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Authors Articles by Jacob Clarkson '20, Viewpoint Editor

Jacob Clarkson '20, Viewpoint Editor

Jacob Clarkson '20, Viewpoint Editor
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Led by fears of scientifically-disproven vaccine-caused autism, and a general belief in "medical freedom," the anti-vaccine movement has been on the rise in recent years in the United States. In 2015, more than nine million children throughout the U.S. were not fully vaccinated. In 2017, 1.2% of infants had never been vaccinated at all, four times the number of infants...
On May 4, 2019, the city of Dallas will hold its municipal elections, in which voters will elect members of the 14-person City Council as well as the Mayor. Incumbent Mayor Mike Rawlings is not running for a third term, and the race to succeed him is shaping up to be a contentious and competitive one. In total, eight...
Each year, the Catholic Church celebrates the season of Lent for forty days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. For Christians, the Lenten season is a time for prayer, introspection, almsgiving, and penance. Most notably, many Christians engage in fasting on various days throughout the period, including abstinence from meat. They also give up a chosen vice or luxury for...
Following Jesuit Hockey's impressive victory in the state championship game, the team competed in four games, including one game in the city playoffs, in the lead up to the national hockey championship. The Rangers won one game and endured three narrow losses over the course of late January and early February. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Pqjr1Iuz8 On January 31, the Rangers played against Coppell High...
Murder rates are at an all-time, worldwide high. The average citizen has lost more than 20 pounds in the last two years. Diseases spread quickly as food and medicine are in severe shortage. One in five people are out of work, and makeshift slums crowd the streets. The government is unresponsive and has rejected democratic institutions. Protestors and dissenters...
On February 5, 2019, President Donald J. Trump gave his second State of the Union speech. His speech was delivered not long after he and Congress came to a deal to end the government shutdown, which caused the event to be postponed from its earlier date. The President also stood in front of a divided Congress that looked much...
Every fall, following the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, millions of Jews around the world observe the Sukkot holiday. The Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles in Hebrew, commemorates both the harvest feast in Ancient Israel as well as the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. In modern times, Jews around the world celebrate this holiday by...
Hearts beating, pedals moving, cyclists from across the Lone Star State raced for 33 miles through U.S. army base Fort Hood in Central Texas. Passing by tanks on the ground and artillery ranges, racers pedaled across the hilly western portion of the base, enduring the challenging terrain at this unique setting. September 16 marked the conclusion of the Texas...

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