Does Physics Have Something to Say About Everything?

Spencer Caron ’20s Opinions Editor Unfortunately, my academic skill set does not naturally lie in the empirical sciences. No matter how much I enjoy reading about physics, and no matter how up-to-date I attempt to remain in regard to biological advances, it simply doesn’t transfer to mathematical and laboratory aptitude. So, though I can’t by and large explore the question, “Is all science just physics?” empirically, there exists no shortage of philosophers who are interested in this question from the theoretical angle. Basically, two major of schools of thought answer this question differently. On one hand, physicialists (sometimes called materialists) … Continue reading Does Physics Have Something to Say About Everything?

The Supreme Court, Morality, and an “Out of the Box” President

Spencer Caron Chief Opinions Editor   Out of the three branches of government, the judicial branch is the least media-friendly.  The lower courts are collectively known as the place to which busy people hate to be summoned for jury duty.  The appeals process is so complex that even those versed in political science have a hard time making heads or tails of it all.  The Supreme Court has the best chance of making the news, as it annually weighs in on some of the most divisive national issues, but even then, only some issues make for good 30 second media … Continue reading The Supreme Court, Morality, and an “Out of the Box” President

On Addressing America’s Gun Violence

 By Spencer Caron, Opinions Editor More than three weeks have passed since a deranged gunman in Las Vegas took the lives of 58 innocent Americans.  A travesty on this scale deserved to be in the news rotation more than the average story, and nearly everyone who has a platform to share their opinions has done so.  With this being said, I am well aware that I have nothing new or groundbreaking to add.  However, I find myself falling somewhere between two warring factions regarding the issue of gun violence that, in some ways, seems to be a particularly American phenomenon. … Continue reading On Addressing America’s Gun Violence

On Addressing America’s Gun Violence

Spencer Caron Opinions Editor More than three weeks have passed since a deranged gunman in Las Vegas took the lives of 58 innocent Americans.  A travesty on this scale deserved to be in the news rotation more than the average story, and nearly everyone who has a platform to share their opinions has done so.  With this being said, I am well aware that I have nothing new or groundbreaking to add.  However, I find myself falling somewhere between two warring factions regarding the issue of gun violence that, in some ways, seems to be a particularly American phenomenon.   … Continue reading On Addressing America’s Gun Violence