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Modern Morality: Veil of Ignorance

Kristine Cho April 30, 2017

It’s undeniable that philosophy is generally dominated by ancient, dead white guys, but it’s also dominated by contemporary, dead white guys. John Rawls is one of those contemporary dead white guys...

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Modern Morality: Utilitarianism

Kristine Cho April 29, 2017

More often than not, an introduction to basic ethical theory includes a mention of the trolley problem, an ethical dilemma so iconic that it has even become a meme. It basically goes like this: imagine...

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Übermensch conflicts with modern views

Kristine Cho March 27, 2017

We’d like to think that the best kind of person is the one who is generous, kind and warm-hearted, but not according to German philosopher Freidrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche’s iconic nature is found in...

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Unlikely philosophical studies bring new light on beauty

Kristine Cho March 13, 2017

Of all the different philosophical concepts, beauty isn’t the first thing most people think of. However, it would be a great injustice to skip the study of aesthetics. Beauty is tightly linked with the...

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Modern Morality: Virtue Ethics

Kristine Cho February 27, 2017

In times of trouble, some find themselves asking, “what would Jesus do?” (WWJD, for short) and sure enough, that is a code of ethics in itself. When it comes to ethical theories, you normally have...

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Modern Morality: Being

Kristine Cho February 17, 2017

Anyone who’s read the Percy Jackson series or stories from mythologies knows about the gods that ruled and embodied nature, and in turn, demanded reverence from their people. Ra was the sun, Gaia was...

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Modern Morality: Care Ethics

Kristine Cho January 31, 2017

The life of a high school student is quite heavily influenced by the different relationships we gain and maintain. As students, we encounter so many different yet distinct types of relationships with teachers,...

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Modern Morality: Gender

Kristine Cho January 16, 2017

In today’s politically contentious world, it almost seems like everything is a political issue now, but in the case of feminism, discussion in this country surrounding rights and disenfranchisement date...

Junior policy debaters Dalton Nunamaker and Joshua Vincent receive their third place trophies at the Parkway West tournament in St. Louis

The team that debates together

Kristine Cho November 8, 2016

When the layman thinks of relationships, he turns to things of romance. Individual intimacy with another has come to define common conception of relations, but the social web that constructs reality is...

Juncu cackles from behind her hand as the Bledsoe playfully pokes fun at her during their lunch block. Photo by Kristine Cho

A laughing matter

Kristine Cho October 23, 2016

The sound of laughter constantly flows between the conversations of seniors Rucsanda Juncu and Maryam Bledsoe. Even with winter just around the corner, flowers bloom and the sun shines with the giggles...

Resting in the chaos

Resting in the chaos

Kristine Cho October 13, 2016

The philosophy of care ethics relies upon the fundamental belief that human existence is defined by the social web humans have created around themselves. It places caring and relationships at the center...

Retiring teachers reflect over years at RBHS

Retiring teachers reflect over years at RBHS

Kristine Cho May 18, 2015

RBHS will say good-bye to four retiring teachers at the end of this school year, with the four being teacher Douglas Daniels, counselor Jane Piester, orchestral director Jeanne Lambson and school psychological...

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