2 The Warrior News October 1, 2010 “Call me Mr. Face book, I can make your grades drop!” IN THE NEWS What’s Going On! Jon Lampkin American Hiker Released in Iran Islamic Center Causes Controversy Around July of last year, Sarah Shourd, Park51, the proposed Islamic community Editor-in-Chief Shane Bauer, and Josh Fattal were taking an center which includes a Mosque, is planned to be built It’s 1 A.M. on a Friday morn- expedition along the Iran-Iraq border. They were about three blocks from Ground Zero in New York ing. You look up from your picked up by Iranian border guards, charged with city, the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The proposal Mankiw book and see your lovely espionage, and imprisoned. But, on September has caused great controversy throughout America, computer just teasing you to take 14, Shourd was released and allowed to return the nation divided over the issue. President Barack a breather. I mean hey, who is five home. Iran had previously requested a $500,000 Obama has announced his support of the project, minutes going to hurt? But before bail, but Shourd’s family has maintained that they as has New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. The you know it, your hands are al- rejected the request. The terms of the release are projects supporters claim that the project represents Google Image ready flying across the keyboard, now unknown, but she has not been charged with freedom and religious tolerance, while those who bringing you to the website that is a crime. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer are still held oppose claim that the project is disrespectful and liable for thousands of unfinished in custody in Iran, awaiting further charges. offensive to the victims of the attacks. essays, bombed tests, and even the occasional completely un- Gas Pipeline Explodes Capitalism in Cuba touched project: facebook.com. On the evening of September 9, tragedy In mid September, Cuban president Raul As you log in, you mention to struck the small suburb of San Francisco, San Castro decided to make a drastic change in the yourself, “Okay, I gotta get back Bruno. A natural gas main exploded, destroying Cuban economy. Cuba, an officially socialist state to that Mankiw book. Well, I’ll 37 homes, killing a confirmed seven, and injuring since 1961, has experienced significant economic over 50. The explosion left a giant crater, and downfall since the fall of the Soviet Union and the end check it out, but only for another witnesses reported a “100 foot” fireball erupting of Soviet aid in 1991. Now, Raul Castro has decided minute or two.” Now, you are in from ruptured pipe. PG&E, the Bay Area’s to lay off 500,000 workers, telling them to find jobs a world of hurt. You check your in the growing private sector. Many Cubans are now notifciations, maybe even take a prominent energy supplier, reported a break in the pipe caused the explosion. Several residents worried about potentially loosing their right to a job, peak at that new video that was a fundamental right in the socialist state. But, many Google Image reported smelling natural gas in the days before just posted to your page, flip Cubans are optimistic that the new economy will bring the explosion. PG&E is facing allegations of poor through all the photos just posted maintenance. new prosperity. Raul Castro plans to eventually lay off from Sadies, and of course read 1,000,000 workers. a peak inside the new messages in your inbox. Fast Food Nation So flash forward about 45 min- utes, and you realize it’s almost 2 A.M. now, and you are finally THE MIND OF logging off. Poor Mankiw; he isn’t getting any kind of attention tonight. So it’s off to bed for now, NINOS MALEK but you say a little prayer just before bed. A prayer we all have recited, that sounds a little some- thing like this: “Dear God, I know Dr. Ninos Malek he probably won’t... but delay Economics Teacher A person has to drive to McDon- It’s Your Life to Choose” television series that a Malek’s test til Tuesday. Maybe ald’s, order a Big Mac, and eat it Look, I am a “health voluntary exchange will not take even Thursday. But that’s a little By now everyone knows on his own. nut” myself. I do not eat fast place unless both parties believe greedy. So Tuesday it is, right?” that the fast-food chains are being The lack of personal food (maybe once in a while), they will benefit. Every time you Oh Facebook. sued