All posts by Roman King

Roman King is a 15-year-old from Decatur, Illinois currently serving as Senior Editor for 71 Republic. Outside of writing, King is an honor roll student with a varsity letter in Scholastic Bowl, participating on a team that finished 12th at the 2016 Small School National Championship Tournament and 6th at the 2016 IHSA Championships. King can be contacted at

From the Editor: A Public Service Announcement Regarding PETA

Senior Editor Roman King warns against donating to PETA.

From the Editor: Common Sense Isn’t So Common Anymore — Here’s Why

Senior Editor Roman King returns from nowhere with an article on common sense.

From the Editor: The Art of the Dox — Internet Vigilantism on the Rise

Roman King gives a scathing opinion of people responsible for dox attacks on the Internet.

From the Editor: I Am My Own Worst Enemy – Depression, And How I’ve (Almost) Conquered It

Senior Editor Roman King shares a personal account of the mind's ability to be self-destructive, and how to persevere through it.

From the Editor: The American High School System Is Seriously Screwed Up

Senior Editor Roman King returns to From the Editor with a commentary on the average American high school.

From the Editor: Stagnation and Apathy Are Extremely Destructive — Here’s Why

In this edition of From the Editor, Roman King warns the general population not to accept a mediocre life.

Venezuelan Crisis Reaches A New Apex

Venezuela's political crisis is reaching an apex, and the tension is beginning to become unbearable.

From the Editor: In The Age of Information, Ignorance is a Choice

Senior Editor Roman King takes an intensive look at the societal paradigms of ignorance in the modern era

From the Editor: Illinois Can’t Keep Their Ducks in a Row

On our first From the Editor, Roman King takes a hard look at the Illinois economic crisis.

Janet Yellen Testifies Before House Banking Committee, DOW Hits Record High

The economy is robust and in good shape, according to Janet Yellen, current Federal Reserve chair.