The Whittier Miscellany

Letter to the Editor: Theater Article Inaccuracies, Kathy Hopkins

Kathy Hopkins, Guest Writer

March 29, 2015

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Dear Editors, It is essential to the mission of Friends School that students are encouraged to think critically and to ask challenging questions. But it is also essential to our mission that students are encouraged to support...

A Journey Around the World to College

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

March 29, 2015

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With seniors getting acceptances and juniors having their preliminary meetings with their college guidance counselors, college seems to be on everyone’s mind. All Friends students are aware of how the college process works here in...

These Issues Affect Us Too

Jodi Lessner, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2015

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Every 30 seconds a person becomes a victim of human trafficking, also known as modern day slavery. According to the US Department of State’s Trafficking Persons Report, between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across intern...

Campus Security Debate: A Help

Shannon Skibicki, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2015

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The Sandy Hook Massacre of 2012 marked the largest shooting incident in a high school or grade school in United States History, killing twenty students and six faculty members. This event forced many schools and their environ...

Campus Security Debate: A Hinderance

Brian Zittlau, Freelance Columnist

March 29, 2015

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After 9/11, President Bush urged Congress to pass the Patriot Act. This piece of legislation, which was passed over a month after the attacks, was designed to provide tools for law enforcement to help them prevent further intru...

What is the Value of 9 Million Dollars?

Brian Zittlau, Freelance Columnist

February 12, 2015

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Imagine 180,000 fresh goats grazing along the West African plains. For small African villages, goats provide food, fertilizer, and sustainability. The cost of 180,000 goats, which would save hundreds of lives and provide a hig...

1/7 – Charlie Hebdo and France’s 9/11

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

February 12, 2015

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“We are a free people who do not give in to pressure, who are not afraid, because we embody an ideal which is greater than us, and we are able to defend it in every place where peace is threatened.”  It was with these wo...

Why Care About Torture?

Javier Ergueta, Guest Columnist, History & TOK Teacher, Club Sponsor

February 12, 2015

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Why should we care about the torture issue? Like genocide, torture is a crime that defines a society.  Certainly, the American Founders thought so, which is why they banned "cruel and unusual punishment" in the Bill of Rights....

Republican Takeover Gears U.S. Towards Success

Brian Zittlau, Columnist

January 4, 2015

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This past election was a huge success for the future of this country. President Obama’s policies, especially within the past two years, have set our country on a course for failure. President Obama’s foreign policy, his p...

Republication Takeover Poses Immense Obstacles for U.S.

Brian Zittlau

January 4, 2015

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On November 4th, President Obama’s nightmare came true. The Republicans gained complete control of Congress. The Republicans had seven senators elected in key battleground states, gaining enough seats in the House for them to h...

Hogwarts Hero Takes On United Nations

Shannon Skibicki, Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2015

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To many of us, British actress, Emma Watson will always be known for her iconic role as Hermione Granger in the beloved Harry Potter series, not for her work as a gender equality activist. This past July, Watson earned a new honor...

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