Facebook deaths and the power of social media

Facebook deaths and the power of social media

Julia Green, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With the many wonders of social media can also come many indescribable horrors. In recent days, a string of heinous crimes have swarmed the news, beginning what many fear will become a social media murder trend.    On April 16th, many were mortified to learn of a gruesome murder committed by S...

Losing the Great Barrier Reef is a sign

Losing the Great Barrier Reef is a sign

Jordan Boright, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

 Climate change has not been kind to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Earth’s greatest natural wonders.    Rising ocean temperatures have caused massive amounts of coral bleaching in reefs, turning once vibrant underwater scenery into bleak colorless wastelands.    “I find it's sad...

Romanticized Suicide in 13 Reasons Why

Romanticized Suicide in 13 Reasons Why

Gabriela Miller and Jordan Klein
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

13 Reasons Why is a popular television show that’s streamed by Netflix, and is mainly watched by high schoolers or middle schoolers. It explains the 13 reasons why high school sophomore Hannah Baker decides to end her life. The show is based off of a book of the same title written by Jay Asher, and the TV show is...

Are police body cameras effective?

Are police body cameras effective?

Connor Corrigan, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The use of police body cameras has been a widely debated issue throughout the state of California and the United States at large. A study conducted in 2013, in which 489 officers were equipped with on-personnel cameras, showed that the officers equipped with these cameras had at least a sixty per...

Student Commentary: Obamacare repeal rejected

Mark Liu, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last week, President Trump announced his decision to pull a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as it is better known, from the floor of Congress just hours before a vote was scheduled. With the Affordable Care Act still in place and no replacement in sight, Tr...

The Controversy Behind Similar Prom Dresses

The Controversy Behind Similar Prom Dresses

Claire Helmer, Sports Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Junior Prom and Senior Ball are huge events that almost every high school student looks forward too. And as spring dance season approaches, so does the pressure students face to search for the perfect dress. "You only go to Prom and Ball once so i think everyone deserves their own special and uniqu...

Student Commentary: Republican Health Care Plan is a Failure

Student Commentary: Republican Health Care Plan is a Failure

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Obamacare wasn’t perfect, but it did a lot of things right: it mandated preventative treatment to reduce emergency treatment, reduced insurance inflation rates from 4 percent to 0.5 percent, allowed children to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26, ensured coverage for pre-existing conditions, an...

Millennials living with their parents

Millennials living with their parents

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The ungrateful millennial living in his or her parents’ home has become a common trope for many comedy shows and routines as more millennials have begun to move back in with their parents. However, instead of attributing this to a deeply entrenched sense of entitlement, we should consider significant ...

Stop asking celebrities to prom!

Stop asking celebrities to prom!

Fiona McHugh, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

During the spring months of school there has been an influx of promposals. Teenagers have been asking celebrities to their school dances, which is kind of weird.    Fans have “proposed” to celebrities via videos, twitter, or instagram. Personally, I find these videos slightly creepy in a sta...

Are Trump’s political actions inspiring hate crimes?

Are Trump’s political actions inspiring hate crimes?

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Through the month of January, 48 Jewish Community Centers across 27 states and a Canadian province received a wave of bomb threats. Over the months leading up to this, many incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism and graffiti have been noted in cities like New York. Donald Trump has responded to the spike in cr...

What makes a good student?

What makes a good student?

Matthew Sioson, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

     Being a good student means different things to different people, but for me, it means being well-rounded and enjoying your time in school. As for qualities of a good student and what they should practice, students have varying opinions.      “[A good student is] Somebody who i...

USA vs Canadian politics

USA vs Canadian politics

Connor Corrigan, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

    Throughout the 2016-17 presidential election, I have heard countless people say “Well if Trump wins, we’re moving to Canada.” Sarcastically or otherwise, these comments are grounds for delving into the political differences and similarities between these two neighboring nations.    ...

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