because they allegedly con- responsibility has even my high and I do not smoke cigarettes. I buy cigarettes or unhealthy food, tribute to obesity. On a Fox tele- school students blaming their make a choice to eat that Subway and every time you do not buy 2010-2011 vision program, Samuel Hirsch, poor diets on the school cafete- the attorney who filed lawsuits ria. Granted, our cafeteria sells sandwich with no cheese and no mayonnaise, rather than that juicy food that’s good for you, you are weighing your own costs and Warrior Staff against McDonald’s, Burger burritos and pizza, but they also hamburger or large fries. I make benefits. I give credit to those who Jon Lampkin King, Wendy’s, and KFC on be- sell salads and other healthy food. the choice to go to the gym and lift keep quiet about personal health Editor-in-Chief half of his client who blames And if that weren’t good enough, weights and run. Get the picture? risks. It’s the whiners and people Hannah Lozinski them for his poor health, admitted I would tell them to wake up ear- It’s called personal responsibility. who cannot accept responsibility Assistant News Editor that the restaurants are not com- lier and make their own healthy Those notorious restaurants exist that are irritating. As F. A. Hayek Zayn Kirkendoll pletely to blame. But he added lunches. But that would involve a because consumers want them to wrote in The Constitution of Lib- A&E Editor that their failure to post warnings cost - waking up earlier. So I tell exist. While I may think smokers erty: “Liberty and responsibility Shanti Reddy about nutrition content and their them to stop complaining and that and people who live on fast food are inseparable.” Assistant A&E Editor sophisticated marketing strategies they need to understand a simple (like many of my friends) are un- Tarah Duarte make them partly culpable. economic concept - actions are wise, it’s their lives. They have to Features Editor The ridiculous claim what count. weigh their own costs and ben- Taylor Tanton that corporations are responsible Obviously the benefit of efits. No company is forcing them Assistant Features Editor for people’s health problems is eating their “bad” lunches out- to do anything. Arazue Zadeh nothing new. Remember the law- weighs the cost of waking up Unfortunately, I believe Sports Editor suits against the tobacco compa- earlier or taking the time to make that laws will be changed to “pro- Darelle Jones nies? If you smoke let me ask you their lunches the night before. tect” people from these evil com- Graphic Artist this: did an employee from one Eating unhealthy lunches is their panies. Joyce Chen of the tobacco companies put a choice. No more Jolt Cola or Photo Editor gun to your head and make you Will ice cream compa- Mountain Dew for you high Parul Jandir smoke a cigarette? I didn’t think nies be next? What about candy school students unless you are 18. Buisness Manager so. People who are dying because companies? And, God forbid, And cigars and cigarettes? I think Warrior Staff Writers of smoking-related illnesses have Starbucks! Caffeine may be bad we will see a new Prohibition on Dr. Ninos Malek recently received his Romie Asplund, Matt Faircloth nobody to blame but themselves. for us, right? And all that whipped tobacco. The public-health move- PhD in Economics from George Mason. Jordan Hochmuth, Angel Hollstrom And it’s the same for people who cream and caramel syrup in those ment will have a role in this so- Have an issue or problem you think Jamie Keener, Sarah Koenig eat poorly. I have never seen sugary Frappuccinos can’t be too cialist plot. Malek should discuss next issue? Lianna LaBerge, Jordan Lief Ronald McDonald with an M-16 good for us. Milton Friedman made Email him at Dillon Mena, Brenda Muldoon forcing people to buy Big Macs. the simple statement in his “Free MindofMalek@gmail.com Taylor Pratt, Nick Usher Want to advertise in The Warrior? Contact Diann Fugate at dfugate vcs.net for information. Note: The Warrior is a nonprofit publication which is published throughout the school year by the associated student body of Valley Christian High School. Views expressed in The Warrior are those of the student writers and do not necessarily represent the views of the school, staff, and/or its students. All type and layouts are created in The Warrior newsroom, Room 215. The Warrior is printed at Fricke-Parks Press, Union City, California.