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Phones are phones, not friends: Social media is not social interaction

Eileen Moynihan, Staff Writer
February 6, 2014
Filed under Opinion

We have reached a point in our existence as human beings where our technology is starting to interfere with our face-to-face communication. Technology, especially the use of cell phones, is changing the meaning of social interaction. Girls’ Night at my house has become a no-cell phone zone. My friends...

Slut-shaming: embrace, don’t disgrace the female form

Becca Handford, Staff Writer
February 4, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The bell for first period rings. Students flood the halls walking in tandem with their peers. Teachers stand watch outside their room for the first crop of students to fill their class. A high school girl walks down the linoleum hallway adjusting her skirt, fixing her hair, assuring herself that he...

Fairness must factor into midterm grades

Olivia Giorlandino, Graphics & Layout Editor
January 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Contrary to popular opinion, midterms are not a horrendous fire-breathing dragon sent to torture students during the frigid month of January. Though difficult to admit, midterms do serve an important purpose: they force students to actually learn the material they may have forgotten since September...

Mandela will live on through his lessons

Malik Daley, Staff Writer
December 20, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Nelson Mandela was a man that inspired the world to become better human beings. Mandela, a prominent figure in South Africa and the world, passed away on December 5, 2013. Most teens and children today don’t realize what Nelson Mandela accomplished in his life and his significant importance because...

Burrito Battle: Chipotle or Moe’s?

Malik Daley & Danny Keller, Staff Writers
November 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Moe's Knows "Welcome to Moe’s!" There is nothing better than hearing that friendly welcome prior to chomping on flavorful Mexican food. Moe’s offers items such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas, salads, stacks and even burrito bowls. Wow, can’t say we’ve seen any other store offer this much v...

Burrito Battle (part II): Chipotle or Moe’s?

Julie Lief & Taylor Reynolds, Editorial Board
November 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion

We say Chipotle! With the Marlborough food plaza just seconds away, we students face a very difficult decision in contemplating where to eat when it comes to lunch time. Will we get a mac n’ cheese from Panera today? Or an Italian foot long from Subway? Or a McChicken from McDonald’s? But what about P...

The Common Denominator: Bathroom Graffiti, The End of an Era?

The Common Denominator: Bathroom Graffiti, The End of an Era?

Matt Palmer & Robert Kerstens, Columnists
November 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  "Tim wuz here 420 Blaze it" -Tim ******* Since the addition of the Everyday Rules Clause to Section VII of the student handbook, bathroom graffiti has become an illegal activity punishable by up to a 10 day suspension for repeat offenders. However like a petri dish packed with deadly pathog...

Students shouldn’t flip over classrooms

Mark Hatem, Staff Writer
November 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Although my days here at the Gonk are numbered and the effect that a potential shift to flipped classrooms would have on me is minimal, I feel it is my duty to defend what is right for the future education of the Tomahawks. The idea of a flipped classroom is simple; you listen to lectures online (wh...

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