Author Archives: Alex Madajian

C.S. Lewis: The Triumph of Hope Over Pain

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Few know the power of stories, fewer still know the beauty of fairy-tales, and almost no one knows the truth of myths. Perhaps that is why C.S. Lewis was one of the greatest authors of…

Why I March For Life

By: ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Do you know what one of the biggest annual human rights demonstrations in the nation is? It has taken place every year for over 40 consecutive years. Every year, thousands of people converge to one…

Perfect Weather is Overrated

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Here’s the honest truth: sunny days are overrated. Days with clouds, rain, snow — and I’ll go so far as to say hail too — make for far better days than just plain sun. Allow…

“OK, Boomer” Is Hurting Our Generation

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Yes, I know the first reaction after reading the title is to think to yourself, “OK, boomer,” but please hear me out. For those five people on the entire planet who haven’t heard yet, “OK,…

“Your Truth” is Stupid

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Forgive me, but I’m about to commit a mortal sin: criticize Oprah. In her 2018 acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, she remarked, “Speaking your truth is the most…

Now That I’m An Atheist

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, CONTRIBUTOR Editor’s note: This piece is a work of satire. Today, I’ve decided to become an atheist. That means I am now defined by what I don’t believe. Now it doesn’t mean I don’t stand for anything,…

Do What Is Right, Not What Is Good

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Are you a good person? Do you do what’s right? All of the time? Or do you only do what seems good? It seems people are more willing to do what feels good or what…

Minimum Wage Hurts Workers

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER As I sit down after a long class, grasping my chicken sandwich, my first bite is interrupted by the yells of my fellow students outside of Southside demanding “higher wages, better benefits and more respectful…

Why the US Constitution is the Greatest Human Document

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, CONTRIBUTOR Did you know that Sept. 17–23 is Constitution Week? On September 17, 1787 our founding fathers bequeathed us the greatest legal writing ever penned to paper. But why does it matter now? That was over 200…