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Social Media: What’s the Point?

Social Media: What’s the Point?

Molly Glus, Copy Editor

September 28, 2016


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Snapchat. Twitter. Instagram. Kik. Facebook. Ask.fm. Tinder. These are only a few names of the apps that have taken over the lives of this generation. Athletic. Attractive. Funny. Smart. Social. Perfect body. Interesting life. No flaws. It’s what is expected nowadays, to be the “perfect” teen...

Misconceptions of the “F” Word: Feminism

July 12, 2016


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By: Maddie O’Shea How do you define feminism? Dominance over men or perhaps feminazis? If you believe that this movement consists of matriarchy and misandry, think again. Over time, the term “feminazi,” defined as a radical feminist, has developed negative stereotypes on the political, soci...

Marijuana: Medicine or more?

Marijuana: Medicine or more?

June 19, 2016


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By: Mason Benovy Over 40 years ago, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act, defining it as [a drug] with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse, but soon, that could all be changing. On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed the...

I Am Valid: A Look Into Mental Illness

June 12, 2016


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By: Rachael Schirato They can’t know. Imagine jolting awake, quickly realizing it’s just another nightmare depicting your worst fear. But that’s pointless now; it already came true. The day you left class shaking, breathless, and on the brink of tears, started the downward spiral of trea...

Schools Should Not Hold Tradition Higher than Acceptance

Schools Should Not Hold Tradition Higher than Acceptance

June 5, 2016


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By: Cara McErlean When teenagers envision prom, they often imagine a perfect night filled with music, shining lights, and good friends. They might imagine a room full of corsages, beautiful dresses, and dapper suits. But few teenagers could ever imagine being kicked out. On May 6, 2016, junior A...

Guest Editorial: Defeating Depression

May 26, 2016


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By: Hannah Wilcox, Journalism I student Today here I am; after three years ago I was told that I am diagnosed with depression. My initial thought was tell me something I don’t know. I had already fallen into that deep pit of darkness. And was stuck there for an ongoing time. With everything that...

Top Ten Disney Movies

Top Ten Disney Movies

May 25, 2016


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By: Jenny Kim and Lexie Corcoran “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all,” The Emperor of China said from the movie, "Mulan." This famous quote comes from the heartwarming and action-filled movie "Mulan." "Mulan" has become one of the most inspiring movies of...

Being Moral Without God

May 17, 2016


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By: Brenna Holycross Religion may or may not make up who you are. According to the Guardian, religion in the U.S. is changing. From 2007 to 2014, the number of people who follow any kind of Christian religion decreased while Non-Christian faiths and unaffiliated religions increased. Although the practi...

Transgender Bathroom Debate Is About Discrimination

Transgender Bathroom Debate Is About Discrimination

April 24, 2016


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By: Adeena Syed Of all the things to debate about, one would never think that a bathroom would be one of them. For years, the LGBT, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender, community has endured discrimination and blatant hatred from people. Lately, it seems that one of the most controversial topics con...

Movie Review: The Jungle Book

Movie Review: The Jungle Book

April 22, 2016


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By: Dan Buser Shortly after director Jon Favreau finished directing his indie film, Chef, he instantly returned to his roots to direct the 2016 summer blockbuster, The Jungle Book. The live action reboot adapts the classic story written by Rudyard Kipling. The film features an all-star voice cast i...

Family Members of Terrorists: What Should We Do?

Family Members of Terrorists: What Should We Do?

April 17, 2016


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By: Abby Shapiro Imagine the scenario: you’re at a wedding reception with your family and friends. Your older brother is a substance abuser, and your family has been attempting to get him into recovery. While at the reception, you hear a loud buzzing sound. Low and behold, a United States unmanned...

Six Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Vote for Donald Trump

Six Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Vote for Donald Trump

March 22, 2016


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By: Natalie Norman-Kehe During the February 28th episode of “Last Week Tonight” host, John Oliver, focused on the reasons why Presidential candidate Donald Trump should not be elected president. The over 20 minute long segment has since gone viral on YouTube with over 21 million views. In typical John Oliver fashion...

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