Laureate

Laureate

I am a reporter and High School Insider Editor for the Laureate Newspaper at my school St.Lucy's.
A Lesson on Life: Embracing Time

A Lesson on Life: Embracing Time

Time is not on my side. It flies by without a care in the world, leaving me stunned every day’s end.  My senior year has been characterized by nothing else but fleeing time. I have lived in a nonstop 24-hour cycle of waking up, rushing out of the house to get to...

Be the next guest in space

Be the next guest in space

The first space luxury hotel is set to become a reality in 2021 with an estimated cost of $9.5 million per guest. Only six people will be on the spacecraft at a time, two of those include crew members to help guests have the best stay possible. A guest’s trip will...

Opinion: The Meaning of a 4.0 GPA

Opinion: The Meaning of a 4.0 GPA

As finals season has come to a close and a new semester is upon us, I have recently been reflecting about what it means to have a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) and why today’s society makes that number an ideal one. Throughout elementary and middle school, I always...

Opinion: Sexual assaults hidden blame

Opinion: Sexual assaults hidden blame

In October 2017, the New Yorker and the New York Times published two stories centered on recent assault accusations against the Hollywood film producer, Harvey Weinstein. Emerging from such exposure, a domino effect has triggered dozens more women to come forward...

The world’s most persecuted people

The world’s most persecuted people

Dwelling in Rakhine State of Myanmar and adjacent areas of neighboring Bangladesh, are the Rohingya people. The Rohingya are largely Muslim while a small portion are Hindu. They speak the language of Rohingyalish, linguistically similar to Chillagonian, which is...

Opinion: Sexual assaults hidden blame

Opinion: Public dissent should only ever be non-violent

In the news, recently, there has been unprecedented amounts of protesting against the president and for the president through both violent and non-violent means. However, no matter how just the cause, violent protesting should never be tolerated. No cause ever...

Teen invalidity, an epidemic

Teen invalidity, an epidemic

As I kneeled on the pew of the prayer room in my Catholic high school, my skirt tucked around my thighs, my hands were clasped tightly, intertwined with one finger between the other. My chin rested on my fist and looking up to Mother Mary holding baby Jesus, tears ran...

Don’t trust ‘trusty’ online reviews

Don’t trust ‘trusty’ online reviews

In our technologically-influenced world, online reviews determine whether or not a service or product is worthy of one’s time and money. Although the purpose of reviews is to reveal the truth behind a business' quality, their content encourages an over-dramaticized...

Opinion: Confederate statues should not be removed

Opinion: Confederate statues should not be removed

Most people are familiar with the phrase, “We must learn from the past.” Yet, as a nation we seem to have forgotten this ideal. National monuments, plaques, and statues all over the nation have been removed in recent weeks, partly due to the events in Charlottesville,...