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Freshman Year

Freshman Year

Kayla Sakayan and Natalie Ugenti

November 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Freshman year; the year when 9th graders take a leap of faith in their educational careers and dive into the new adventures of high school. For most, this can be scary, considering freshman are no longer the big fish in the little pond. From meeting new people to fostering old friendships, high school can be a rollercoaster filled with ups and downs.

Is Sleep Really Important For Your Academic Career?

Is Sleep Really Important For Your Academic Career?

Jason Devaraj, Guest Contributor

May 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Sleep is something everyone needs, but not something everyone gets enough of. It is recommended that we get an average of 7-8 hours of sleep every night, but do we actually meet that recommendation? Sleep is very important to your body, and is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Also, sleep is very...

Predicting the Future Isn’t As It Seems

Predicting the Future Isn’t As It Seems

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Can you imagine how the future of the world will look like? One thing is for sure - it will be very different. Just imagine what the technology, climate, and the surrounding environment will look like. The future we are heading into can be a better or a worse place. There is obviously no right answer. M...

The Odd Couple: Washington and the American People

The Odd Couple: Washington and the American People

Taylor Fox, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If America is internationally acclaimed as a beacon of democracy, then why do so many Americans place such little trust in their political institutions? A recent Pew Research Center poll holds that just 19 percent of Americans have faith in their government, a near historic low. The same poll shows that...

Why Are We So Careless About Our Health?

Why Are We So Careless About Our Health?

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Health is perhaps the most important thing in the world. However, we take it for granted. We are so careless about our health. We make choices and decisions that seem to pave a path to an awful wellbeing. Seriously, how many times do you eat fast food even though you are well aware it’s bad? How ma...

Are the 2016 Candidates and Election an Indication of this Country’s Doomed Fate as a Democratic Republic?

Are the 2016 Candidates and Election an Indication of this Country’s Doomed Fate as a Democratic Republic?

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The election season is in no way over. In fact, it’s heating up each day. It is burning away our sense of politics. ”  Sure, the number of candidates have shrunk from the start of the campaign season on both sides of the aisle. However, you know far too well that the heart of this political election...

Besides What You See, I Have Confidence In Me

Besides What You See, I Have Confidence In Me

Meghan Italo, Opinion Writer

March 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Confidence is extremely sought after, especially among young people who desire success both socially and academically. So, what makes someone confident? Confidence is being able to have trust in yourself. It is being able to firmly believe in your actions, not having to regret your decisions. You...

Is Obsession with Popular Brands Inevitable in Today’s World?

Is Obsession with Popular Brands Inevitable in Today’s World?

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dictionary.com defines popular as “regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general.” It defines obsession as “the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.”  Do these apply in any way to today’s society? You bet, it does! Our soc...

On Climate Change and Politics

On Climate Change and Politics

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It seems that politics is being shoved into our faces this election season. This is mainly due to the explosive statements and exchanges of the candidates, especially Mr. Trump, and his political party. Unfortunately, since politics often entails controversy, it can also result in the spreading of inco...

Will Trump Lead to the Destruction of the Republican Party?

Will Trump Lead to the Destruction of the Republican Party?

Gabrielle Safian, Politics Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump is poised to win the Republican nomination after his many primary and caucus wins of the last few weeks. The Republican Party is  horrified that, in November, Trump may lose the election to the Democrats or make a drastic move that could destroy the modern GOP. The United States gove...

Listening: How Much Do We Miss?

Listening: How Much Do We Miss?

Meghan Italo, Opinion Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

You probably hear a lot from older generations that young people today just don’t know how to listen. How much truth is behind that statement? Are our communication skills really going down the drain? Next time you’re in the cafeteria, look around at some of the tables. I guarantee you that th...

The Ultimate Age Mix-Up? Bernie Sanders and the Youth

The Ultimate Age Mix-Up? Bernie Sanders and the Youth

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Bernie Sanders is in his seventies (74, to be exact). A major group of people that Bernie has been doing well with is apparently the youth. In all fairness, this seems to be very ironic. Sure, Bernie is doing great with the young people of America, but such a small number of them actually vote. For exam...

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