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Editorial: Anti-Vaccination Should Not be an Option

Sophia DeDonatis, Reporter

May 6, 2019


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Vaccine hesitancy is defined as the “reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability.” In recent years especially, there has been a rise in what many refer to as anti-vaxxers in America and other developed countries around the world. Vaccine hesitancy is one of the biggest threats to c...

Editorial: Uber and Lyft should have stronger background checks for their drivers

Caroline Diem, Reporter

April 26, 2019


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After a long day at work, it’s hard to keep from falling asleep. A young woman got into an Uber and expected to be driven back to her house, an hour away. Her Uber driver Harbir Parmar had other plans. The lady fell asleep and woke up being sexually assaulted and was dumped on the Interstate an hour away from home. Many questions were had about what it takes to become a driver for Uber and Lyft and the reliability of the companies. The requirements to become ...

Editorial: The Model Minority Myth Must be Dismantled

Abigail Lee, Reporter

April 24, 2019


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A subconscious stereotype exists in American culture known as the model minority myth. The model minority myth characterizes Asian Americans as an ideal monolith that has managed to push past racial and economic obstacles to match the success of white Americans. At the surface, this description may s...

Election Day Must be a National Holiday

Keela Delves and Emily Massage

April 10, 2019


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The Tuesday after November 1st is the day widely known as Election Day. What is perhaps less well known is the fact that the U.S. has an average of about 55% voter turnout for such elections. This number is largely a result of polls being open from 7am to 7pm, which fall between the work hours of most ...

Editorial: National College Admissions Scandal: A Precursor to More Stories of the Privileged Buying Their Education

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2019


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Picture a world in which a college degree could be bought with cold, hard cash. Now, in order to earn that degree one must attend a four-year college or educational institution of some kind that will award the degree to them. So, effectively, this cold, hard cash will be used to have the student ent...

Editorial: Schools should provide more dairy free lunch options

Ashlyn Weidman, Reporter

March 29, 2019


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A common concern about school lunches is that they are not healthy enough, but what most people don’t talk about is the lack of dairy free options available. According to the U.S National Library of Medicine, “Approximately 65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy.” This means tha...

Covington Student Nick Sandmann Should Not be Defended

Abigail Lee, Reporter

March 21, 2019


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On January 18, 2019, Covington Catholic High School students were shown on video to be in a conflict with Native American Nathan Phillips. Nick Sandmann, who claims to have been unfairly targeted by news coverage, recently filed a lawsuit against The Washington Post for the same reasons. The Washington Post ...

Editorial: “Students Don’t Shed Their Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate”

Elena Lee, Reporter

January 29, 2019


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The U.S. Bill of Rights states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievance...

Editorial: Immigration is Crucial to America’s Economy

Laurel Fleszar, Reporter

January 8, 2019


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Hamdi Ulukaya was born in Kurdistan in 1972. In 1994, he came to America to study English. Afterwards, he stayed and created a multi-million dollar company. His business, Chobani, is the best-selling Greek yogurt in the United States with over $1.5 billion in revenue in 2017. He was an immigrant. T...

Editorial: Harvard lawsuit should not target Affirmative Action

Abigail Lee, Reporter

December 11, 2018


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A pending lawsuit against Harvard University by Asian Americans could significantly alter Affirmative Action as it exists today. In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions filed a lawsuit on behalf of Asian students against Harvard and asserted that the school discriminated against them during admissi...

Editorial: Young Voters Make All The Difference

Editorial: Young Voters Make All The Difference

Olivia Bratton, Editorial Editor

December 4, 2018


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Now more than ever, the ball is in our court. Young voters account for half of the voting population, and their opinions and votes are finally rocking the nation. Recently, issues rising in politics are especially relating to concerns within millennials: equality, access to education, healthcare...

Editorial: Supreme Court Nominations Should Have More Elaborate Investigations

Laurel Fleszar, Reporter

November 9, 2018


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In late 2018, the United States of America was abuzz with news about Brett Kavanaugh. A man accused of sexual assault who is now one of the nine highest judges in America. While he has numerous accomplishments, he has other qualities that shouldn’t be present in a Supreme Court Justice. The curr...

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