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Are the B and T in LGBT Silent?

Are the B and T in LGBT Silent?

Shaina Silverman, Opinion Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

While certain rights for people within the LGBTQA community are finally being granted, there are still some people who lack the recognition given to cisgender gay men and women. For those who don’t know, “cisgender” refers to a person born with male genitalia who identifies as a man, or a person b...

How do strict and passive parenting affect children? And which is better?

How do strict and passive parenting affect children?  And which is better?

Rebecca LaManna, Opinion Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Recently, there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding how the 21st-century parent should raise his or her kids. Is it better to have a firm grip on how children spend their time and whom they spend it with? Some parents say that if they keep tabs on where their kids are and whom they’re wit...

Why Do Americans See the Same Movies Every Year?

Why Do Americans See the Same Movies Every Year?

Danielle Silverman

September 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Movies have become a large part of American culture; everyone sees movies somehow, either in the theaters or at home. So, obviously, having such a diverse country calls for many kinds of movies, which we have to a degree. But, all these movies seem to mimic each other. Every year, there are always similarities...

Donald Trump and Political Correctness

Donald Trump and Political Correctness

Taylor Fox, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Somewhere, Vladimir Putin is sitting in an underground lair cackling to himself over the decline of American virtue. Why, you ask? Well, if you consider yourself a functioning member of society, there is a strong chance that you have borne witness to the monstrosity that is Donald Trump’s presidentia...

Is The New Middle Age Crisis Happening Between The Ages of 14 and 18?

Is The New Middle Age Crisis Happening Between The Ages of 14 and 18?

Rebecca LaManna, Opinion Writer

September 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been stressed out about tests, friends, looks or clubs? Of course you have! Today, there is so much pressure on teenagers to look a certain way and be friends with certain people, all while maintaining good grades and participating in extracurricular activities. First, let’s address...

How Much Are We Worth? A Common Adolescent Question

How Much Are We Worth? A Common Adolescent Question

Shayna Greene, Opinion Editor

June 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again when upperclassmen get a bit anxious over the next five years of their lives. They ask themselves: “What Advanced Placement courses will look most impressive on my résumé?” “If I volunteer at a soup kitchen and feed dozens of homeless people, how many community...

It’s Just High School, Right?

It’s Just High School, Right?

Taylor Fox, Junior Editor

May 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

EL PASO, TX— Every day is a new adventure for self-declared high-school superstar Ivy Lang, a junior at Midland High School. The sixteen-year-old declared on Monday that she is “happier and more fulfilled than ever” from neglecting her family, friends, and general mental stability in exchange...

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Ilana Desmond, Sports Editor

May 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The issue of whether college athletes should be paid for their time and effort in playing a sport is a topic of controversy.  Some argue that being a student-athlete is a full-time job and therefore deserves a paycheck.  Others believe that student-athletes are already being paid their scholarship...

The Global Demand for Free Press in the Twenty-First Century: What Are We Doing Wrong?

The Global Demand for Free Press in the Twenty-First Century: What Are We Doing Wrong?

Ellen Tricomi, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

This undeclared "Free Press Revolution" has taken the world by storm in the most unlikely of countries. Movies banned, cartoonists gunned down and journalists imprisoned–it sounds like the premise of a bad dystopian book. But, it, in fact, is a reality in countries such as the US, France and Australia. Treatment of journalists and artists has manifested in hackings, marches and protests. Free press and expression is a natural right with which nearly every country provides its citizens; though it now seems to be nullified by extremist groups with their own agendas.

Do You Like You?

Do You Like You?

Natalie Migliore, Business Manager

May 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In a world where everyone is worried about looking good we often seem to forget that it's important to feel good too. Not only is it important to have a positive self-reflection, but for others to have one as well. We all may not have the same levels of confidence, but imagine if you were to say positi...

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