News & Politics
"In a subtle way, you can shake the world."
― Mohandas Ghandi
― Mohandas Ghandi
Charlottesville Protests Turn Violent
by Reylena Tsosie '21
Antonia Hatch, a student at Gallup High, says, “White supremacy shouldn’t even exist in this day and age. With poor leadership, the more people become ignorant and disrespectful to others.”
Governor of Virginia, Terry McAdiffe, was outraged when he told the groups: “You pretend that you are a patriot, but you are anything but a patriot.”
The Barcelona Terrorist Attack
by Haley Oliver '21
Another vehicle attack occurred earlier on Friday August 20, 2017, by other members of what Catalonia regional police have described as a “12-member extremist cell,” killed one person and wounded several others in the coastal town of Cambrils. The event ended in a shootout with the police and five dead attackers. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for both attacks.
by Sage Addington '18
Op-ed of President Trump gazing directly into the sun during a solar eclipse, although he did eventually put his eclipse glasses on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUAfLufjM7g
Last Week's Poll Results!
80% of Ambush! Poll takers thought it was right for the statue of Robert E. Lee to be removed in Charlottesville, Virginia and the remaining 20% said they were indifferent.
Stan's Soapbox (Editorial from 1970)
With the protests in Charlottesville, it's hard to ask first time writers to write an op-ed. Because of that reason, we at Ambush! have chosen to upload this editorial from Stan Lee's Marvel Comics, originally published in December 1970.
by Stan Lee
Let's lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But unlike a team of costumed super-villains, they can't be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose them--to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are. The bigot is an unreasoning hater--one who hates blindly, fanatically, indiscriminately. If his hang-up is black men, he hates ALL black men. If a redhead once offended him, he hates ALL redheads. If some foreigner beat him to a job, he's down on ALL, foreigners. He hates people he's never seen--people he's never known--with equal intensity--with equal venom. Now, we're not trying to say it's unreasonable for one human being to bug another. But, although anyone has the right to dislike another individual, it's totally irrational, patently insane to condemn and entire race--to despise another nation--to vilify an entire religion. Sooner or later, we must learn to judge each other on our own merits. Sooner or later, if a man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance. For then, and only then, will we be truly worthy of the concept that man was created in the image of God--a God who calls us ALL-- His children.
Pax et Justitia,
May Poll Results!
100% of Ambush! Poll takers said they think the likelihood of President Trump getting impeached is high. 100% of Ambush! Poll takers said they did not think it was appropriate for Sean Spicer to hide from the press in the bushes.