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Airlines consider fat tax

Shreyans Khunteta, Staff Writer

May 3

Filed under Opinion

Major airlines in the United States are considering a “fat tax” charge for obese people to ride in airplanes. Many people state that doing so would be discriminatory toward the obese. Others argue that it is only fair, since...

Welfare drug testing counter productive

Bryce Patel, Tech. Editor

April 24

Filed under Opinion

Several states have recently started requiring drug tests for potential welfare recipients. Supporters of this policy believe it discourages drug use and prevents the government from wasting money on drug users. Others disagree,...

It is right to drug test people for welfare

Anna Kemper

April 24

Filed under Politics

In 2005, the Department of Health and Human services estimated that 3.8 percent of the American population is dependant on welfare, and 15.3 percent receives some form of welfare (dol.gov). Seven states currently require drug...

Internet activist sentencing too severe

Amy Wang, Co-Editor in Chief

February 20

Filed under Opinion

Recently, Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old Internet activist, computer prodigy and Reddit co-founder, committed suicide after facing “13 felony charges and up to 50 years in prison” (rollingstone.com). According to The New York...

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