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Paris Attacks Still Reverberate

Paris Attacks Still Reverberate

Sri Polkampally, Staff Writer

December 22, 2015

The violence that terrorized Paris shook the world. On the evening of November 13, thousands of Paris residents and tourists were bustling on the streets and the soccer match between France and world champion Germany was being held. But unfortunately, on the same night, several terrorists with AK-47s...

Holiday Hiatus; Is it Really a Break?

Holiday Hiatus; Is it Really a Break?

Somari Davis, Opinion's Editor

December 17, 2015

Every school year no matter what holiday break or extended weekend, students receive homework. Whether it is in math, science, or English class there is always homework. But, the matter in question is how much is enough homework to call it a ‘break’? Teachers notify students of their assigned ho...

What Makes A Good Teacher?

There are several characteristics that comprise a good teacher.

Malahni Banta, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

I have always believed in the power of words.  Children are not taught to distinguish the difference between ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ by being read a description of the two adjectives. Instead, they are taught to distinguish the two first-hand, through interactions, reactions, and experiences. An...

Has the Super Bowl Become Over-Commercialized?

Marshawn Lynch has taken advantage of the NFL's commercialization with his

Diana Kennedy, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

Since the first broadcast of the Super Bowl in 1967, the ‘Big Game’ has become a huge part of American culture. Making it to the Super Bowl is every NFL player’s dream, but a lot has changed since Super Bowl I. Not only has technology and the players’ physicality evolved, but the rules of the...

Are Standardized Tests a Fair Indicator of Intelligence?

A Chicago protest vilifying the prevalence of standardized tests.

Somari Davis, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

Standardized tests have been the arbiter of intelligence for a long time. Each year, students are essentially forced into preparing for these exams, whether it be for Math, English, or Science. These tests scores are then used as indicators of intelligence, and they're especially looked at when applying...

Is the American Dream Attainable?

Somari Davis, Morgan Finkeldey, and Paola Sosa

January 24, 2015

No, the American Dream is unattainable. For many years, the United States has been known for its seemingly endless opportunity. One of its most popular and appealing prospects has been the American Dream, or rather the idea that if one works hard enough he or she will be prosperous and, in turn hap...

Should the School Really Care About What We Wear?

The school dress code has been a highly contentious issue recently.

Diana Kennedy, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

School dress codes have always been a very controversial issue among students, but even more so with teenage girls. Most criticism directed toward the school dress code is that it is sexist to determine that a girl’s attire should be regulated, because it may distract male students from their school...

Ebola: What’s Really Going On?

A burial team from the Liberian Ministry of Health unloads the bodies of Ebola

Somari Davis, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

Ebola: an infectious disease brought on by fever and internal bleeding spread through contact with body fluids by the filovirus (Ebola virus). Also, known as the most commercialized illness as of recently. Shockingly, Ebola isn’t as new as people may think, it’s just now on the global scale. If...

Is Gay Okay For All 50 States?

Gay Rights activists protesting outside of the Supreme Court.

Randall Gleason, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

On May 18th, 1970, Richard John Baker and James Michael McConnell were rejected the right to marriage, due to their sex. Ever since then, the debate regarding whether or not gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states has been one of the most heated and common debates, amongst the American people....

Assisted Suicide: What Really Matters?

A brief summary of the modernist argument for assisted suicide: complete and utter individual and moral autonomy.

Lior Raz-Farley, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

The widespread contentiousness concerning assisted suicide is essentially just a conflict of dignity and painlessness vs. morality and law. However in hospitals, it should be more about the patient’s comfort which is why there are programs such as hospice, designed specifically for patients comforting. The...

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