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School drug policy isolates students

School drug policy isolates students

Alec Roberson, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2018


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There is a fundamental problem with the way which our school attempts to combat drug use. Namely, the school attacks drug use on the individual scale with ineffective and harsh  consequences that do not rehabilitate the students who are caught using drugs. This may push students into situations where ...

Stricter gun control laws are necessary for students safety

Stricter gun control laws are necessary for students safety

Sarah Hughes, Opinions Writing Editor

March 20, 2018


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Following the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the national debate over gun control and school safety was again ignited. We as students currently feel fearful for our lives and for the lives of our peers. As a newspaper run by concerned studen...

Editorial: Corporations exploit social movements’ core messages

Editorial: Corporations exploit social movements’ core messages

Rachel Vin, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2018


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“You don’t have to know the theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” And as the voice of Martin Luther King Jr. faded away, the advertisement cut to th...

Relationships with brassieres changes in young adulthood

Relationships with brassieres changes in young adulthood

Mia Abulaf, Longform Managing Editor

March 2, 2018


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My boobs appeared in 4th grade, when I got my first period. Unfortunately, once my boobs were visible through my shirt, I had to make that first trip to the grand bra store. For me, this trip was to the Gap. As with every other aspect of my femininity that hit me at a young age, my growing boobs w...

Researchers explore cures to addiction

Researchers explore cures to addiction

Meryem Nur Pamuk, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018


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Our society is addiction-prone, whether it be to drugs, alcohol, ice cream or the internet. Many people around the world are addicts and many die because of their addiction. The cycle of addiction is very hard to break. However, developments in science may change this. Many scientists around the worl...

Student desires more time for independent reading

Student desires more time for independent reading

Yuna Sato, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2018


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I always considered myself a bookworm. Note the past tense. Books have always been a large part of my life. Whenever I was asked, “What are your hobbies?” reading would be on the top of my list. Ever since I came to school, this all changed. The list I made to keep track of the books I have re...

Success in “APUSH” possible despite daunting reputation

Success in “APUSH” possible despite daunting reputation

Jordan Watts, News Editor

February 27, 2018


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There are many classes at the high school that are known to be difficult, but none can compare to the daunting stigma surrounding Advanced Placement U.S. History, or “APUSH.” Considered by many to be one of the hardest classes in the school, the mere thought of long hours of notes every night turn...

Recent allegations expose culture of sexual misconduct

Recent allegations expose culture of sexual misconduct

Reece Carew-Lyons, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2018


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In the weeks after the articles in The New York Times about Harvey Weinstein were published, many actors, actresses and athletes have come out saying that they have also been a victim of sexual assault, using the hashtag #Metoo. In the past, victims have felt ashamed and afraid to speak up, but with...

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