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Ross Tripi


The Setonian
News

Are personalities tied to the soul or to the body?

Growing up in Christian subculture, I have seen some odd combinations of what I once heard called “the protestant stallion and the Enlightenment jackass.”  One of these philosophical mules is the popular theory that the soul and the mind or personality are the same.  Rather than recognizing that ...

The Setonian
News

Democracy is a farce, rule by the majority completely untrue

One of the biggest fallacies of the American political system is the idea of rule by majority.   Both the ideas that the majority does in fact rule and that it is right for the majority to rule are untrue. Democracy is one of the most dangerous and irrational methods by which to govern.  One of the ...

The Setonian
News

Modern Christmas practices go against Christian teachings

As a Christian, I find the celebration of Christmas abhorrent.  When considering the holiday’s pagan roots and practices it can hardly be considered Christian. The modern celebration of the holiday encourages greed and a sense of entitlement to material goods, both of which are antithetical to Christian ...

The Setonian
News

Internet has created new reality, alters forms of social interaction

We are currently living in a state of hyperreality, or we are very close to it. Things that are representative of reality are just as, if not more, important than that which they represent. It will eventually come to pass that our symbol of what we once thought reality looked like will become more appealing ...

The Setonian
News

Accepted student faces deportation

It's awfully easy to treat the issue of immigration reform as secondary, something that can be dealt with after more "pressing" issues are resolved.  Such notions are quickly abandoned when the issue is made personal and the urgency made apparent.Consider Jonatan Martinez, a recent graduate from Macon ...

The Setonian
News

Citizenship: an archaic practice that should be made obsolete

The issue of immigration reform is moot because citizenship is an archaic practice. It is the last vestige of medieval governance where the individual is property of the state. It promotes unnecessary rivalries and discrimination between people groups and forces employers to make irrational decisions ...

The Setonian
Opinion

Compromise, the illness of the political sphere

What is it that makes a good politician?  Rather, what character traits make it possible for someone to be elected? It would be nice to think that integrity is what impresses voters. However, one does not need to look too far in the past to see how easily and quickly elected officials forget about ...

The Setonian
News

Here we are, please entertain us

The Internet has destroyed our ability to value art, knowledge, and other people. With the advent of online stores like iTunes, art in the form of music has become a product as opposed to a method of expression. When once musicians were sponsored by proprietors, because they would otherwise be starving ...

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