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Tackling political issues in NFL

Tackling political issues in NFL

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is the biggest sporting event every year in terms of viewership and magnitude. The Super Bowl brings all eyes on the National Football League (NFL), the teams, owners, players and really anyone associated with professional football. Yet, with all of the hype of the big game, I am extremely disappointed...

January Columns: Gun control, Super Bowl, LeBron James

January Columns: Gun control, Super Bowl, LeBron James

Max Torem, Lauren Kurtzer, and Joshua Patterson

January 27, 2017


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OPINION: Just a few weeks ago, 2015 SHS graduate Trey Gentry decided to enter the Smashburger on Cornell Road and shoot an employee named Josh Abbott. Abbott was shot twice, and one of the bullets punctured his femoral artery, which is critical in supplying blood to the rest of the body. Abb...

January Staff Editorial: The importance of being truthful in media

January Staff Editorial: The importance of being truthful in media

January 25, 2017


Filed under Staff Editorial

In America, freedom of the press is a fundamental right. There is a reason that it is in the First Amendment of our Constitution. It allows citizens and voters to have access to all of the facts, instead of just the ones that people in power use to support their arguments. However, this freedom is not...

Family helps make a difference

Family helps make a difference

Maddi Saunders, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What is more important? Family time? Or free time? If I had to chose, I would say family time. In my house, family is an important aspect of life and a big influence on relationships with your family members. When my sisters and I were younger, we did not spend a lot of time together, so we felt like...

Ice-melting salt dumps negatively affects environment

Ice-melting salt dumps negatively affects environment

Emily Chien, Leaflet Managing Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A shocking 22 million tons of this are poured over streets each year, over 137 pounds person. What is it? Surprisingly, it is salt. Think of how your tongue feels when you eat just a bit too much salt, then imagine the amount of road salt that fills the roads in the wintertime. The roads and environment...

Golden Globes golden girl

Golden Globes golden girl

Sara Margolis,  Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


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Starring in a movie is a big deal, but starring in a movie that won seven Golden Globes is even bigger. But with that comes great responsibility to rock the red carpet. Emma Stone, in my opinion, was the best dressed on the red carpet of the 2017 Golden Globes. Stone wore a custom Valentino gown, picked out...

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Sam Ruskin, Alex Karev, and David Sung

January 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Social media transforms journalism

Social media transforms journalism

Benjamin Ruskin, Executive Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Both genders fighting for equality

Both genders fighting for equality

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

January 10, 2017


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December Columns: Concealed carry, Penn State, Bengals

December Columns: Concealed carry, Penn State, Bengals

Max Torem, Joshua Patterson, and Lauren Kurtzer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Columns

OPINION: After the recent attack on Ohio State University (OSU), a question that has swept the nation in the past has resurfaced. The question is whether or not college campuses should allow concealed carry. The answer is no. Imagine if OSU did allow concealed carry on their campus. Now imagine if s...

College conference conundrum strikes

College conference conundrum strikes

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Project Director

December 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The college football season is starting to wind down, and as we approach postseason play, the College Football Playoff Committee has determined the four teams that will compete for the national championship. This system has already been shown to be a better way to determine the national champion tha...

November Columns: Legalizing marijuana, examining SEC, finding common ground with sports

November Columns: Legalizing marijuana, examining SEC, finding common ground with sports

Max Torem, Lauren Kurtzer, and Joshua Patterson

December 16, 2016


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OPINION: I am not a stoner. I do not smoke marijuana. I do not recommend getting high. I do, however, support the legalization of the drug. Regardless of whether or not it is legal, marijuana is being used in all 50 states. After the commencement of the recent election, it has been legalized i...

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