Standing Up for Tradition

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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The “Star Spangled Banner,” otherwise known as the national anthem, is a patriotic song which honors our military servicemen and women, first responders, and everyone else who has risked their lives to keep us safe. However, over the past year, hundreds of National Football League (NFL) players h...

The Criminal Justice System: Is it Really Just?

Bryce Jones, Senior Editor

November 29, 2017


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“Our criminal justice system treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.” -  Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative   The prison population in the United States has now climbed over 2.3 million individuals, making us responsible...

Thoughts and Ideas on Latest State Legislature

Dana Sung, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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On Sept. 1, a law was passed for Texas residents to legally carry blades longer than 5.5 inches. This includes swords, spears, daggers, Jim Bowie knives and even machetes. House Bill 1935 was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and was passed with a series of 10 other new Texas laws that will be implem...

Speak Out, Speak Now

Shriya Senguttuvan, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2017


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The United States prides itself on being a nation of the people. Since the start, the Founding Fathers built the foundation of America based on democratic values and equality for all, even if it meant minor disagreements throughout the nation’s history. However, as time pressed on, what the United...

Collin v AP

Johanna Svensson, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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The difficult decision of choosing which course to take haunts every student at the end of each year. Most courses have both an on-level and honors level, but many offer the rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) option as well. Students also have the option to take a dual credit course through Collin College f...

The Threat to Free Speech Across our Nation

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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The First Amendment gives all American citizens the right to freedom of speech. However, in the past year, freedom of speech is under assault in our nation. The first thing that must be made clear is that speech is not violence. Speech is speech. Violence is violence. Speech does not constitute vio...

Sitting For a Silent Protest

Sitting For a Silent Protest

Shriya Senguttuvan, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 7, 2017


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As the national anthem blares throughout the stadium, everyone rises and stands in silence, as a way to recognize the supposed opportunity our nation has given to us. Yet, recently many athletes, primarily National Football League (NFL) players, have started to kneel during the national anthem in order...

Whales Belong in the Ocean, Not SeaWorld

Whales Belong in the Ocean, Not SeaWorld

Elizabeth Price, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2017


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Blistering heat, roaring crowds, deafening music and tiny tanks: these are not conditions most would consider ideal for whales or any sea creature. In fact, they are conditions that threaten the health and safety of maritime animals. Hundreds of whales and dolphins have suffered this captive fate at...

Which Came First: the Chicken of the Egg?

Jiayi Zhu, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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A simple question has perplexed scholars since ancient times. Even today the debate continues, drawing arguments rooted in multiple areas of study from archaeology to religion. At first, the question appears to loop no matter which answer is chosen but with modern understanding of genetics and the evolutionar...

Put an End to Political Correctness in the Arts

Kyle Dixon, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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In the year 2017, every word, every sentence and every phrase appears to be offensive to someone, somewhere. As this conundrum has been prevalent for many decades, it has affected the books and movies that have been produced over the years, regardless of the fact that most of them have been praised as...

Education Opens a Door Filled with New Opportunities

Education Opens a Door Filled with New Opportunities

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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As the new school year kicks off, students begin to settle in their daily schedules of homework and extracurriculars slowly morphing into one united student body. However, every year there are a handful of students who strive to represent the individualism of each member of the class population and giv...

Affirmative Action: Discrimination

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Affirmative action is discriminatory; plain and simple. It is illogical that people get accepted in public colleges based off of factors such as race or ethnicity, as opposed to grades and academic achievements. All legal American citizens are equal under the laws of the United States. As a result, we...

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