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Opinion: Student safety and emergency drills — we deserve more

Opinion: Student safety and emergency drills — we deserve more

I sat silently in the darkness, my second period class laughing and talking as we awaited instructions. Bags were already packed, our second period teacher having informed us that a lockdown drill was to occur at the conclusion of class. Protocol had been ingrained...

Opinion: ‘I’m fine’ — Silencing the truth of how we feel

Opinion: ‘I’m fine’ — Silencing the truth of how we feel

The new progressive society prides itself on its emphasis on freedom of speech, especially regarding concepts deemed controversial and unpopular. People freely express their views on ideas ranging from the newest presidency to abortion to religion and to rights. Yet...

Opinion: Debunking the Truth of a Healthy Living Trend

Opinion: Debunking the Truth of a Healthy Living Trend

In a constantly evolving society, new movements and trends are constantly on the rise. As of recent, an emphasis on healthy living and fitness has developed and has become the central focus of many companies, products, professions, and more. From açaí bowls to...

Finding a ‘Middle Ground’ During the Great Divide

Finding a ‘Middle Ground’ During the Great Divide

The world has been in a constant split, a division of people with differing views and ideals. In nearly every aspect of society, the world is in constant disagreement. Republican or Democrat, Religion or Atheism, Chocolate or Vanilla. Yet in hopes of addressing the...

Opinion: The Moral Dilemma of a Carnivore

Opinion: The Moral Dilemma of a Carnivore

Ingrained into American culture is the consumption of a variety of animal products. At essentially every restaurant, meat is a constant on the menu. Even items that are traditionally vegetarian have become laced with bacon, ground beef, or other forms of meat. Yet...

Exposing the hidden horrors of music festivals

Exposing the hidden horrors of music festivals

Attending a music festival is a dream for many. They promise excitement, trendy photos, great music and an amazing social outlet. From Stagecoach to Day and Night, there is an exciting festival for all music lovers. Amongst the various music festivals is one of the...

School Shootings: A New Fear and the Copycat Effect

School Shootings: A New Fear and the Copycat Effect

School shootings have become an increasingly prevalent issue nationwide, with the United States leading in the highest number of school related shootings in the world. Because of these horrendous attacks, parents, students, teachers and administrators are living in...

90th Academy Awards Recap

90th Academy Awards Recap

The 90th Academy Awards was a ceremony filled with memorable moments, political discussion, and of course, recognition of the best cinematography this year. The event was held on March 4 and was filled with both serious and lighthearted topics. As of recent, award...