after the attacks on September 11, General Stanley McChrystal, Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan, is asking President […]

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Cure for Healthcare Debate is Universal System

Almost everyone can agree that the United States health care system is not working very well. The health care debate has been in the news for months but what is it about? Well, right now nearly 50 million Americans do not have health insurance, and over 18,000 Americans will die this year simply because they are uninsured. Obama has created a plan to reform the system, but it is not enough. What this country needs is universal health care, Obama’s plan is just a bandaid on the problem, but universal health care is the cure. His reform efforts are good intentioned but amount to just a lazy attempt to bring the United States towards a government run health care system. His efforts are stunted by his bipartisanship and his willingness to appease the right, which is making his plan less like a universal healthcare system and more like minor reforms on the current system.

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The Rebel

America was founded by revolutionaries. Ever since the American Revolution the US has had the reputation of fighting for what it believes in and standing up against tyranny. This idea has become synonymous with the American spirit and this is the theme that Walpole High School’s Rebel mascot embodies, not […]