St. Lucy's Laureate

St. Lucy's Laureate

Gender standards are affecting children

Gender standards are affecting children

After just one quick stroll down any toy aisle in America, consumers expect to find a wide variety of the latest gadgets from neon gooey Floam to the coveted new Nintendo 3DS. Hidden behind the allure of such novelties, one inherent flaw transcends the entire...

Google battles the Department of Labor

Google battles the Department of Labor

At 3.5 billion searches a day, Google has developed into the world’s most relied on resource for information in today’s society. Unfortunately, the tech powerhouse has fallen into yet another company scandal. On Jan. 4, The Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against...

Defund inmates’ elective surgeries

Defund inmates’ elective surgeries

Every two weeks, Americans across the nation recognize the sound of a tearing envelope and rustling of folded papers inside, followed by a sigh of disbelief with a hint of resentment. These all-too-familiar events transpire each payday as workers fork over a portion...

Fossil remains found in Greenland may point to evidence of life on Mars

Coral populations in Great Barrier Reef depleting

The Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest coral reef ecosystem on Earth and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stretching more than 300,000 square kilometers, it boasts more than 3,000 reefs, 600 islands, and 300...

Fossil remains found in Greenland may point to evidence of life on Mars

Kids are starting school too soon

Early childhood education is essential for the development and success of an individual. Without it, one would lack major life skills and the necessary tools that are required in any career field. However, American society in particular is squandering away today’s...

California teen combats bullying in the modern age

California teen combats bullying in the modern age

For most teens, getting an "A" on their most recent test is the biggest accomplishment imaginable, but for Natalie Hampton the bar was set much higher. Hampton, a 16-year-old from Sherman Oaks, Calif., launched Sit With Us, an app that combats bullying in the modern...

Self-lacing shoes are no longer a thing of the future

Self-lacing shoes are no longer a thing of the future

"Back to the Future: Part II" has had fans waiting in anticipation for the technology of the future for decades, like hoverboards, flying cars, and self-lacing shoes. Unfortunately, none of these advances became a reality in 2015, when the movie was set; however, one...

Edward Snowden: The American Benedict Arnold

Edward Snowden: The American Benedict Arnold

“Whistleblower” is too kind of a word to describe Edward Snowden. Traitor, Judas, and even Benedict Arnold are more befitting terms for a man who, three years ago, pilfered and leaked 15 million classified documents without the authorization to do so. Knowing that he...