alexaschapiro

alexaschapiro

Alexa is currently a senior at CHAMPS Charter High School. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the school's satirical newspaper, the Champion, and the "real" newspaper found online called the Paw Print. She would like to major in Journalism when moving on to college next year. An avid reader, some of her favorite books are Slaughterhouse V and Franny and Zooey. Her favorite subject to study in school is English.
Parkland shooting in their eyes

Parkland shooting in their eyes

Emma González, 18, sat crouched in the small space between one row of chairs and the next in her school’s auditorium. A fire alarm had just went off and González was standing outside with a few friends when she saw band kids running back into their building. Soon...

Exploring Bitcoin

Exploring Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that has sparked great interest in the last year. At its highest point in mid-December 2017, the value of one bitcoin was estimated to be $19,500. As of Jan. 29, the value has dropped to approximately $11,150. The dramatic...

LGBT Rights in 2017

LGBT Rights in 2017

My heart sank when I heard wind that the category for LGBT rights was removed from the White House website following President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. Before the removal, dislike and apathy was implicit in Trump's speeches and actions, but now his...

Teens weigh in on net neutrality repeal

Teens weigh in on net neutrality repeal

The vote to repeal net neutrality has teenagers fuming, and for valid reasons. A world of opportunities provided by the internet in its current state has been swept out from under us. There is a feeling of powerlessness amongst teenagers. Even with contacting their...

Opinion: How social media is destroying independence

Opinion: How social media is destroying independence

Social media applications like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter train us to use others’ opinions of ourselves in place of building our own self-image, thus, requiring constant validation from others and eliminating the possibility of complete independence. Continuing...