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Unsigned: Education is No Longer About Gaining Knowledge

January 24, 2020

    Nobody ever says they are ecstatic about taking a standardized test. In fact, for most students, testing can be dreadful. Not only that, but testing has also become an inadequate way to examine a student’s knowledge. Standa...

National Holidays Are a Materialistic Marketing Ploy

Emma Truchan, Features Editor

January 24, 2020

 Happy National Peanut Butter Day, National Compliment Day, and Beer Can Appreciation Day! According to the National Day Calendar, these are all national holidays that fall on January 24. Finally, the day has come where we can all come tog...

Parody: Why Gen Z is the Worst Generation

Elaina Martin, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2020

 The recent narrative of the generational divide has been marked by a decisive diatribe against the 1996-2009 born generation known as Gen Z. According to the opinions of many an older generation, Gen Z kids are not present in e...

Counterpoint: Is the Impeachment of Trump a Waste of Time

Dean Ormsby, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

 It’s no surprise to most Americans that the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump has reached a peak in the last two months. Allegations of corruption regarding Ukranian officials were serious enough to warrant an im...

Point: Is the Impeachment of Trump a Waste of Time?

Josie Krupens, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2020

 The December 18 verdict to impeach President Donald Trump on counts of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress has many people wondering if it was worth the trouble. From the Republican majority in the Senate to predictions re...

Bathroom Closure Frustrates Students of all Grades

Lauren Efron, Features Editor

December 14, 2019

   Between the smells, the noise, and overall lack of cleanliness, school bathrooms are dreadful enough. However, add extensive lines, being late to class, and numerous “out of order” stalls and the bathrooms become a whol...

Holiday Spending Outcompetes Holiday Spirit

Josie Krupens, Opinions Editor

December 14, 2019

   The holiday season is meant to be a cheerful few months, when family can reunite and spend quality time together. However, there is a huge threat to this ideal: consumerism. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines consumerism ...

Why Everyone Should Sign Up for the FAFSA

Arielle Powell, Staff Writer

December 14, 2019

   One of the most common concerns for high school students is finding a way to pay for college. Often, the price tag on a school can make a student feel discouraged to even apply. However, the government has an easy way to m...

Counterpoint: Should eSports be Considered Real Sports?

Dean Ormsby, Staff Writer

December 14, 2019

   As technology continues to advance at an accelerated rate, new activities become prevalent throughout our culture. One activity that has followed this trend is video games. What once was seen as something that socially inep...

Point: Should eSports be Considered Real Sports?

Inigo Lintag, News Editor

December 14, 2019

   In recent years, eSports, competitive multiplayer video games, have seen a massive surge in popularity. According to Statista, a global business database, the worldwide business revenue for eSports totalled 865 million dol...

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