Articles by Kira Paley

Why Bert And Ernie Could Be Gay


I grew up watching Spongebob Squarepants; every night at eight, my brother and I would sit down in front of the TV to relish the antics of Spongebob and his underwater crew. For years, I regarded Spongebob Squarepants as the greatest TV show to grace the Earth. Until eighth grade, that is, when my peers […]

The Alt-Right Fight


College students like to one-up each other. They are constantly trying to outdo one another in the internships they apply for, the courses they take, and the large words and complex terms they throw around. To make themselves seem smarter, they employ the use of sesquipedalian terminology to embellish the less than ordinary points they […]

A Breakdown of the Electoral College


As one exits the polling booth on November 8th, she is proud to have just cast her vote for the next president. She’s excited to have her vote counted in the election, thinking that this one might be close. She thinks to herself, “Who knows? Maybe my vote will decide who becomes the next president.” […]

Scoping Out The Scope


The rise of news satire being produced through countless websites and blogs, combined with Yeshiva University’s (YU) plethora of ever-changing policies, events, students, and general phenomena, is a formula destined for its own satirical news publication. While Purim issues of The Observer feature humorous pieces about the school, there is enough satirize-able material at YU […]