Marketplace of ideas

Under my editorship this coming year, I wish to see the editorial page be a lively marketplace for the exchange of ideas, with daily contributions from a diverse swath of student viewpoints.

The plight of black America

The greatest obstacle to the advancement of black Americans isn’t racism or past injustices but rather the black community itself.

Gay marriage is not a right

Before I begin, I’m not ignorant. I am cognizant of the differing viewpoints pertaining to this complicated issue.

The prince and the pauper

“The rich are getting richer at the expense of the poor” is oft stated in casual discourse. There is a general sentiment that wealth inequity is a significant issue affecting American society.

The lowest common denominator

There are many aspects of our failure to properly educate our young, but one of the most glaring errors is the lack of resources for gifted education.

Shoot yourself in the foot and smile

When politics runs roughshod over economics, we have a problem. In the Feb. 12 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced his intention to raise the minimum wage.

Open the gates

America is a grand experiment in democracy, a place where people are free to pursue their own happiness. America is also a nation of immigrants, a great melting pot of the world.

Equal pay is anti-feminist

Gender equality is an admirable goal that is almost universally agreed upon in our nation.

A farewell to arms control

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety,” Benjamin Franklin once wrote.

Jonathan Zhao

Trinity 2016

free markets, free people