The Silent Generation, the Baby Boomers, and the iGeneration

By: Lauren Zych Are you Generation Y? How about Generation Z? What about Generation ‘i’? Generation Y was born between 1977 and 1994 and might be referred to as the Millenniums. Generation Z was born between 1995 and 2012 and might be called Eco Boomers, so what about Generation ‘i’? Author Larry Rosen, California State University professor of Psychology,  has combined these two generations and call them the “iGeneration” in his new book “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn”. "The technology is the easiest way to see it, but it's also a…

Henry’s Hope local based charity

By: Gabby Hoyt Henry’s Hope is a non profit organization dedicated to providing children with terminal or life threatening diseases with an opportunity to receive the support and attention they need and deserve. “Henry’s Hope is that all children with life-threatening medical conditions have access to medical treatment, supplies, and support for their families - regardless of socio-economic status,” The foundation  Henryshope.org. Like many foundations, Henrys Hope began with a cause. At nine months old Henry was diagnosed with the inability to thrive, which meant some of his vital organ systems began to fail. Over…

Mosque to be built on Ground Zero stirs up controversy

By: Daniel Hipskind In the United States, there are 159 million Christians, shadowing the 7 million Muslims in minority. Reverend Terry Jones planned on burning thousands of copies of the Islam Koran on 9/11, due to the building plans of a mosque near Ground Zero, which is where the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, also know as the “Twin Towers”. Is the burning of the Koran be considered ethically or legally wrong? Is it ethically right for them to be allowed to build the mosque? Ethically, the burning of the Koran is not…

Opinion in Brief

By: Gabby  Hoyt Jersey Shore party continues America’s favorite guidos and guidettes made a comeback this summer with the airing of season two of the popular MTV show “Jersey Shore”. Season two of the show is just as (if not more) chaotic than the first. The cast hits up party after party with their “first pumps” of fury and stomachs of steel, drinking every alcoholic beverage in sight and grinding against anything with two legs and a pulse. Though the show is overrated, it has become a weekly staple for most teens. With most people…

Referendum proposed to help circulate money for schools

By: Lauren Zych What is a referendum, what does it do, and why is there so much talk about it around the New Palestine community recently? A referendum is a proposition to increase taxes. In our case, increase property taxes by $0.24 on every $100 of estimated property value. This referendum will be put on the ballot to be voted on in the upcoming November election. If voted in favor of, it will become effective as soon as possible. There’s so much talk about the new referendum because property taxes in New Palestine have been…