The Picador

In Defense of the Electoral College

Kitt Urdang, Editor

November 16, 2017

Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

Five times in the history of the United States, the winner of the popular vote didn’t become President. The most recent of these times were in 2000 when George W. Bush won the presidency over Al Gore, and in 2016, when Dona...

Quebec Uncovers: Veils, Conspicuous Religious Symbols Banned

Rebecca Feist, Editor

October 31, 2017

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Last Wednesday, a controversial bill passed by the Quebec National Assembly caused conflicting opinions to arise among many residents of the Canadian province of Quebec. Bill 62 is a disputed bill that falls under religious neut...

Wildfires Rage in California

Lilly Magnus, Reporter

October 31, 2017

Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

California has recently been swept by the worst forest fires in history. So far 7,000 homes and offices have been destroyed. Forty-two people are dead, and hundreds more are still missing. Around 15,000 people have been forced ...

A Dreamers’ Nightmare: Future of DACA Unknown

Rebecca Feist, Editor

September 22, 2017

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Imagine you are a teenage illegal immigrant living in the United States. You go to your local high school, you hang out with your friends, maybe you play a couple of sports. You dream of going to college, of getting your driver...

Elections in France and South Korea: What do they tell us?

Chae Hahn '17, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2017

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On Sunday, May 7th, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron handily defeated far-right Marine Le-Pen in the French presidential election. Two days later, in another decisive victory, Jae-In Moon, a former human rights lawyer, won...

Asking Why About 13 Reasons Why

Brooke Hayes '17, Editor

May 16, 2017

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13 Reasons Why is taking Netflix by storm. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it’s a series of 13 episodes that tell the story of the life and death of 17 year old girl Hannah Baker. Based off the 2007 publication of...

The End of the World as We Know It?

Liz Casey '17, Editor

May 15, 2017

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Renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking recently theorized that the earth will face certain disaster within the next 1,000-10,000 years. In order to survive, he determined that humans have 100 years to colonize spac...

New Nation Hungry for Peace

Brooke Hayes '17, Editor

February 27, 2017

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We are so incredibly lucky to live in the environment we do, and I preface this article by stating that because I really believe it. We don’t deal with the wanting of necessity -- we are provided an education, there’s food at...