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A Mind Divided

A Mind Divided

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

November 17, 2016


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To simplify humanity into two distinct groups, exemplified by the phrase, “there are two types of people in the world,” misses the fact of a diverse population of individuals in the world entirely. However, the human mind does have a common basis throughout humanity in terms of outlook. “Call...

What Is Present Now Will Later Be Past

What Is Present Now Will Later Be Past

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

November 10, 2016


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History is not the singular study of past dates and names; instead, history is the constant effect previous actions have on the present day. The facts of history are somewhat malleable, constantly debated to decipher a meaning or truth. Certain truths are still not definitive to this very day. “In the ...

Pawns Of Religion

Pawns Of Religion

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

October 20, 2016


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  The world is constantly in a state of tension. The most recent tension is only another iteration of an endless debate covering divisive worldviews about politics, social issues, and religion. “Great wars caused by non compromise can be traced all the way back to the Crusades and before. ...

Retiring The 44th

Retiring The 44th

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

October 5, 2016


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Politicians, the elected leaders of the United States, show how divided Americans are in their opinions. After eight years, the hotly debated leader who has most separated popular opinion must say farewell to the White House. “It feels like the only thing that is talked about is what Obama is doing ...

Ranking The Years

Ranking The Years

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

September 21, 2016


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Mythical permanent records, which supposedly determine students’ futures, loom over their heads until the realization that these records do not exist; but the future’s determination relies on a very real source of terror. “Before I knew what class ranks were, I thought they were not importan...

Geden On Geden

Geden On Geden

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

September 14, 2016


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After Freshman year, a frenzied blur for many high schoolers, Braisher students tend to take classes that are either familiar or related to their favorite subjects. Students can challenge themselves with classes down at the college or by taking honors courses, but very few students accept the challen...

Exterminating All Individual Thought

Exterminating All Individual Thought

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

April 12, 2016


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With the basic freedoms in America, individuals are allowed to speak freely, peacefully assemble, and have a fair trial, among other things. Being born with these rights causes some to be inclined to take them for granted. ‘“Everybody takes their freedom for granted because they don’t know ...

Brett Miles: Easy Going And Going Strong

Brett Miles: Easy Going And Going Strong

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

April 4, 2016


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Soccer is a sport symbolized by kicking and cheering, but it needs players who are calm and collected. Despite being a freshman in high school, one of the most stressful school years, Brett Miles’ ability to balance his sport and his work makes him a valuable asset to his team and to Brashier. ...

Crimson Peak: Scary Monsters & Super Creeps

Crimson Peak: Scary Monsters & Super Creeps

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

March 4, 2016


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Star Rating: 5/5 SPOILER ALERTS What is a ghost? In his underappreciated masterpiece, The Devil’s Backbone (2001), director Guillermo Del Toro posed this question. He asked if it was a repeating tragedy, an instance of pain, something dead that seems to be alive, an emotion suspended in time...

Immigrants Vs. The World

Immigrants Vs. The World

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

February 3, 2016


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“Immigration has been blown out of proportion, it is nowhere near as bad as bad as everyone believes,” says Sophomore Matthew Derrick. Immigration has become one of America’s most hotly debated issues; it seemingly finds a connection to any political conversation. “It feels like just a European and Middle ...

A History Of Violence: Roman Polanski Unable To Be Prosecuted

A History Of Violence: Roman Polanski Unable To Be Prosecuted

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

December 2, 2015


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Some say he is a genius and others say he is a criminal. Even with the facts, there isn’t a clear answer to what director Roman Polanski is. Is he a victim of circumstances, an overpowering creep, a worshiper of ultra-violence, a loving husband who took comfort from the wrong girl? He was married...

Yemen, Or The American Imperfection Of Ignorance

Yemen, Or The American Imperfection Of Ignorance

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

November 12, 2015


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There are wars in the world everyday that we as a people are unaware of. One is happening in Yemen right now. We are finding out about it for only one reason: Americans. “The media doesn’t want to focus on things like that, it isn’t really relevant to our lives so they don’t want to scare u...

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