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College is king

College is king

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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Dangers of television affects viewers

Dangers of television affects viewers

Jack Wolfe, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


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Whether it is watching a movie at home or watching a weekly show, television is not unknown. A lot of people watch TV, but could too much of a good thing be bad? Children ages two through 11 watch over 24 hours of TV per week while adults ages 35 through 49 watch more than 33 hours, according to data...

February 2018 Columns: How journalists, ‘Wonder’ change lives

February 2018 Columns: How journalists, ‘Wonder’ change lives

Allyson Bonhaus and Sara Margolis

March 9, 2018


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OPINION: In the era of fake news and bashing the media, it is hard to remember why journalism matters. News corporations are the watchers of society, the government, and the world. Recently, the importance of journalism, especially investigative journalism, has been highlighted by the case invo...

The barrier into adulthood

The barrier into adulthood

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2018


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Legally, children cross the bridge into adulthood at the age of 18. These "adults" can get married, enter legal contracts, get a credit card, vote, or serve on a jury, yet, by the namesake of their age, they are still teens. Our society hypes the big one-eight birthday, maybe less than turning 16,...

February 2018 Staff Editorial: Feminism is more than just a word

February 2018 Staff Editorial: Feminism is more than just a word

March 4, 2018


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Merriam Webster’s 2017 Word of the Year. Not quite profanity, but sometimes it can feel just as contentious, shocking, and hard to interpret. Feminism. A 2016 poll from “The Washington Post” found that only six in ten American women and one in three men consider themselves feminists. Y...

‘More than just a drug problem’

‘More than just a drug problem’

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“America will not overcome this epidemic overnight. But just like Americans always will - I do think we have to change our ways, and we will - but we will prevail. We’re going to beat it.   “We’re going to get tough, we’re going to get angry, and we’re going to win,” said President...

Catching colds

Catching colds

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Winter and spring are the worst times to get sick. It seems that germs spread even more rapidly than they normally do. But even when students are sick, they still seem to come to school. School causes so much stress on students that many feel the need to still come even if they are feeling ill or...

January 2018 Columns: Taking action to combat sexism, looking at TV locations that exist in real life

January 2018 Columns: Taking action to combat sexism, looking at TV locations that exist in real life

Allyson Bonhaus and Sara Margolis

February 6, 2018


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OPINION: When I watched the Golden Globes, I thought, “This protest is amazing. The united effort they showed about a topic swept under the rug for too long is revolutionary.” And it was. But, the message on how to change society was not in the headlines. Actors and actresses have become sudd...

Kardashians influence spring fashion

Kardashians influence spring fashion

February 5, 2018


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Once the holidays are over, many quickly become tired of wearing itchy Christmas sweaters, lugging around bulky jackets, and having to cycle through jeans; to sum, winter fashion loses its charm. But there is an end in sight for winter fashion woes. Next month is the start of spring, making now the...

Freaky food dominates global eating

Freaky food dominates global eating

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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Eating is an usual task of everyone’s daily lives. But in many countries, the “normal” food differs. In America, we enjoy different kinds of meat (mainly pork and beef), salads, different types of breads, and many others. Other people from around the world may find these weird, but that is a ch...

January 2018 Staff Editorial: Mental health is important to discuss

January 2018 Staff Editorial: Mental health is important to discuss

February 1, 2018


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Mental health is an issue scarcely talked about in our society. Unlike physical injuries, mental health is not immediately, or in some cases ever, visible. Thus, these issues in adolescents are often dismissed and written off as “teenage angst.” Feeling sad or anxious is a normal part of any person’s...

Failing to see color

Failing to see color

Yvanna Reyes, Video Chief

January 31, 2018


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In recent weeks, race relations have come to the forefront of issues at local high schools. Racial slurs were advertised, prejudicial ideologies were affirmed, and white supremacist rallies were attended. Aside from their inexcusable nature, these incidents have one thing in common: a young person...

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