The Burger Gazette

Inherited Worldview Trap

Inherited Worldview Trap

Amy Tindall, Journalist

April 27, 2017

In a nation where inherited worldviews can place a trap on our political system, how are we supposed to accept the diversity that makes America so individualistic? In this article, I hope to expose the danger of an inherited worldview trap we’ve created in the political system today and provide advice...

The Narcissism Trap

The Narcissism Trap

Bridget Lynn, Journalist

April 27, 2017

At its core, politics are generally a narcissistic state of affairs, a well-known pursuit with vanity or admiration at the root. We tend to rightly label many politicians as narcissists, whether or not their actions support such a distinction. The world of politics is necessary in society, and those...

Will America Preserve the PROTECT Act or Follow with Faith?

Will America Preserve the PROTECT Act or Follow with Faith?

Kaleigh Smith, Guest Writer

April 15, 2017

NOTE TO READERS: Links in RED are FACTUAL, links in BLUE are FICTITIOUS.   Simulation Every winter semester, Mr. Hailstone devises a real-world simulation for his Geography and World Events students to lead and direct. The purpose of this article is to explain the simulation to the student ...

The Conformity Trap

Amy Tindall, Journalist

April 8, 2017

Humans have a natural longing to fit in and be accepted by those around us. Therefore, it’s no surprise when we bring this desire into our political world. When making voting decisions and decisions in general, Americans will gladly conform to what is expected of them based on the political party they...

The Labeling Trap

Bridget Lynn, Journalist

April 8, 2017

People have a tendency to identify others through labeling. It has become a social norm of the majority, a tool used in our minds to resolve those questions we might have about others. The problem is that long-term consequences of labeling based on certain criteria can be profound, unfair, and at times,...

Trump’s Executive Order: Friend or Foe?

Trump’s Executive Order: Friend or Foe?

Tanner Hoyal, Guest Writer

April 6, 2017

Since the beginning of the political race, the media has been constantly attacking Donald Trump. Even after Mr. Trump won the presidency, the media’s criticism continued, if not increased. Lately, attention has been focused on President Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ executive order. This particular...

Can We Move On?

Can We Move On?

Camryn Lueck, Journalist

February 8, 2017

Can we move on? Recently, most of America stood in twenty-minute lines and used their lunch breaks to ensure themselves peace in knowing they had shared their voice. Those hardworking and real Americans voted, and we now have President Donald Trump to thank them for. In a tight race, he fairly took...

The Electoral College Has My Vote

The Electoral College Has My Vote

Annie Pollyea, Journalist

November 29, 2016

The entire country knows by now that Donald J. Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States of America. Over the week, the media has gone wild with various reactions to the results. I both read and heard that many people are currently petitioning to abolish the electoral college. Results...

Unlikely America

Unlikely America

Liz Driscoll, Journalist

November 3, 2016

What happened to my world of 2006, when the biggest thing I had to worry about was which cartoon I would watch in the afternoon and which snack I would have? What happened to ten years ago when my biggest fear was the dark and country was a music genre instead of a nation divided? America seems as...

Do We Have Other Options?

Do We Have Other Options?

Olivia A. Wells, Journalist

November 3, 2016

With the presidential elections fast approaching, many people are panicking and wondering who on earth to vote for. With so much focus on the primary candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, they feel that they have no other choice but to vote for one of them in order for their voice to be heard....

Quick to Speak

Quick to Speak

Amy Tindall, Journalist

November 3, 2016

Americans are quick to speak, but slow to listen. This statement represents the foundation we are building our nation on, whether we like it or not. As new generations of voters enter the world of American politics, they learn to think and behave like their parents and mentors. On top of that, social...

We Need to Know it All

We Need to Know it All

Bridget Lynn, Journalist

November 3, 2016

It has been said that a lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity, which is how I believe many have found the current presidential cycle to be. How much should citizens know about each candidate, about their personal lives, potential past transgressions, and the issues that...

The student news site of Williamsburg Learning Schools
Political Commentary