• Opinions

    American Policy Towards Israel Must Change

    Israel is a staunch Middle Eastern ally of the United States and one of the primary recipients of American aid. Since the establishment of Israel as a nation, the United States has unashamedly backed Israeli interests without considering its own interests. However, this unconditional support by the United States to Israel is a fundamentally flawed and ultimately wrong political policy. For decades now, the United States has stood firmly behind Israel, regardless of its own strategic interests in the Middle East and abroad. In its blatant and inflexible support for Israel throughout the Israeli-Palestine conflict, the United States has alienated potential allies and created new enemies. Although tacit support for…

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    Wildcats’ wanderlust leads to international experiences

    By Kayla Miron While most East students report regular feelings of exhaustion, sophomore Adriana Lorenzini and junior Amos Pomp must tackle culture and language gaps in addition to the usual struggles of high school. Instead of taking classes in Chapel Hill, Lorenzini and Pomp are currently studying abroad in Germany and Israel respectively. Lorenzini  left on her 10-month program to Vreden, Germany in early August, hopeful that the experience would help her become a better global citizen. She departed hoping to sharpen her unrefined desire to work in European politics. She also hopes that studying abroad will also allow her better cultural understanding and appreciation. “I’m here in Germany because…