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Breast Cancer Month: The Deeper Meaning

Breast Cancer Month: The Deeper Meaning

JordanM, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2016


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October. It’s a month for cool crisp breezes, fading leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. It is also the month for pink ribbons and wristbands, because it’s breast cancer awareness month. Though I love October, as it is the month of my birthday as well as the real beginning of fall, the whole month crea...

Becoming a Global Citizen

Becoming a Global Citizen

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2016


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Asking “why do we need to know this?” would be an acceptable question in a math or science class but not in world history. Despite the shared complaints among students, world history is one of the most important classes in high school. Knowing world history allows us to make informed judgements in...

Truth About Fast Fashion

Truth About Fast Fashion

SarahW, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2016


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Imagine working 14 hour shifts and taking home less than $5 a day. Imagine spending hours making clothes for people in other countries but not having any clothes for you to wear. These are just some of the many struggles that garment workers face daily due to the fast fashion industry’s unethical ...

Mind Over Material

Mind Over Material

KaylaP, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2016


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In today’s society, people often associate material items with eminence.  The type of shoes someone wears or the type of car they drive can reflect how they are looked upon by others. We see a lot of this in media. For example, the Kardashians and Jenners. They became well known mainly because...

Rant: Sorry I’m Poor

Rant: Sorry I’m Poor

LeahT, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2016


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To the girl who complained about having too much money for financial aid: I am sorry you do not qualify. I am sorry your family makes several times more than mine. I am sorry your family has a big house and a nice pool and does not struggle to pay rent for your small apartment every month. I am sorry...

Clean Up Your Act

Clean Up Your Act

EmilyH, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016


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The janitors at our school are truly incredible. These hard working men and women clean for a school that holds over 3,000 people, along with a constant barrage of visitors. They clean the halls, they monitor the rooms, they clean the bathrooms, they dust, vacuum, spray and wipe much of this 504,626-square-foot...

Walking For Nothing

Walking For Nothing

BenG, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2016


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Unfortunately, chances are someone you know has been affected in some way by breast cancer. Be it by having the disease, or knowing someone who has it or had it in the past, breast cancer is probably the strain of cancer that hits home the most for the people of this country, largely because of who it...

The Bat has New Wings

The Bat has New Wings

BennettR, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2016


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There are few character designs as iconic as the Batman. The Dark Knight's paraphernalia, including his bat-a-rangs, grappling hook, cape and cowl has been passed down through multiple incarnations in varying mediums like television, cinema and of course comic books. It is for this reason that a new ...

Rocking the Vote

Rocking the Vote

JordanM, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2016


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Taxation without representation is a policy that Americans were once vehemently opposed to, yet now they are doing it to their own people: 16-17 year old citizens. 16-year-olds can drive, work without limits on hours, live on their own and pay taxes. However, they can’t vote in local or nationwide...

Commander-In-Chief Forum

Commander-In-Chief Forum

FeliciaH, Managing Editor

September 7, 2016


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Being President of the United States is more than just running our country and dealing with its people's affairs, it also comes along with foreign territory- diplomacy. And as well as having the title of Mr./Mrs. President, they will also become the Commander In-Chief; tonight the country got its first...

The Land of the Free

The Land of the Free

BenG, Staff Member

August 31, 2016


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Ah, America. The good ol' U.S. of A. The red, white, and blue. The land of the free and the home of the brave... or is it? Some think Colin Kaepernick disagrees, as the America-hating, national anthem-despising sub par quarterback he is. Or is he? In case I am spouting off nonsense to you, Colin Kaepernick...

YouTube Red

YouTube Red

KaylaP, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2016


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I, as an avid YouTube user, find it very annoying that every time I open up the app one of the YouTubers I watch now has their own mini series that guess what, cost money. YouTube Red is a fairly new edition to the YouTube community. Practically everyday a YouTuber will join in and add their own series...

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