Opinion: ‘Tis the season to eat meat, but consider the morality of mammal munching

Pick up the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer. One copy is now available in The Urban School library.

Marney Kline, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

“My relationship to meat? I eat it,” said Jordan Clark (’12). As Jordan shares her simple and straightforward attitude towards meat-eating, both she and I are put at ease. This statement presents nothing uncomfortable or objectionable. Until you remember that when you eat meat, you are eating...

“All Things Shining” sheds new light on living a meaningful life

Cassiel Chadwick

April 3, 2011

Gods? They’re dead. All those nice things that came with them – immortality of the soul, eternal bliss, lifelong meaning? They’re dead too. Right and wrong, unshakable truths? Dead! These are the conditions of our secular age. And “all those nice things” turned out to be essential to the...

BP oil spill inspires discussion on environmental ethics

Cassiel Chadwick, staff writer

April 20, 2010

Dear Urban Philosopher: I’ve been watching the news coverage of the British Petroleum oil spill, and I’m horrified by the sheer weight of this catastrophe. I’ve heard rumblings that the United States will be taking the economic responsibilities for BP’s blunder. Is this right? Wouldn’t t...

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