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The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy

The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Controversy

Kayla Sakayan/Natalie Ugenti, Opinion Writers

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The new Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why” has brought up the need for discussion in the teenage and adult communities. If you are one of the many who have watched this empowering, yet controversial hit show, you are aware of the strong emotional impact of the show’s content. By addressing multiple...

Social Media: Friend or Faux?

Social Media: Friend or Faux?

Kayla Sakayan and Natalie Ugenti

February 11, 2017


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Wikipedia defines social media as “Computer-mediated technologies that allow the creating and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.” It has become a worldwide phenomenon, with many different platforms existing to fulfill...

Are Art and Music Unappreciated at Walt Whitman?

Are Art and Music Unappreciated at Walt Whitman?

Jasmine Haug, Opinion Writer

January 7, 2017


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Do high schools offer enough support for art and music? Everyone at school has his or her own niche and talent, whether it be in music, drawing, athletics or theater. However, there is debate over whether or not the arts and the athletic programs receive equal amounts of funding and representation in the district.

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

Kayla Sakayan and Natalie Ugenti

January 7, 2017


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The 2016 presidential election has definitely been one to remember. Supporters of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump have been unable to fully comprehend the results of this election. Opposing views, especially moral ones, have driven the controversy behind it all, creating even more tension in an already politically divided nation. With all the accusations made this year, some voters were overwhelmed and did not know who they could trust to be the next president, others were extremely supportive of their parties. These two forces clashed this election year, causing a major struggle in the fight for the White House.

Students Grading Teachers?

Students Grading Teachers?

Jasmine Haug, Opinion Writer

January 7, 2017


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How would you feel if you could grade your science or math teacher? Teachers today grade their students on homework assignments and tests, but what if students were able to take a survey to grade their teachers? The quality of educators varies from state to state; therefore, by having these student evaluations it can help ensure that they are getting the education they deserve. Giving students the opportunity to evaluate their own teachers will provide constructive criticism on classroom instruction.

High School Foreign Language Classes: Are They Worth it?

High School Foreign Language Classes: Are They Worth it?

Meghan Italo, Opinion Writer

January 3, 2017


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I have heard many students say their foreign language classes are not important. Some say it is unnecessary and does not do enough to help them learn another language; they would rather focus on the classes that really matter. How true are these statements? Are language classes more beneficial than these Whitman students think?

Freshman Year

Freshman Year

Kayla Sakayan and Natalie Ugenti

November 6, 2016


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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.

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