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...

Students react to Seneca’s costume ban

Students react to Seneca’s costume ban

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

November 2, 2015


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Seneca Valley High School announced Monday morning that they were not allowing students to dress up in costumes for Halloween, resulting in many angered students and causing several inconveniences. In fact, the only festive wear deemed tolerable is the black and orange attire suggested for spirit...

Police: Crime Busters or Crime Starters?

Police: Crime Busters or Crime Starters?

Melissa John, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013


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When is the line crossed between crime fighting and fair justice? In today's society, police have gone to just about every extreme in order to catch a criminal,  but simply because a man with a badge is doing something, does that make it just? It has been an ongoing discussion that the use of ...

Public Transportation: In Need of Repair

Melissa John, Staff Writer

December 10, 2012


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With populations in many cities reaching all-time highs, it would make sense that the safety behind public transportation was progressing, too. However idealistic this sounds, this is surely not the case. Public transportation has been made into a necessity for many city-goers as they go about their...

Political Opinions and Social Networking Should Not Be Mixed

Shannon Turgeon, News Editor

November 5, 2012


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With the November 6 election fast approaching, politics have become a popular conversation topic around Seneca Valley. Students can find themselves surrounded by political discussions at all times- in the hallways, during class, and even while participating in extracurricular activities. However, those...

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: Hilarious or Humiliating?

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: Hilarious or Humiliating?

Melissa John, Staff Writer

September 9, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, OP/ED, Showcase

Reality television has become all the rage in today's modern society. With shows like Jersey Shore, Survivor and TLC's newest edition, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, fans all over are tuning in every week. The hot question asked by many is whether or not shows like these are in fact ruining television. ...

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