Opinion

A Hidden Agenda?

There is news of a plan to demolish the former Vocational Technical School in Perth Amboy and replace it with tenements for older people. This seems like another waste of resources given the need for additional space for high-school students.

Protecting The Public From Harmful Chemicals

A recent Washington Post article said a group of chemical industry lobbyists met at the exclusive Washington, DC Cosmos Club to develop a public relations strategy to “tamp down public concerns” around the safety of BPA. BPA is a chemical that has been linked to breast cancer, testicular cancer, low sperm count, miscarriage and other reproductive problems.

Will The Nature Vs. Nurture Debate Ever End?

Are we genetically programmed or are we just influenced by our social surroundings and experiences? This controversy is usually overlooked, but has grown to become a heated debate. Psychologists have extensively studied personality and are split by whether our traits are determined by heredity or the environment. Although both sides have proven to have valid examples, scientists are motivated to discover the biggest contribution to individual personalities.