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Netflix originals entertain while tackling tough issues

Hannah Kinstle, Opinion Editor

May 9, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Lately Netflix has really been stepping up their game with the Netflix Original movies and TV shows. Netflix has more than 700 original series/movies that they have made. Some of their most popular ones are “Orange is the...

Limit gun ownership

Taylor Bucklin

May 9, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Given that the deadliest mass shooting in US history took place in 2017, and the Parkland shooting, in which 17 students and staff members were killed, happened only months later, gun control is being pushed more now than ever....

We can all protect the environment, right now

Jada Caldwell

May 9, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The first earth day was April 22, 1970. Just as we’ve made strides in the technological and medical fields and have seen economic growth and expansion of things since that first earth day, the United States has also expanded...

What issues resonate with teens?

Noah Pittarelli and Lexi Murray

May 9, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The state and the nation face many significant challenges heading into the 2020 election, and the youth vote will play an integral role in the outcome. We polled over 200 students and asked them to pick one of 10 issues on our...

Ban Plastic Straws

Grace Mercurio

May 9, 2019

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A video taken off the coast of Costa Rica capturing the removal of a plastic straw that had been embedded in the nostril of an Olive Ridley sea turtle has caused an uproar for environmentalists. This very video sparked the...

Not on a school night!

Hannah Kinstle, Opinion editor

May 9, 2019

Filed under Opinion

I recently became aware of an issue that I think greatly impacts high school students. Teenagers have been confronted with the problem of getting home later than anticipated during the school week. This affects teens in multiple...

Facetune Too Unreal

Maggie Smart

May 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In 2014, popular clothing company American Eagle launched a body image campaign, “Aerie Real,” and vowed to stop photoshopping their models in an effort to promote body positivity. Simultaneously, a study from the Renfrew...

Disney-Fox merger spells end of creativity

Colby Brown

May 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Disney has recently fallen off in terms of quality and is becoming more and more corporate each passing year. They are buying out all their competition, and with the recent Disney-Fox merger, we are looking at a potential monopoly...

Don’t let them eat cake

Taylor Buckland, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Obesity has been a leading crisis in the United States for years, and according to research, the root of this problem lies in the high prices of healthy and nutritious food. According to a 2016 study by WebMD, 69 percent of...

Is it time to end affirmative action in college admissions? (Con)

Noah Pittarelli, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

When first applying to colleges, there tends to be much chatter about affirmative action. With the goal of leveling the playing field for those of all genders, races, ethnicity, affirmative action was established to allow for...

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