Category Archives: Opinions

The Health Care Debate


Iason Togias (Liberal) vs. Taylor Barker (Conservative)
Please vote in the poll at the bottom of the page! Continue reading

My Brother Was Born Without a Head


by Conor Goetz (’11)

Watching the Winter Olympics this year, I was struck by how much our culture rewards the best sob story.  Everyone loves when a hero triumphs over catastrophic adversity, and it certainly can be inspiring. Continue reading

Life Without Parole Unfair for Juveniles


by Marissa Baly (’12)

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity/To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment/Would you capture it or just let it slip?

These words from Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” exemplify Continue reading

NCS Homework Policy Gets an A


by Parisa Sadeghi (’12)

There is no doubt that the homework policy at NCS has had considerable positive effects on students. The relatively new, student government-proposed policy allows Continue reading

Markets & Morals


by Vadim Medish (’12)

One of the hardest things in life is maintaining a sense of balance and knowing when to stop.  It is often said that you cannot have enough of a good thing.  But that philosophy would seem to ignore the ancient wisdom of “nothing in excess.”  Going too far, desiring too much, having too much is the definition of excess.  That is exactly what happened to Continue reading