You Decide: Space Mission to the Moon

You Decide: Space Mission to the Moon

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

In December, President Trump announced his administration’s plans to send American astronauts back to the moon for the first time since 1972. The directive, called Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1), was signed on the 45th anniversary of Apollo 17’s landing on the moon on December 13, 1972. In his speech, Trump said that the goal […]

You Decide–The NFL Anthem Protests

You Decide–The NFL Anthem Protests

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

Should NFL Players Be Allowed to Protest the National Anthem? Last August, Colin Kaepernick–then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers–remained seated during the national anthem performance that precedes each National Football League game. Later in the season, Kaepernick began to kneel silently during the anthem. When asked about his actions, Kaepernick explained that he […]

You Decide: Mastery Learning

You Decide: Mastery Learning

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

By now, most schools around the country are back in session after summer break. Are you feeling excited or are you worried about the school year to come? What if you didn’t have to worry about grades and could learn all of the material at your own pace? How would that change your feelings about education? […]

You Decide: Cell Phone Towers at Schools

You Decide: Cell Phone Towers at Schools

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

Turns out, bake sales just aren’t cutting it anymore. As many school districts around the country face budget and funding cuts, many are struggling to make ends meet. In a lot of places, this means looking for alternative sources of revenue generation. Recently, some districts have made deals with telecom companies, allowing them to build […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

You Decide! Is the 100 Days Metric Useful? For decades, it has become tradition to measure a new president’s effectiveness at governing by his or her first 100 days in office. This practice began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, during his first 100 days, managed to sign 76 bills into law, declare (and then […]

Should Your Hometown Host the Olympics?

Should Your Hometown Host the Olympics?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

Every four years, the Olympic Games bring the attention of the world to a single city. In 2016, that city was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hosting the Olympics is considered a great honor, and “candidate” cities must go through an intense multi-stage evaluation process lasting two years in order to become eligible. However, with each […]

California County Fights Trump’s Order

California County Fights Trump’s Order

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

On January 25, President Trump issued a statement that cities and counties refusing to comply with his controversial immigration order would be denied federal funding. There are roughly 400 such “sanctuary cities” around the country, all of which have repeatedly refused to question or detain immigrants in compliance with Trump’s immigration policy. Now, Santa Clara […]

You Decide: Trump Versus the Media

You Decide: Trump Versus the Media

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

The day after Trump’s inauguration, new press secretary Sean Spicer gave his first press conference, in which he harshly criticized the media for reporting inaccurate crowd numbers at Trump’s swearing-in ceremony. Spicer also asserted that Trump’s was the most widely-viewed inauguration of all time. However, photos and videos from a variety of media outlets make […]

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Protests Rock U.S. Cities In the wake of last Tuesday’s presidential election, protests have occurred around the United States as thousands of people voice their anger about the election results. Throughout the country, protesters have expressed their outrage with Donald Trump’s stand on women, minorities, immigrants, and Muslims during his campaign. Outside Trump Tower in New […]

You Decide! Will Trump Refuse to Concede?

You Decide! Will Trump Refuse to Concede?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in You Decide! | No Comments

During the third and final presidential debates on October 19, Republican candidate Donald Trump suggested that he would not necessarily accept the results of the upcoming November 8 election. Since then, Republicans and Democrats alike have spoken out against Mr. Trump for expressing doubt in the validity of the U.S. election process, which many see as […]