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Connections to Syria

By Sierra Maciorowski 1,429 people have died from the use of chemical weapons in Syria – or, at least, that’s what US Secretary of State John Kerry says – and the conflict’s death total is more than 83,000. Yet those deaths, while important, are not the sole factor to consider for the United States on the topic of intervention. Sonoma Academy has more connections to the country than might be expected- and opinions, which come from all sides of the… Read More »

Mikaela’s Musings: On the Obama contraceptive mandate

Mikaela Beloberk, Editor-in-Chief First things first: the so-called birth control compromise is no compromise. It’s a joke. Obama is kicking his feet up in the White House, scoffing as many adversaries to the original proposal seem to have come on board, deeming it a dandy accord. Under the new plan, universities and institutions with religious affiliations that oppose contraception and associated services would not have to offer them directly. He claims that these free services would instead be provided by… Read More »