The Whittier Miscellany

What Can We Learn From the Refugee Crisis of 2015?

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Writer

March 4, 2016

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2015 saw the beginning of what has since become the largest migration of peoples since World War II. The bloody civil war in Syria, which has been raging since 2011, has now claimed the lives of over 250,000 people. Daily, the ra...

Are Cars an Invention of the Past?

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columist

December 18, 2015

Filed under Columns, Community

Most of us cannot imagine a life without cars.  Whether to go to school, to visit our friends, or to go to the movies; we all use cars on a daily basis.  With gas prices so low and free drivers education at our school, why wouldn’t we?  Howeve...

Essena O’Neil and the Critique of Social Media

Lindsay Weber, Freelance Columist

December 18, 2015

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There are very few teenagers these days that can say they haven’t spent hours and hours on Instagram and Facebook, scrolling through the accounts of models and celebrities with seemingly perfect lives. Essena O’Neil, a former Yout...

Are Breaks as Valuable as Class Time?

Nolan Delaney, Freelance Columist

December 18, 2015

Filed under Columns, Community

It is second period, 9:45 in the morning.  You are slouched over in class, stomach rumbling. You didn’t have time to eat breakfast before you left for school.  You should be attentive to the teacher, but you’re not.  Your eyes are glued to the clock...

The Rise of Nationalism in the EU

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

October 30, 2015

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In the wake of the migrant crisis sweeping the European continent, one voice has been heard louder than all the others: the voice of the far right. It is the voice of profound discontent with the influx of new people, it is the...

Do People Really Want to Be Free?

Alex del Tufo, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2015

Filed under Community, Editorials

Whether you’re sitting in class listening to a history lecture or watching CNN, there is one word that is heard over and over: “freedom.” We hear about the fight for freedom of expression, freedom of speech, freedom of re...

How Donald Trumped the American Media

Lindsay Weber, Freelance Columnist

October 30, 2015

Filed under Columns, Community

No matter your opinion on real-estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, there is no denying that he has been successful in making headlines during the past few months. It is hard to know where to begin...

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