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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...

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...

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