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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...

Point/Counterpoint: Is the new start time an improvement?

Point/Counterpoint: Is the new start time an improvement?

Marin Fehl and Mercy Tsay

September 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/CounterPoint

Yes! The official school start and end times were changed after a period of stagnancy at the start of this year and admittedly, there was some anxiety over the new schedule.   With the later start to the day, students must drive during rush hour. Although this is a setback, ultimately the later start time was the right choice.   There’s a lot less pressur...

3D printed guns are a click away

3D printed guns are a click away

Josh Morrison

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The debate over gun control takes a new turn: 3D printed firearms. With the release of the blueprints by Defense Distributed earlier this month, the possibility of printed weapons changes from a hypothetical to reality.   The issue itself began in 2013, when the organization in question developed the world’s first printed gun, then publishing the bluepri...

Defending Democracy

Defending Democracy

September 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Founding Fathers decided that journalism mattered in 1787. So much so that they decided to ensure a free press was the only occupation to be protected by the Constitution. This isn’t something that should be taken lightly.   Journalism isn’t the “enemy of the people,” it’s the protector. It’s the guardian of democracy. It’s the c...

Students: start saving for college

Students: start saving for college

Madison Forbis

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Higher education is becoming an increasingly more competitive market. Schools that were once commonly considered safety schools have become reach schools for many. As a college degree becomes increasingly expected in the workforce, more and more people are considering college for their post-graduate...

Reopen restrooms

Reopen restrooms

Reema Patel

May 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You remember the whole water bottle you drank during 1st period halfway through a test worth a quarter of your grade and, with reluctant permission from the teacher, you hurry to the nearest restroom only to find a sign with the fateful message: “closed”. This one word sends you on a ten-minute wild goo...

We need gun control policy change and action

We need gun control policy change and action

Katie Delk

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After 19-year-old, depressed Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, President Donald Trump offered "prayers and condolences." But with 30 mass shootings just this year as of Feb. 14, according to the Gun Violence Archive, we need more than j...

COLUMN: Community Service

COLUMN: Community Service

Madison Forbis

February 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I met a homeless person at my one and only time at the local food pantry and it made me realize that my life is great and theirs isn’t.” Sound familiar? It must to college admissions officers. With the rise of mandatory community service hours in American high schools, community service...

Halloween just isn’t the same anymore

Halloween just isn’t the same anymore

Lauren Komar

October 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween was my favorite holiday. Since I can remember, Halloween was my favorite day. I would spend hours figuring out which costume to wear each year. Was I going to be one of the many Disney princesses or opt for a scarier look like Ghostface from Scream, or Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th? The...

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