A letter to the junior class

A letter to the junior class

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


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If you think about it, high school really isn’t that bad. To clarify, not every part of the educational experience is likable.  Between essays, exams, and extracurriculars, the amount of sleep I get per night hasn’t surpassed five hours since eighth grade.  Sometimes, I, like every other student...

Is Sanders line “Excuse me I’m talking” sexist?

Is Sanders line “Excuse me I’m talking” sexist?

Lucas Ryan, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


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During the Democratic debate last Sunday night, Clinton interrupted Sanders mid-sentence, and he responded by saying "Excuse me, I'm talking." and then proceeded to finish his sentence. This is twice that things he has said have been blown completely out of proportion, once for him saying this and...

Cam Newton receives plenty of criticisms after Super Bowl loss

Cam Newton receives plenty of criticisms after Super Bowl loss

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


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After Super Bowl 50 left hundreds of millions of viewers with plenty to talk about, most football fans reacted in many different ways to the big game's two biggest players: Peyton Manning and Cam Newton. The Denver Broncos' and Carolina Panthers' respective quarterbacks did not play extensively well...

The SATs: More trouble than they’re worth?

The SATs: More trouble than they’re worth?

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

February 4, 2016


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  Saturday, January 23 marked my first run-in with the SATs. I awoke bright and early that morning, nearly the same time I’m required to force myself out of my tangle of bedsheets every morning before school. Much to my displeasure, the SATs were conducted far before the sun began to peek...

Oscar nominations’ lack of diversity will hopefully elicit changes

Oscar nominations’ lack of diversity will hopefully elicit changes

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016


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The 2016 Academy Awards, which will be held in late February, will inevitably see white actors and actresses take home all four of the ceremony's acting awards. This is an undeniable fact, since all 20 nominees for the men's and women's awards (in both lead acting and supporting acting categories)...

Whom does affirmative action really benefit?

Whom does affirmative action really benefit?

Caroline Foley

January 26, 2016


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It started out as a good idea: increase diversity at college campuses across the nation and benefit those who may otherwise find difficulties in the process of being accepted into an institute of higher education.  But at some point, one must ask, how fair is it to exclude some at the benefit of others? According...

Drug and alcohol abuse correlation with celebrities

Drug and alcohol abuse correlation with celebrities

Caila Rentz, Contributor

January 21, 2016


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In recent years, the careers of famed musicians and actors have been cut short due to drug and alcohol related problems, likely stemming from personal issues that don’t seem evident to the naked eye. Although death due to drug and alcohol related factors have claimed the lives of countless stars...

Christmas and the other forgotten holidays dominate December

Christmas and the other forgotten holidays dominate December

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

December 21, 2015


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Throughout the years, the true meaning of Christmas, as well as the holidays sharing the month of December, have been forgotten with the excessive amount of festivities. This Christmas season is yet another annual reminder of how commercialized modern society has become. With all of the lights strung...

Why can’t students wear hats during school?

Why can’t students wear hats during school?

Lucas Ryan, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015


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What is so bad about wearing a hat in school? For many, this question isn't worth their time. But for others who have actually sat down and thought about it, why can't we? What circumstances justify the fact I can wear a hat, bandanna,  or hood just about anywhere besides school, but once I c...

Tragic attacks in Lebanon receive little media coverage

Tragic attacks in Lebanon receive little media coverage

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015


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During a week that will surely go down as one of the saddest in recent world history, hundreds of innocent people died in malicious and militaristic attacks all over the world. Yet the American population will inevitably be left in the dark regarding parts of what happened last Thursday and Friday. The...

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