Category: EDITORIAL

Immigration activists demonstrate outside the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in Washington D.C. as the Senate agreed to a deal to avoid a shutdown that does not include provisions for so-called Dreamers sought by Democrats. (Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma Press/TNS)

Why we need DACA to protect young immigrants

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election, inciting passionate responses from both sides of the political spectrum. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act was never meant to be permanent. Former President Barack Obama continuously asked Congress throughout his term to create legislation that would reform immigration policy for these immigrants. Without DACA or a […]

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) during a hearing of the judiciary subcommittee on February 27, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Astrid Riecken/MCT/TNS)

Give amnesty to the DREAMers but an axe to the program

Anything with the capacity to initiate a government shutdown tends to grab people’s attention. The specific immigration issue on the mind of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, when he led the crusade for the government shutdown, was the lack of a comprehensive immigration deal that included provisions for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Despite the president vowing to […]

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Super Bowl Monday should be a holiday

Super Bowl Monday should be a holiday

With all eyes on the field, the biggest spectacle in all of sports is on, and everyone is glued to the screen. In January 2017, Kraft Heinz promoted its policy of relieving employees of their duties for the day after the Super Bowl — a trend some companies have begun to follow across the United States. While the Super Bowl […]

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Kneeling is a flawed protest that needs to go

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* America, in its current form, is a country divided. Since President Donald Trump’s victory in one of the most hotly contested elections in history, there has been no shortage of controversies to plague the country. The NFL has found itself at the center of one of […]

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Media portrayal of suicide may be the problem

Media portrayal of suicide may be the problem

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Bullying. Self-harm. Body image. Suicide. All are monumental problems faced by many teens coming from all walks of life. All need to be addressed. That’s where the PSAs and the cautionary tales come in: heartbreaking stories of girls and boys who have taken their own lives […]

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Private schools are hurting not helping

Private schools are hurting not helping

Throughout the history of education, private schools have been seen as a place to receive a prestigious education and to get a head start on adulthood ahead of one’s peers, but private schools and the stigma surrounding them have changed in recent years. Students who once received a higher education at such institutions have appeared to trade learning for grades, […]

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Plastic surgery and its effects on society

Plastic surgery and its effects on society

Whether it be a more chiseled jaw or a smaller nose, everyone has heard or made a complaint about a physical feature they wish they could change. Plastic surgery has become a popular solution to society’s insecurities with patients as young as 13 years old receiving it. Many of the procedures are unnecessary, especially at such a tender age. Bodies […]

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Why you should be a vegan

Why you should be a vegan

From diets like juicing and eating 10 eggs a day, many celebrities swear their crazy diet fads keep them in shape. Besides these outrageous attempts to lose weight, there is actually a lifestyle that guarantees long-term health in both physical and mental aspects: veganism. Veganism is a lifestyle diet in which a person refrains from eating any animal products including […]

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MSD arts programs do not receive sufficient support

MSD arts programs do not receive sufficient support

Every morning the familiar sound of “good afternoon eagles” greets the students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, followed by a series of announcements that are mainly centered around sports. Day after day, students hear about the accomplishments of their peers, but among these, commendation of athletes prevails. On the other hand, perhaps the most common victim of the neglect […]

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Dress code prohibits freedom of expression

Dress code prohibits freedom of expression

High school prepares students for their future by encouraging acceptable learning techniques, attire and conduct. However, sometimes schools take it a little too far with dress codes, suppressing students from being themselves or dressing the way they want. Administration uses the word “distracting” when addressing shoulders, showing off belly buttons and wearing short shorts, but teachers only are strict with […]

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