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Faculty Column: Make 2017 a year of opportunity

Faculty Column: Make 2017 a year of opportunity

Robert McCreary, NPHS Social Studies Teacher

December 21, 2016

Filed under Everybody Gets to Dance, NP Staff Columns

Amadeo Giannini is probably not a name most people recognize from American history.  However, I bet most people have heard of what he was responsible for crea...

Faculty Column: Gratitude

Faculty Column: Gratitude

November 21, 2016

Until we entered the 21st century, the field of psychology primarily focused its work on pathology, which basically means the study of disease.  As a ...

Faculty Column: The Founding Fathers would be upset

Robert McCreary, NPHS Social Studies Teacher

November 14, 2016

Filed under Everybody Gets to Dance, NP Staff Columns

On the surface, the title of this piece might imply that the Founding Fathers would be upset at the results of the 2016 election.  They may indeed be upset but that is not the intent of the title. The Founding Fathers would be upset at the reaction of many people who ended up on the losing side of the Trump victory.  Over the past several days I have fielded questions...

Faculty Column: Winners win

Faculty Column: Winners win

November 9, 2016

Well, election day in America has come and gone. From scandals and corruption to vulgar language and bad jokes, both major party candidates seem to...

EDITORIAL: The $15 minimum wage: A story about Molly

EDITORIAL: The $15 minimum wage: A story about Molly

May 6, 2016

All three remaining presidential candidates have either demanded an increase in the minimum wage (Sanders wants it at $15 and Clinton says $12) or at l...

Faculty/Staff Column: Government shutdown and the value of inefficiency

Faculty/Staff Column: Government shutdown and the value of inefficiency

October 3, 2013

  Bob McCreary is a Social Studies teacher at North Penn High School. The Knight Crier welcomes submissions to the Faculty/Staff Columns section fro...

Editorial – End the Minimum Wage

Editorial – End the Minimum Wage

February 19, 2013

Minimum wage laws have been one of the most successful government actions in U.S. history which is precisely why we should consider getting rid of them. That...

Don’t Let School Take You out of the Real World

Don’t Let School Take You out of the Real World

November 21, 2011

Just over one marking period is in the history books (and on transcripts!) and students are now fully entrenched in another school year.  Seniors are...

A Few Questions About Healthcare

Mr. Robert McCreary, NPHS Social Studies Teacher

November 11, 2011

Filed under Everybody Gets to Dance, NP Staff Columns

With the presidential election of 2012 approaching quickly, many of the problems that we are currently facing in society will be talked about over the next year as the parties debate and nominate their candidates.  Healthcare is likely to be one of those issues once again.  President Obama has introduced his version of change in that industry.  It is commonly referred to...

What Students Can Learn from Irish Catholics

What Students Can Learn from Irish Catholics

November 7, 2011

Sociologists love to study culture because of the enormous impact it has on the behavior of larger groups of people. Within the study of culture is a term...

Know What You Value

Robert McCreary, Social Studies Teacher - NPHS

October 31, 2011

Filed under Everybody Gets to Dance, NP Staff Columns

  Studying values and their importance to a society is a popular one in the field of sociology.  Every culture on earth has their own set of values that they adhere to and try to promote.  Many cultures have the same set of values but differ in how they prioritize them.  For example, both the United States and Japan have personal achievement and self-sacrifice as values.  Howe...

In Defense of Greed

Robert McCreary, NPHS - Social Studies Teacher

October 24, 2011

Filed under Everybody Gets to Dance, NP Staff Columns

There is a movement that has received a lot of attention lately that is growing both in size and influence.  It’s called the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Although they also criticize government for being a little too cozy with big business, the root of their outrage is corporate greed.  Greed is a term that is usually used in the negative.  But there is a lot to be th...

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