Things of the Week – Boy Scouts, LePage, and some dangerous drugs

Posted on February 11, 2013 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

National controversy of the week Trustworthy, loyal, helpful – but not gay. The Boy Scouts of America have postponed a vote to lift the ban on including gay members. Prospective gay Scouts who would like to join will now have to wait until May, when the next vote will be held. The ban has been […]

Rising cost of college makes it unattainable for many

Posted on February 04, 2013 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

As someone who is currently experiencing the financial pitfalls of college debt, I can easily understand the anxiety that many students face as a result of that debt. One of the biggest points of contention during the presidential race this year involved financial aid for college students and the increasing amount of debt that college […]

One student recalls religious persecution in Tehran

Posted on February 04, 2013 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Shuan hesitated as he started to talk about the night in Tehran when he was stabbed. He had gone looking for a man who owed him money. He found him. “He treated me like…” he trailed off. Then the man took out a knife and stabbed him in the forearm. Shuan was still living in […]

Things of the week

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Juicing leads to losing – in baseball This year, not a single MLB player received the required 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to be elected into the Hall of Fame. This is only the eighth time this has happened since the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s inception in […]

Newsweek: The end of a publishing era

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

I’ve been reading Newsweek for almost 10 years; My father has been reading it for close to 30. And after Dec. 31, neither of us will be able to say to one another, “Have you seen the latest issue of Newsweek?” After 79 years of publication, Newsweek will cease print publication of its print magazine […]

Release the list of Zumba “Johns” in full –– we don’t mind waiting

Posted on December 04, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

The list of people involved in the Zumba prostitution ring should be released in the same way the people want to lose weight: in one large, swift motion. As it stands, the list is long, but the names are only being released in bi-weekly segments, with merely a few names being revealed with each update. […]

So, wait a minute – why did Obama win again?

Posted on November 12, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Many disappointed Republicans are lashing out at the American public for making a mistake by re-electing President Obama, claiming that things are going to get worse, not better. And I can absolutely understand why. Mitt Romney may have lost, but he still represents a true Republican. I mean, yes, during his years as governor of […]

Upcoming tobacco ban gives smokers no room to breathe

Posted on November 05, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Perspectives

By Thomas Collier   On the day students return to campus this January from winter break, the air will be fresh, clean and crisp. The campus will be completely tobacco-free because of a ban, and I’ll be across the street, smoking. The reasons for the ban are understandable: smoking stinks, makes it easier to catch […]

Election open season is almost closed – and I can’t wait

Posted on November 05, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Election season is almost at an end – finally. While I will certainly vote and I do enjoy learning about or discussing politics, I don’t like the high-tension atmosphere and opinionated Facebookers that accompany it. There’s no worse time for this during election season than the week before the election itself. “Vote this, not that” […]

Fact-check the attack in anti-King campaign ad

Posted on October 31, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Perspectives

A recent television ad aimed against Angus King would like you, the voter, to believe that King was using government connections to turn a profit at the expense of small town Mainers. The ads, funded by the National Republican Senatorial Committee claim that King was making millions of dollars from his investments in Independence Wind, […]