Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: Does Syrian war call for U.S. intervention?

The two-year-old Syrian civil war, which has killed at least 80,000 people according to the president of the U.N. General Assembly, has put the United States in a tough situation….

Opinion: Should CHS reassess APs?

High achievement is hurting CHS. You heard me. CarmelHigh School has a lot going for it. Blessed with an unorthodox source of funding—local property tax revenues rather than state money—CHS…

Can America handle knives on airplanes (again)?

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole announced March 5 that knives will be removed from the TSA prohibited list starting April 25. This will be the first time since 9/11 that…

Opinion: Football field renovation would be a touchdown for all

There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline that courses through athletes’ veins as they play at home for a big game. All the benefits of playing at home—a big crowd, a…

Why we should shoot down any proposed assault weapons ban

The tragic events that befell Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14 left 26 murdered and millions of Americans in mourning, and this horrific massacre has, once again, sparked the national debate…

Just how stupid can social networking posts be?

We all know that person on Facebook or Instagram whose recent posts have you thinking to yourself, “That’s stupid!” or “Nobody cares!” Here in the 21st century, the world of…

Why it’s hard to love Valentine’s Day schtick

Every 14th of February, people find themselves subjected to colorful, sugary, sickeningly romantic store displays and a seemingly endless supply of happy couples dying to express their love, as if…

ASB senior vice president acknowledges room for growth

An oversized 17-year-old with caterpillar eyebrows and Obamaesque ears sits in Palshaw’s Newspaper class typing away. Outside the rain was dumping like it had eaten at a Hometown Buffet an…

Opinion: Debates shouldn’t be placed on podium

The presidential and vice-presidential debates this election season have been some damn good entertainment. We’ve been treated to moderator and Yoda look-alike Jim Lehrer’s feeble attempts to control the candidates….

Do patriotic tunes have a place in schools?

When the commotion of the start of third period dies down, instead of jumping right into the day’s news, the students of CHS listen to recordings of the national anthem…