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Editorial: Teens feel social media pressures to be perfect

Caroline Glus, Reporter

May 27, 2019

Approximately 80% of U.S. women don’t like how they look. Social media has become a new problem in this day and age primarily with teenage girls. The pressure to constantly look perfect with social media presence is a new issue of body image issues that we need to better understand. Because of socie...

Editorial: Sixteen is too young to vote

Lauryn Postupak, Reporter

May 26, 2019

Should Americans of the age sixteen years or older be given the responsibility of being a voting member of society? The University of Pittsburgh found teens are more likely to take big risks because they are more accepting of unknown consequences. In the experiment 65 people between the age of 12 and 5...

Editorial: Charter schools need stronger regulation

Adrianna Malena, Reporter

May 24, 2019

About 24% of charter schools rapidly close due to mismanagement, and even more are turned into a business opportunity for the profit organizations that run them. In the future, these Charter schools should be regulated in a way that each student receives a proper education. Charter schools such...

Editorial: High Schools Should Eliminate Finals

Caroline Corcoran, Reporter

May 24, 2019

Teenagers have many pressures in school, one of them being finals. The week filled of tests in almost every class can be extremely overwhelming for many students. Because of the resulting stress and the fact that understanding the material is more important than a test score, schools should consider ...

Editorial: End State Standardized Testing

Maya Yashinsky, Reporter

May 23, 2019

In 2012, according to Andrew Ujifusa, it was estimated that $1.7 billion was spent towards standardized testing. This amounts to a quarter of one percent of total spending on K-12 spending in the US. State spending ranges from $144 per student to $7 per student. State standardized testing should end. ...

Editorial: Criminals Should be Given Education

Riley Manjerovic, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Teaching an inmate while they are in prison increases the chances of them not getting sent back to prison by 43%, according to the Prison Studies Project. Education should be provided to all people in jail willing to take the initiative. “Seven in ten people who are formerly incarcerated will...

Editorial: Colleges Should Not Require SAT Test Scores

Karen Liu, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Over 1,000 colleges have stopped requiring SAT test scores for admission according to HuffPost, an American news source. The SATs were originally created to standardize college admission procedures; however, many colleges are removing this qualification now. SAT test scores should not be required for...

Editorial: Ivy League Schools Are Not Worth It

Samantha Andrews, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Ivy league school are for “the elite” and only around 7% of applicants actually get in. These colleges are also incredibly more expensive than regular state schools. Nonetheless the title of graduating from one of these elite schools really isn’t really worth the having the thousand of dollars ...

Editorial: Euthanasia Should Be Banned

Kailee Long, Reporter

May 23, 2019

“2006 my father decided he wanted to die...though my dad wouldn’t have been eligible for euthanasia, was then I realized many doctors don’t like the idea of assisted dying,” Ann Littlewood, Portland, Oregon. Euthanasia should be banned in the United States. Euthanasia occurs willingly or unwill...

Editorial: The Price Of College Is Too High

Eva Baker, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Since 2017, the cost has increased by 2.9 percent, and it is expected to increase. In 2018, a private college on average cost $42,380 for a master’s degree annually in the United states according to the College Board. Universities and colleges should lower the price of secondary education because it is unaffordable. It is highly recommended for most people to atten...

Editorial: The Importance of Rationality

Mason Weaber, Reporter

May 22, 2019

Imagine a world where people form beliefs, views, and lifestyles not on reason, but instead based on what those are doing around them. One wouldn’t have to imagine this world, as this is the case for far to many people. By many people, rationality has been taken into disregard, but this is no surpr...

Editorial: Schools Should Teach More About the Environment

Emma Taylor, Reporter

May 22, 2019

Cars, factories, and farms. Most people see these things around all of the time and don’t think about it. However they should because it is hurting our environment. All of those things are causing pollution in many different ways. US schools should teach more about the environment. Learning ...

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