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October, 2012

  • 10 October

    Changes ahead for service trip sign-ups

    This year, some smaller changes have taken place regarding Senior Service Trips. Honduras has been added and gives an opportunity for certain athletes to travel, the San Diego trip has been removed, and some of the particular numbers of travelers to each respective destination have been changed. However, none of these changes compare to …

  • 10 October

    An attack on our God-given free will

    During my four years at Malvern, there have been quite a number of monumental changes. The Dean of Students position has changed three times. A theatre giant has passed the reins to a new age. The “Oracle of Carney” (Miss Walsh, for those who don’t know) has retired and comic books have …

September, 2012

  • 18 September

    Highlights of the DNC and RNC

    A few weeks back, you might’ve heard about the two conventions held in the names of the two largest political parties in the United States. Although the primary event at each convention is when the presidential candidates accept their nominations, there is still a lot be seen at these assemblies. …

April, 2012

  • 20 April

    Powerful Words on the Day of Silence

    Six years ago I was sitting at my desk playing cards with some classmates during indoor recess. Two of my other classmates came up to me while we were playing and asked me, in between giggles, if I was straight. In fifth grade, everyone tried to trick each other by …

  • 20 April

    Powerful words on Day of Silence

    Six years ago I was sitting at my desk playing cards with some classmates during indoor recess. Two of my other classmates came up to me while we were playing and asked me, in between giggles, if I was straight. In fifth grade, everyone tried to trick each other by …

March, 2012

  • 5 March

    Immersion in a foreign culture

    To understand ourselves better, we need to have an understanding about the other populations that inhabit the earth. The best way to do this is not through google or a boring history class with a twenty pound textbook, but by immersing ourselves in other cultures. There are two methods to …

February, 2012

  • 29 February

    The War on Religion?

    Earlier this week, President Obama gave his first major campaign speech with the State of the Union Address. I do not want to use this article to knit pick everything the President said in his speech (youtube search “CATO State of the Union” and you will find a good video …

  • 20 February

    The Girl who was Forced to Eat Chicken Nuggets

    In North Carolina a little four year old girl was packed a turkey and cheese sandwich, apple, juice, banana, and chips for lunch, but the school officials told the little girl that her lunch did not meet school standards so the school made her buy chicken nuggets and eat them. …

  • 9 February

    The Santorum Surge

    Tuesday night was a great night for Rick Santorum. He won the caucuses in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota; all states where the polls said the front runner, Mitt Romney, was supposed to win. Santorum, with these three victories, catapulted himself into second place with 72 delegates. He is now only …

  • 7 February

    War on Religion: A Rebuttal

    Recently, while browsing my school’s online newsletter, I came across an article written by a fellow student about the media’s “War on Religion.” It was well written, very interesting, but I felt it only represented a small portion of what I view to be the reality of the situation. The …

  • 2 February

    Super Tuesday

    My last article on the Republican Primary was about the surge Santorum had in February. However, February is a “low key” Primary month for the candidates. There was only one debate and the majority of the contests in February were caucuses. Caucuses draw the political elite and most politically active …

  • 1 February

    Fairness

    President Obama in the 2008 election used the argument that John McCain’s tax cuts to the “wealthy” were unfair to middle class Americans, and that tax cuts to any who makes under $250,00 is fair. The Occupy Movement, even though they were a violent protest group that only gained legitimacy …

  • 1 February

    The 2012 March for Life

    All human beings are “created equal” and are endowed by their Creator with certain “unalienable rights”, among which is the right to life. These rights, taken from our Declaration of Independence, are being violated. About 70 Malvern students were able to take advantage of the opportunity to travel to Washington …

January, 2012

  • 23 January

    The Craziest Week in Politics

    The craziest week of the Republican Primary just ended. Both Huntsman and Perry dropped out of the race. It became public knowledge that Romney did not win Iowa and that Santorum did. Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife made claims that Newt wanted an open marriage. There were two fiery debates, and it …

  • 18 January

    Filling our voids

    It is a basic principle of life to overcompensate for what we lack. For instance, those with a bit more in the bank but a bit less in the heart fill their voids with material objects. It’s a very old practice and is still very much around, despite our better …

  • 7 January

    A Novel Idea

    It is January 7th 2012. It is the year of a presidential election. One year from today America will have a president sworn into office. The entire senior class and some juniors too will be eligible to vote in the next election. So what kind of president do you want …

  • 4 January

    Surviving this labyrinth

    People often ask me what the purpose for our existence is. It’s pretty hard to answer a question you yourself don’t know. So, I usually answer with another question. What is the ultimate test life challenges us with? This is more of an opinion question and I actually enjoy hearing …