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Editorial: Schools Should Have Monthly A.L.I.C.E. Drills

Benji Keeler, Reporter

May 30, 2019

Imagine a parent saying goodbye to their child. They might give them a hug or even a kiss before rushing their precious child off to school without realizing that it’s the last time they will ever say “I love you” to each other. That child never comes home. They were the victim of a school sho...

Editorial: There Should Be More Classes Outside

Laurel Fleszar, Reporter

May 30, 2019

In this age of technology, scholastic learning has become trapped. Students begin to lose focus as the beginning of summer rolls around, yet teachers try to hold classes the same way as they always have. More classes should be held outside. Holding normal classes in the outdoors improves stude...

Editorial: Catholic Church is Corrupt and Harmful

Talon Smith, Reporter

May 30, 2019

The pagans had it right is often a stance you don't see taken in today's world; though, it might be one to take in the modern age of the church. The Catholic Church, that is. The Church which has proven time and time again how corrupt it is. The Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt and oftentimes harmfu...

Editorial: Underrepresentation of Marginalized Groups in Government

Sophia DeDonatis, Reporter

May 30, 2019

In the representative democracy that American government is, it only makes sense that people making decisions that only affect a certain group of people would be a part of that group of people. However, marginalized groups are underrepresented in both U.S. federal and state governments. This fac...

Editorial: Zoos are nothing but animal prisons

Keela Delves and Emily Massage

May 29, 2019

Whether it be for a school trip or for pure enjoyment, many people are familiar with zoos. Many zoos have the connotation of being a fun place to observe animals that you might never see otherwise. What people don’t realize is that by taking these animals from their habitat and putting them in ca...

Editorial: Concerning lack of women in STEM

Anna Callahan, Reporter

May 29, 2019

In science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related jobs the amount of women is shockingly low. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, in the US girls account for more than half of all Advanced Placement (AP) test-takers, yet boys outnumber girls 4:1 in computer science exams. And in college women mak...

Editorial: Abstinence-Only Education Doesn’t Work

Talon Smith, Reporter

May 29, 2019

Abstinence is the only 100 percent effective method of birth control, said my health teacher during my freshman year. However effective abstinence may be at preventing pregnancy, it won’t work as long as people want to have sex. Schools should teach medically accurate and comprehensive sexual educat...

Editorial: All internships Should Be Paid

Abigail Lee, Reporter

May 29, 2019

Every year, 500,000 to 1 million people work as unpaid interns in the US. A variety of reasons are behind this decision like the promise of a future position at the company they’re interning. However, many unpaid internships statistically hold no guarantee for the future and feed into the class divisio...

Editorial: Caster Semenya’s Natural Ability Should be Celebrated, Not Restricted

Olivia Bratton, Editorial Editor

May 29, 2019

Upon hearing the name Caster Semenya, admirers across the world should appreciate the South African runner’s ability to perform spectacularly at multiple olympics and fulfill her role as a powerful female athlete. Instead, recent speculations surrounding Semenya’s naturally high levels of testos...

Editorial: History Curriculum Should Be More Inclusive

Talon Smith, Reporter

May 28, 2019

The academic standards in Pennsylvania, according to § 4.12. of the Public School Code of 1949, say history includes the, “[...] interactions of culture, race and ideas; the nature of prejudice [...]” The law requires the teaching of interactions between cultures and races as well as the nat...

Editorial: Brandy Melville should not be one size fits all

Ashlyn Weidman, Reporter

May 28, 2019

Brandy Melville is a teen clothing store known for having trendy clothing that teenagers love to wear. The main thing that differentiates Brandy Melville from other stores is that buyers are expected to fit into the store’s one clothing size. Brandy Melville should not be one size fits all, and they ...

Editorial: Raise the Legal Drinking Age to 25

Alina Zang, Reporter

May 27, 2019

88,000.  Every year 88,000 people die preventable deaths. These preventable deaths are all the product of alcohol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This excessive amount of dangerous alcohol use is evidently caused by addiction to the drink, which researchers have fo...

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