Schools must educate students on the use of slurs

December 11, 2018


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From the racist and homophobic slanders spelled out by California students in their senior pictures to the Wisconsin high school students who saluted Hitler in a group photo, there is no denying that racism, homophobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and religious intolerance are still at large in this generation....

The worldwide sand crisis

The worldwide sand crisis

Ian Doyle, Managing Editor

December 11, 2018


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Today, many wide-scale issues dominate the news and get everyone’s attention, just as they should. However, some issues don’t get that special attention and are swept aside. So today I’d like to talk about the serious issue of the worldwide sand shortage. According to NPR station, sand is actually...

What the migrant caravan shows about the United States

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

December 11, 2018


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  The events that took place at the Mexican- American border on November 25 have not left my mind, due to the fact migrants were force to fled from the use of tear gas. Part of me does not want to write this because I am in still in shock. I keep having to look at the countless news stories trying...

Education provides the first step in preventing assault

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

October 30, 2018


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The Kavanaugh hearing and nomination has brought one thing to our attention: the nation needs better consent education to ensure we live in a different America. Better education on consent and healthy relationships at the high school level is a practical idea no matter what side of the political aisle...

The different effects of global warming

Courtney Mettler, Gracie Schultz, Sports Editor, Production Editor

October 30, 2018


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The looming effects of global warming have put the Earth on a devastating path; in twelve years we will face a catastrophic environmental breakdown. So what is to blame for this approaching breakdown? Humans. Our daily activities have changed the Earth’s natural greenhouse, and according to SmartNews,...

The importance of having a hobby

Ian Doyle, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


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One of the most important traits to have that is majorly overlooked is having a hobby, but having some free time is valuable as well. Having something to be passionate about and really enjoy can help someone calm down, stay focused, and remember why they put in the hard work they do in a school or work...

Controversy over the #MeToo movement

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

October 30, 2018


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On average, one in three women and one in six men will experience a form of sexual harassment in their lives, according to the National Sexual Violence Research Center. The center also noted that out of 1000 rapes reported, 994 of those perpetrators will walk free. To read that makes me sick. Realizing...

The controversy and effects of veganism

Gracie Schultz, Production Editor

September 25, 2018


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Over the course of the summer and the new school year, a lot has happened in the world and to me personally. Views have changed and there has been a lot of controversy rising throughout different events. The world is changing and people definitely change with it, whether or not it’s for the good of...

Colleges don’t define you

Ian Doyle, Entertainment Editor

September 25, 2018


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If high school students were asked what they were doing after high school, for many, his would cause a lot of stress as they try to come up with an answer. That is because everything sounds like it leads to college. People have other options, and everyone has some idea of what they would like to do,...

Racial diversity in the media

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

September 25, 2018


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Growing up as a racial minority, I had never seen a lot of representation of Mexicans in the media. There was only a handful of women and men that I could relate to on a cultural level that were shown on television and magazines. However, things have been changing for the better in 2018. Though they...

Letter To The Editor

Dustin Zubert, English Teacher

September 25, 2018


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  I was walking my dog recently and saw some guys fishing in a pond, right next to the “No Fishing” sign. Soon after, I was at a local forest preserve with my kids who saw the “Parents – Please Don’t Allow Your Children to Climb on this Rock” sign, right next to a bunch of kids climbing...

Staff, students must work together for school safety

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

September 25, 2018


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On February 14, 2018, seventeen students and staff at Stoneham Douglas High School were killed. This is just one of the latest school shooting tragedies in schools. Schools are supposed to be a safe place. When students go to school, the worst thing they should fear is maybe a geometry test. Since the...

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