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Trumpsgiving: Republican candidate gives thanks, makes holiday great again

Trumpsgiving: Republican candidate gives thanks, makes holiday great again

Diana Roy, Opinion Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The day has finally arrived; months full of anticipation, nail-biting, and draft after draft of the same speech have culminated into a momentous event. That day for all Americans is November 24: Thanksgiving. When Donald J. Trump celebrates this holiday within his mansion, made from steel imported...

Students argue for candidates

Students argue for candidates

November 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Katie Miller Contributing Writer Although often overlooked, Hillary Clinton has draws as a presidential candidate that are unattributed to her opposition’s lack of qualification to hold any office of such esteem. Serving as First Lady, Senator of New York, and Secretary of State prepared her to work with ...

EDITORIAL: Listen up, a vote is a voice

EDITORIAL: Listen up, a vote is a voice

November 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The 2016 election is here; it is unavoidable and it is crucial that teachers and students alike follow the campaign. Speaking directly to our subscribers over eighteen years old, we strongly encourage you to use your constitutional rights and vote. To not vote is to be silent about the outcome of your...

Trump reveals societal issues, lack of morals

Trump reveals societal issues, lack of morals

Darby Kim, Assistant Sports Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

This upcoming election has jeopardized our country’s beliefs and morals. The way Trump attacks, insults, and bashes other candidates represents what our modern society has become. In the past, if so much as a small insult from a candidate was made to another, the whole media would be buzzing. For...

Throwing away your vote

Throwing away your vote

Kayla Morkert, Managing Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Though Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein may better align with a voter’s views, it is not a wise decision to vote for either of these third party candidates. Especially in an election as crucial as this, a major party must remain undivided by third parties in or...

Halloween costumes open to creativity, not offense

Halloween costumes open to creativity, not offense

Tess Herdman, Opinion Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Princesses, pirates, ghosts… stereotypes, victims, and murderers? It’s Halloween time again. When the leaves start to turn, preparation for Halloween celebrations begin. Costume stores pop up, parties are planned, competitions are announced, and people rush to find the scariest, coolest, or funni...

War of Egos: Round Three

War of Egos: Round Three

Carey Davis, Online Editor
October 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In her first response, Hillary Clinton opened the final presidential debate with a question to the American people: “What kind of country do we want to be?” Whether you’re with her or subscribe to the idea of making America great again or are still Bernie or bust, this is the decision staring ...

War of Egos: Round Two

War of Egos: Round Two

Carey Davis, Online Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

“Please allow her to respond. She didn’t talk while you talked.” Anderson Cooper’s reprimand of Donald Trump for interrupting his opponent, Hillary Clinton, emulates the tone of the second Presidential Debate: begrudging parents correcting elementary banter laced with ad hominems. That nigh...

Lack of homeroom leaves students feeling rushed

Lack of homeroom leaves students feeling rushed

Lauren Speranzella, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Hurrying through the door of H121, I quietly find my seat near the window. I take a minute to gather all of my belongings after rushing to make it to homeroom before the bell. Looking over, I see all of the football boys talking about the big game on Friday night, the soccer and volleyball girls dressed...

OPINION: Paralympians are strong athletes, receive weak recognition

OPINION: Paralympians are strong athletes, receive weak recognition

Julia Desautels, Sports Editor
October 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Athletes with disabilities have taken part in an international competition called the Paralympics since 1989. Like the 2016 Olympics, the Paralympics were hosted in Rio, Brazil. The 2016 Paralympics took place from September 7 through September 18. Nearly 4,350 athletes from over 160 countries traveled...

EDITORIAL: Eco-friendly habits need practice

EDITORIAL: Eco-friendly habits need practice

October 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Which trash do I throw this out in again?” “It doesn’t matter, just throw your apple in the paper bin. It all goes to the same place anyway.” Dirty tissues, organic waste, and styrofoam coffee cups continue to find themselves in the gray or black recycling bins, or the white paper o...

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