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Bill offers students a chance to graduate

Bill offers students a chance to graduate

February 3, 2017 • 243 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last year, 22 percent of Hillsborough seniors did not receive a diploma. Almost a quarter of seniors went to school for nearly their whole lives and did not receive a diploma for their efforts. How many of these were because they couldn’t pass the standardized tests required to graduate? Pr...

If we want the country to be great again, it starts with us

If we want the country to be great again, it starts with us

December 13, 2016 • 411 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Protests erupt around the country with citizens all over not recognizing Donald Trump as their president-elect. Reports of hate crimes rise as white nationalists celebrate. The increasing polarization of news and voters leads some people to say that if their friends or family voted for the other candidate,...

Dress code debacle distracts us from our education

Dress code debacle distracts us from our education

September 14, 2016 • 380 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s extremely difficult to learn in a classroom where the girls in front of me have such visible, “distracting” shoulders. Give us a break. On our campus, girls have claimed to be dress coded under a “sexist” and “unfair” system. This year, as teachers and administration have been...

Uniforms limit individuality

Uniforms limit individuality

May 24, 2016 • 529 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Clothing is inarguably one of the most prominent ways that students are able to identify themselves. Everyone knows who’s most likely to wear a suit or heels to school, and everyone knows who’s most likely to wear his/ her pajamas to school. However, without the option to freely choose what to wea...

#FightFor15

#FightFor15

April 26, 2016 • 387 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Minimum wage laws have come under scrutiny in recent months, with the two major Democratic presidential candidates advocating for some form of increase to the minimum wage. The #FightForFifteen movement has become a nationwide advocacy group, with members pushing for the minimum wage to be increased...

The immigration issue

The immigration issue

March 29, 2016 • 415 views
Filed under Editorials

On the road to the 2016 general election, few topics have been as hotly debated as U.S. immigration reform. The issue is dominating the media and as discussion has transpired in these past months, has even threatened to drive a wedge through the Republican Party. Candidates and immigration Most notably, preside...

Stop the stereotypes

Stop the stereotypes

February 22, 2016 • 550 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, r&b Magazine

A Spanish-speaking boy who “must be Mexican,” two Asian girls — one Chinese, one Vietnamese — who “look like sisters” and a Haitian boy who “doesn’t act black.” They hear these comments every day, but that doesn’t make it less infuriating. These assumptions are called “microaggressions”...

Talking in code

Talking in code

December 16, 2015 • 429 views
Filed under Editorials

Students can take their pick. They can sit in groups, forming sentences with new vocabulary words in Spanish or French, or they can sit at a computer, learning HTML, CSS and Java. Starting next year, those two completely different classes might be the same, at least in the eyes of the Florida Legislature....

EDITORIAL: We have to help

EDITORIAL: We have to help

October 22, 2015 • 5,555 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“AB, my dear, it breaks my heart that we didn’t know and couldn’t help.” -Post on AB Taiwade’s online memorial Class of 2015 graduate AB Taiwade died last week at the University of Florida. Since then, our normally cheerful campus has been a little quieter. Because last week, the Hi...

#LoveWins?

September 24, 2015 • 423 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

View image | gettyimages.com | Kim Davis, center, stands with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, left, and attorney Mat Staver Davis had just been released from Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky on Sept. 8. Kim Davis quickly became America’s highest-profile cou...

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