Ban Assault Weapons Now #NeverAgain

Bryce Jones

March 27, 2018

High school students today have witnessed seven out of the ten deadliest shootings in the history of the United States. Their formative years have been filled with carnage and it has created a generation that has become desensitized to such horrors. Yet, this is the same generation of young Americans w...

Nationwide Walkouts Spark Need for Reform

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

March 27, 2018

On Feb. 14, a massive school shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 students and staff members dead. This massacre replaced the infamous Columbine shooting of 1999, knocking it out of the top 10 worst shootings in modern United States history. Arguably con...

The Perks of Binge Watching

Jiayi Zhu, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

There is nothing quite like the feeling of sinking into your sofa and curling up with a bag of junk food as you turn on the television to see the episodes of your most anticipated TV shows lined up neatly, ready to be devoured. You have waited weeks, but it is all worth it because the reward is the un...

Blockchain for Humanity

Ava O'Reilly, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Humanitarian efforts come into play across the world to help people in the most beneficial way possible. Over the past year, an idea sparked to life concerning how one resource could be used to deliver aid to people in need and help refugees through one database.  Blockchain could be that resource. Satoshi...

The Importance of History

Elizabeth Price, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018

“Study the past if you would define the future.” -Confucius For years, students have complained that history, or social studies in general, is a pointless course that offers no real life application. However, these courses provide valuable insight to the world around us that is necessary to b...

Labels In Society Restrict Perspective, Thoughts, and Ideas

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

“People are too complicated to have simple labels.” -Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass What are labels? Do they describe us or do they define us? Have labels torn us apart or do they bring us together? Labels have been woven into society since the beginning; giving names to define a person’s t...

#Me Too: Standing Up To Sexual Assault

#Me Too: Standing Up To Sexual Assault

Shriya Senguttuvan, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018

“Name it, shame it and call it out. Join me” -Actress Rose McGowan Driven to the point where silence can no longer be a solution to a problem that is far louder than it is heard, thousands of women and men of all backgrounds are banding together to fight against sexual assault. Sexual assault...

Role Models in Hollywood

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

February 20, 2018

In light of recent allegations in the entertainment industry, the question of whether celebrities can be judged separate from their art is hard for many to wrap their minds around. Many of the celebrities that have been called out for misconduct have been “role models” in Hollywood for a long time--...

Eating Disorders In The Media Are Being Romanticized and Portrayed As ‘Beautiful’

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Eating disorders have long suffered a stigma of not being represented accurately, leading individuals to feel alone and misunderstood. However, in recent years with the rise of social media and entertainment, these platforms have begun to glorify eating disorders. The media acknowledging the problem...

Columbus: Hero or Villain?

Dana Sung, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

From Scholastic Books to holidays, Christopher Columbus is painted as a hero in our society. But the standing question is if he truly was the courageous, fearless, brave traveler that we paint him to be, or if he was just one of the winners that was depicted in a false sense of laud in our history. C...

The Long History of the Unfair Treatment of Native Americans

Elizabeth Price, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2017

“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race.” -Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait   The introduction of a vast new land to the conquistadors and the explorers of the European world marked the end of cultu...

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico in Need of Assistance

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

December 12, 2017

“Thoughts and prayers are great, but thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need supplies, we need aid, we need a government response that matches the response of our people.” -Lin-Manuel Miranda, American composer, lyricist, playwright and actor. It has been two and a half months since Hurricane Maria met the sh...

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