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The Importance of the Midterm Elections

The Importance of the Midterm Elections

by Michelle Trajtman, Opinions Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

  The upcoming midterm elections are the most important in our generation. Elected officials have the power to make decisions on issues that will affect everyone's lives. Control of the state legislatures, the US House of Representatives and the US Senate are at stake. It is past time for youn...

Stop Congratulating Yourself, Hollywood — You’re Cowards

Stop Congratulating Yourself, Hollywood — You’re Cowards

by Eli Duncan, Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

At the height of the #MeToo movement, everyone thought that Hollywood was finally cleansing itself from all the terrible people that plague the landscape. Yet, Hollywood can’t help itself but deliver us some interesting characters. Once the floodgates of women accusing Harvey Weinstein opened, 8...

People Should be More Open to Talk About Politics

People Should be More Open to Talk About Politics

by Joseph David, Copy Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

In the United States, talking about politics has crossed the line of taboo. All too often the idea of talking politics evokes great fear. Together with religion, politics is the unspeakable subject that most avoid and at all costs choose to ignore. This is due in large to the conflicts that have aris...

Is Reading a Fad?

Is Reading a Fad?

by Rhiannon Belanger, Junior Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under books, ENTERTAINMENT, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Reading has always been something I like to do and as far as I know, my peers feel the same way. However, it recently came to my attention that a lot of my friends had not finished a book since 8th grade. That is three years for them! The biggest question racing through my head was “is our generatio...

Parental Pressure Suppresses Growth

Parental Pressure Suppresses Growth

by Mya Nielson, Junior Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under lifestyle, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The connection between a parent and a child is integral to the development of a person and has been examined and studied throughout time. The main role of a parent is to ensure the safety and prosperity of their children, yet sometimes, their means of motivation can be less helpful and more discourag...

We Are Destroying Our Planet

We Are Destroying Our Planet

by Bailey Uzzardo, Senior Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

From the time cars were invented and the start of the burning of fossil fuels, we have been polluting our precious world. Motor vehicles produce many harmful chemicals and sulfur dioxide. All of these things pollute the air and make it so the air we breathe isn't clean. “Should air pollution ...

The Internet (and Social Media) Ruined Travel

The Internet (and Social Media) Ruined Travel

by Eli Duncan, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The internet has made travel far more accessible than ever before. Sure, international data is expensive but trading Apple Maps or Siri for a paper map or far worse, talking to someone new, is a hard sell for most people. And gone are the days where it was a herculean task to book a flight and hotel...

Love Simon’s Impact on LGBT Youth

Love Simon’s Impact on LGBT Youth

by Michelle Trajtman, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Love Simon had everyone counting down the days for its release and it definitely exceeded all the expectations. This movie featured controversial topics that are still big in our society, that are starting to become more accepted than they had been before. With a lead character who is not only gay, but Afr...

Bullying is Not an Issue

by Joseph David, News Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Within the past several years the concept of the bully who engages in bullying has been widely spoken of and globalized in America and in many areas of the world. Schools everywhere invite guest speakers and lecture students on how to be weak and meager. It is simply not only the concept of bullying th...

How Fortnite Took Over the World

How Fortnite Took Over the World

by Eli Duncan, Opinions Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

If you are a human with ears and a Snapchat, you have undoubtedly heard about or have seen Fortnite every day without fail. Even in the wake of PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS’ (PUBG) success, this battle royale game rose to the top and became one of the most successful games in recent years. In the beginning, For...

Why Dress Code is Important

Why Dress Code is Important

by Joseph David, News Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

The school dress code debate has raged on for an eternity. One side claims that school dress code is inherently sexist and bias toward one specific group of people. They also propagate the idea that dress code in school is unnecessary. I would beg to differ, and decree that dress code is in fact impo...

A Punny Article

A Punny Article

by Jordy Selznick, Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

I don’t want to get to curried away here, but it appears that puns are having a bit of a renaissance. From punny t-shirts to coffee cups emblazoned with pun-liners, having fun with the English language never gets old. In fact, the practice of this pun-derful practice dates back to ancient history...

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