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What Can We Learn From the History of the War on Drugs?

What Can We Learn From the History of the War on Drugs?

Tali Fel, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2019


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Numerous drugs, including cannabis, opium, coca, and psychedelics that are today classified as illegal were actually in popular use for thousands of years as medicinal and spiritual aids. The decision to identify certain drugs as illicit often have little or no basis in a scientific assessment of the...

Is Our Democracy Deteriorating?

Is Our Democracy Deteriorating?

Daisy Bolger, Staff writer

February 27, 2019


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     2016, a year to remember. America fought and lived through a ruthless presidential election full of convictions, illegal emails, and offensive recordings. But for many, waking up on that gloomy November 8th was the beginning of a seemingly never-ending nightmare. Women, minorities, members of t...

Should NCAA Athletes Be Paid?

Should NCAA Athletes Be Paid?

Jonathan Urgiles, Sebastian Tejara, and Mohamed Shyllon, Staff Writers

January 11, 2019


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An NCAA Division 1 football player spends 50 to 60 hours a week practicing, until the season starts and it “eases” to 40 to 50 hours a week once the season, and classes, begin. College athletes spend more time training and playing their sport than they do actually studying or doing school related...

OHS Safety – Police in the Parking Lot & Alarmed Doors – How Effective is This?

OHS Safety – Police in the Parking Lot & Alarmed Doors – How Effective is This?

Fanny Zhang, Managing Editor

December 7, 2018


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At the start to the 2018-2019 school year, students at Ossining High School quickly took note of some the changes that had occured. While these alterations to the physicality of the school were no doubt installed by the orders of the administration to improve the safety among the student body and the...

Celebrities Encourage Millennials to Vote Using Social Media

Celebrities Encourage Millennials to Vote Using Social Media

Daisy Bolger, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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Just before this year’s election day, many stars, political figures, and even frozen meat companies were telling millenials on social media to register to vote! Many celebrities took to twitter to encourage their fans to take advantage of their right. Ariana Grande responded to Twitter’s pun on...

Neglecting the People of Yemen: Trump’s Policies Are Devastating Yemenis

Neglecting the People of Yemen:  Trump’s Policies Are Devastating Yemenis

Tali Fel, Opinions Editor

October 17, 2018


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Under the presidency of Donald Trump, America's role in the Saudi-led war against Yemen has steadily increased. The intensifying participation on the part of the United States demonstrates a blatant and disturbing disregard for what is quickly becoming one of the major humanitarian crises of this generation....

The System, by Alezzandra Tesorio

The System, by Alezzandra Tesorio

Alezzandra Tesorio, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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To be honest, I don’t care about my grades Whenever that statement slips out of my mouth I often get concerning stares and awful glares that somehow no one could bear that I just dared to say that I don’t care I grew up being taught that the most essential thing In this world is to attend s...

Enough is Enough- Florida School Shooting

Enough is Enough- Florida School Shooting

Fanny Zhang, News Editor

March 13, 2018


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On Wednesday February 21, 2018, hearts across the country were filled with anger, sympathy, sadness, and disappointment as we heard the news of another school mass shooting that left 17 students and teachers dead. The 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, ranging from ages o...

Should Life Lessons Be Taught or Experienced?

Should Life Lessons Be Taught or Experienced?

Sri Polkampally, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2017


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Is it the parents’ role to guide their children every step of the way to their adulthood? Or, should parents allow more leeway and let their children experience life, while making mistakes along the way? Some parents will forever see their kids as children and will attempt to protect them in any way...

Attraction-Driven Success

Attraction-Driven Success

Sri Polkampally, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2017


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Do good looking men and women have more success than those who are not good looking? This has been the question asked by many economists and researchers over these past few decades. It is within human nature to be more compelled to the more attractive image. But can attraction expedite talent? ...

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