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Cultural assimilation is complicated

Cultural assimilation is complicated

Josh Morrison

May 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Among the most divisive and sensitive debates in the first world, arguably more so than immigration itself, is the assimilation of immigrants into society and what that should look like. It is generally assumed in every country that new arrivals should learn to be a part of their new environment,...

The Republican Party is dividing the United States

The Republican Party is dividing the United States

Jaden Shemesh

May 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have always been a Democrat. I remember how excited my parents were about Obama winning in '08, and from then on, I just counted myself as one without really paying attention to national politics. That only really started to change during the 2016 Presidential Election. I had wondered how this country...

We need Big Red changes

We need Big Red changes

Katie Delk

February 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We need more funding for the arts. Students have paint but do not canvases in the art room. Students sing in the halls but there is not a chorus or a space to learn and develop these skills.  Students have one director who leads band and orchestra, while many other schools have two dif...

To our leaders: take note

To our leaders: take note

February 19, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

For our nation: Members of Congress need to listen to their constituents. They’re elected to govern by the people, so they should govern for them. But it goes beyond just listening, it requires action. Those who govern need to show us that it’s beyond their own self-interests by listening t...

The black gate should not be locked

The black gate should not be locked

Lauren Komar

November 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Within the last two years, the gate that opens to allow kids to get in and out from the bus ramp and senior lot, also known as the “back gate” remains locked even when school just starts. I understand that we need to keep the gate locked for security reasons, but locking this gate also means that a...

We need to address mental health

We need to address mental health

November 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Hidden behind closed doors. Whispered between families. Shoved behind a curtain of secrecy. But there’s no need for it to be a secret. Over 20 percent of teenagers aged 13-18 have or will have some form of mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It’s not a rarity. It...

The government needs to protect the environment

The government needs to protect the environment

Asher Montgomery

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Under our current state government, there is very little enforcement of environmental protection laws and no prosecution of the many individuals and corporate polluters in Florida. Not only are laws not being enforced, but our government has degraded our environmental protection system by shutting down...

Kanye West is the Kanye best

Kanye West is the Kanye best

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Steve Jobs, Tupac, Bill Gates, Van Gogh, Howard Hughes, Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather, Michael Jackson, Hitler, David Bowie, Superman, Picasso, Jesus Christ, Walt Disney, Andy Warhol, Kris Jenner, Shakespeare, Willy Wonka and God. What do the people listed above have in common? They are all people...

We need to stop buying racist Halloween costumes

We need to stop buying racist Halloween costumes

Ria Dey

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dressing up for Halloween is supposed to be exciting. Halloween is a holiday meant for everyone to participate in. But how is possible for those of different ethnicities and backgrounds to enjoy parties and trick-or-treating when the costumes around them are constantly making a mockery of everything...

Our prison system is inhumane

Our prison system is inhumane

Ria Dey

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s no secret that America’s prison system is brutal, inhumane, and downright disrespectful. Those unlucky enough to fall into the hands of our prison system- this happens to be over 25 percent of the United States population - often suffer from the negative results of mass incarceratio...

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