The Spectrum

Politics fuel cynicism

Cynics often criticize one parties rather than strongly supporting another, compounding a two party system. Politics, then, turns into a dodgeball-like game where people are simply attacking the party they don't approve of.

Zoe Wellik, Arts & Culture Editor

April 28, 2016

For such a polarized system like politics, it is easy when supporting a candidate to  reduce other candidate’s views to being trivial or unqualified, purely to shield your own views from being debated.  But at the core, candidates bully themselves in this way; through debates, focus can be turned aw...

Gotcha! culture promotes cynicism

Eva Berezovsky, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

Many of us are subconscious detectives and cops, disguised in the personalities of average personas. Although we roam through the world without a magnifying glass in hand or high-tech trackers of any sort, we naturally tend to catch the wrongs that pass through our paths. We don’t receive payment for ...

Cynicism at Blake

Matt Martinez Sutton, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015

Everyone has heard somebody complain about Blake. Whether it’s in class or in the hallways, complaints about teachers, tests, projects, papers, homework, and classwork are prevalent. If something happens at school, someone’s probably complaining about it. And I get it, complaining is fun. It make...

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