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Democracy needs no saving

Democracy needs no saving

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Features Editor

February 22, 2019


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In fifth century Athens, citizens throw pebbles into urns to reach a decision. Today, we head to the polls to cast votes. And tomorrow… tomorrow, democracy will endure. Empires have crumbled, countries have faded, borders have ebbed and flowed like the tides beneath the moon. Time may bring rulers...

Youth voices matter no matter who listens 

Youth voices matter no matter who listens 

Alexis Perno, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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I won’t lie; when I was younger, I never thought my voice mattered much. Who was going to listen to a chubby-cheeked, loud, eccentric elementary schooler on anything? As I entered middle school, the belief walked in right with me; I was a bright-eyed middle schooler who believed I would never be...

Real news survives changes to journalism

Real news survives changes to journalism

Riley Schofner, Expressions Editor

February 19, 2019


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The modern world has achieved incredible advancements that have improved daily life in almost every way, such as better healthcare, better communication and better access to information. However, an unsettling phenomenon has confronted the modern world: the rejection of news or the importance of...

Celebrities flaunt style down Grammys’ red carpet

Celebrities flaunt style down Grammys’ red carpet

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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The 61st Grammy Awards show is a prestigious ceremony where singers come together to receive awards on their best works. Alicia Keys hosted this year’s Grammys in Los Angeles. Celebrities arrived with show-stopping looks created by brilliant fashion designers.  Most designers would compete for a chance to make a dress for a talented pop singer but for Bebe Rexha that wa...

Comedy Central provides hysterical content

Comedy Central provides hysterical content

February 12, 2019


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To be honest, Netflix’s TV show lineup is slowly getting unappealing. They have been adding so many Netflix originals to their queue that it’s getting difficult to distinguish quality of content. So as the company hopefully begins to add entertainment of substance, specifically of the comedy genre,...

Blackface scandal ruins governor’s reputation

Blackface scandal ruins governor’s reputation

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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Michael Ertel resigned from his position of Florida Secretary of State Jan. 24 after pictures of him in blackface arose from a Halloween party in 2005.   The photos were released on the same day that Ertel announced his resignation – less than a month after he was selected by the new gove...

‘Bird Box’ rises as Netflix’s new thriller

‘Bird Box’ rises as Netflix’s new thriller

Hartley Hill, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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Whatever you do, don’t take off your blindfold. This is what Malorie Hayes and two children have to live by in the new Netflix original “Bird Box.”  The film tells the story of a post-apocalyptic scenario where, if seen, a sinister entity takes on people’s worst fears, causing them to commit suicide ...

State of the Union address undergoes unnecessary postponement

State of the Union address undergoes unnecessary postponement

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


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Ever since 1790, the State of the Union Address has been given by the president every year. Just the simple fact that the address has been given since that date makes it mind boggling that it has been held back from happening.  The government shutdown has played a big part in why the address was cancelled. Although the speech was pushed back by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, it is...

Extinction causes devastating impact

Extinction causes devastating impact

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


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On New Years’ Day, another species fell prey to the global travesty of extinction – Lonely George, the tree snail, was the last of its kind.   According to National Geographic, the loss of any species of snail can have devastating effects on the environment. One example of this is in Hawaii, ...

Field trip gives students ecological awareness

Field trip gives students ecological awareness

Natalie Kerr, Co-Print Editor in Chief

January 22, 2019


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On a 45-degree, mid-January morning, the prospect of wading in a river and spending all day outdoors braving the elements is not exactly tempting.   Nonetheless, I, as well as more than 100 fellow AP Environmental Science students, allowed ourselves to be ushered onto buses and carted 45 minutes ...

Consumerism discounts holiday spirit

Consumerism discounts holiday spirit

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Features Editor

January 8, 2019


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According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent nearly $692 billion during November and December in 2017 for the holidays, and that leads us to an important and pressing question: why?  Is it in an attempt to mark the intangible with something palpable – to demonstrate what is conceptual, like...

Opioids require need for regulations

Opioids require need for regulations

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


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Opioids need to be more regulated and supervised. The drugs are quite different from others because of their easy accessibility. The drugs are given to help patients with pain, although this can cause a major addiction. They are often prescribed from doctor, but because of their addictive nature,...

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