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Chase unveils the truth behind college applications

Chase unveils the truth behind college applications

Chase Deist, Associate Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Columns

Every junior has a laundry list of schools they want to apply to in the beginning of their senior year, including schools ranging from Montgomery College to Harvard “just to see if you can get in.” Before you waste your time applying to every school on the east coast (and a few on the west coast...

Why arming teachers is not the solution to stopping school shootings

Why arming teachers is not the solution to stopping school shootings

Jubilee Robinson, Opinion Managing Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of being a teacher. When my little sister was born, I would sit at the table during dinnertime and teach her words. As I got older, I would set up classes in my room with my dolls, and teach them how to write cursive, and how to do math. Now, as...

Don’t be a bus hog, follow this public transportation advice instead

Don’t be a bus hog, follow this public transportation advice instead

Aisha Manning

May 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Would you rather walk 20 miles or ride public transportation? I would rather walk. Well, not really, I just HATE the bus. I breathe like a dragon just from going up a flight of steps. Could you imagine me walking 20 miles? Somebody call an ambulance. Now, I wouldn’t have to go through the tortur...

Brennan is sick and tired of you being sick and tired

Brennan is sick and tired of you being sick and tired

Brennan Guilds

April 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Flu season is almost over, and that means that allergy season is coming soon. But that doesn’t make it okay to sneeze at, near or in my direction. No, it's not okay. It has never been okay and it never will be okay. Every year around this time, I’m forced to tolerate the unsanitary and lazy peo...

Seguridad Escolar: Si ves algo, DIGA ALGO

Seguridad Escolar: Si ves algo, DIGA ALGO

Jubilee Robinson, Destiny Tiburcio, and Renato Masson

February 28, 2018


Filed under Spanish translation, Opinion, Editorials

El Miércoles, 14 de Febrero, 17 profesores y estudiantes perdieron sus vidas en un tiroteo escolar en Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School en Parkland, Florida. Aunque la noticia de los tiroteos escolares es algo preocupante, no es una rareza en los Estados Unidos, la reciente tragedia en Parkla...

Black Panther brings more than just entertainment to Heze

Black Panther brings more than just entertainment to Heze

Hezekiah Likekele

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns

Wakanda movies do you like? I happen to prefer the best movie of the year (as if every movie isn't the best movie of the year): Black Panther. Not Pink Panther, not Black Jaguar, not Africa Man but The Black Panther. The movie itself was amazing. The plot, casting, special effects, and the so...

School Safety: If you see something, SAY SOMETHING

School Safety: If you see something, SAY SOMETHING

Jubilee Robinson

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Editorials

On Wednesday, February 14,  17 teachers and students lost their lives in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Though the news of school shootings are--disturbingly--not a rarity in America, the recent tragedy in Parkland has been captured on multiple videos and...

Searching for the meaning of feminism? Avoid Urban Dictionary

Searching for the meaning of feminism? Avoid Urban Dictionary

Bianca Johnson

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When you search the definition of feminism on Google, the second link that pops up is a well-known site called, Urban Dictionary. When you click on it, this is what you find: Feminism: “The idea that stupid ugly women believe and say they should get the same rights as men, and then claim superiorit...

Gamer vents about high prices for basically same games

Gamer vents about high prices for basically same games

ExLee Dawson

March 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Why? Why do these game developers do this to us? Every year, every darn year, the same game is just re-released in a new box. It just sucks if you’re someone like me who enjoys playing the game, but knows if I'm not up to date then the experience is trash. Let me backtrack a bit and catch those non-g...

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be sad just because you’re single

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be sad just because you’re single

Cameron Moore and Hezekiah Likekele

February 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day, the day that couples love and single people hate. But it doesn't have to be like this, there is a way that everyone can enjoy this day. Now you can be single, that’s perfectly fine, (I’m lying. It’s really not. Go find somebody to love.) just gotta make the best of life. You ...

My hijab doesn’t oppress me, but assumptions about it do

My hijab doesn’t oppress me, but assumptions about it do

Je'Nan Hayes

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“The religion of Islam is sexist. It oppresses women and women have no rights.” This is a statement that is frequently and mistakenly made by people who are not Muslim and who are uninformed about Islamic culture. I am Muslim. I wear hijab. I am not oppressed. Living in such a fast pace, modernist,...

Superbowl serves sadness for Patriots fans, Illadelphia rejoices

Superbowl serves sadness for Patriots fans, Illadelphia rejoices

Hezekiah Likekele

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A wise man once said, “All good things must come to an end.” Well, I hope it ends soon because my heart has crumbled into pieces. As you may know, I am a New England Patriots fan. Watching the Super Bowl yesterday was an emotional roller coaster that I was not physically or mentally prepared for. We...