The Observer

Rutecki: Making the case against late-term abortions

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

January 26, 2018

Last Friday, President Donald Trump addressed the 45th annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. via webcast. Trump defended his pro-life position, stating, “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life....

Rutecki: The crimes of communism

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

November 17, 2017

The Democratic Party has shifted significantly further left on the political spectrum in recent years. For example, 52 percent of Democrats now support a government-run healthcare system, which is an increase from 2014 and even from the beginning of this year. This ideological transition is also seen...

Rutecki: Trump, Paul Manafort and corruption

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

November 2, 2017

Like most readers, I was shocked by the Wall Street Journal headline on Monday, Oct. 30: “Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Charged in Russia probe.” The article revealed something I never saw coming; Manafort is facing charges that he “laundered more than $18 million in funds from h...

Rutecki: Kneeling for the national anthem is disrespectful

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

October 13, 2017

Two years ago, around 10,600 American servicemen stationed in Afghanistan prepared for a big day. They spent two months making decorations for an occasion that provides an intimate connection to the country back home they dearly love, Super Bowl Sunday. Likewise, our love for the military was showcased ...

Rutecki: Fixing our broken immigration system

Paul Rutecki, Columnist

September 29, 2017

The future of American immigration hinges on our country’s response to two important questions: “Are we a nation of laws?” and “Are we a nation of borders?” I believe our country should cherish both of these things. However, not everyone agrees with me. For example, in a commencement speech las...

Chakraborty: Make an educated vote

Ankita Chakraborty, Columnist

September 30, 2016

As I scrolled down my newsfeed on Facebook today, I saw an alarming post. Now I usually choose to isolate myself from heated political debates over social media, restraining my inner keyboard warrior when I see a post extolling Trump’s virtues. However this person stated that they would be voting for t...

Chakraborty: Taking time for you

Ankita Chakraborty, Columnist

September 16, 2016

College can often be exhausting, let’s face it. Confronted by an ever increasing tide of homework, exams, extracurriculars, research and other obligations, it is often hard to find time devoted solely to ourselves. Keeping academics and extracurriculars in check asks for a significant time commitme...

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