Breaking News: Paul Manafort Lied! Again!

Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chairman and current convicted felon, has recently been accused of meeting with Wikileaks leader, Julian Assange in March of 2016. The Guardian claims the two met in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and though there is no information in regards to what they talked about, the timing of this alleged meeting occurred months before a major leak by Assange’s team.

Vape Life No More?

Vapers, it’s time to start stocking your pomegranate flavored pods, because New York might pass legislation banning most flavored e-cigarettes. Governor Cuomo and health officials are concerned with the rising rate of teen addiction to e-cigarettes, and have proposed heavy regulations to try and curb this worsening problem. E-cigarettes are marketed as a healthy alternative to cigarettes, but is that label inherently misleading?  Are there legitimate and negative health effects on teens that warrant a ban? Or is the government unfairly cracking down on a low risk product just because it is technically a drug?

Women Priests: The Final Female Frontier

I was born and raised in the Catholic Church, and have been going to mass for the past 19 years of my life. I’m actually really thankful that I was raised with this spiritual influence in my life, and I’m proud to be a part of the Catholic faith. However, ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been confused by one specific aspect of my religion. Why aren’t there any women priests in the Catholic Church yet? This question came up recently while talking to a friend of mine, and they pointed out that the Church had theological reasoning for women to be barred from the priesthood. I wanted to look into the reasons the Church has for only male priests, because, as secular culture continues to move towards gender equality, the Church looks more and more archaic. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for members of the Church to expect and demand equality. However the reasoning that the church provides makes it difficult for real change to happen, since the men only standard has some convenient theological backing.