Category: EDITORIAL

The American flag, flying over Denver, Colorado, on April 12th, 2017. Photo by Kevin Trejos.

Why we need another DACA

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election. One of President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border to discourage illegal immigrants from crossing over into the United States. While the wall has not yet materialized, Trump took a major step in his fight against illegal immigration on Sept. […]

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President Trump has a decision to make regarding DACA

DACA was only a temporary fix

Since President Donald Trump vowed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a system devised by the Obama administration to protect immigrant youth from deportation, an outcry of protest has spread across the country. Most of these protests, including one organized by the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) in front of the White House earlier this […]

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Opinion On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Opinion On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

On May 14th, 1948, the day before the British officially moved out of what was then known as “Palestine,” Jewish leader and future first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion declared the independence of the newly-named “State of Israel”. The next day, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq – with the aid of troops from other Arab countries – invaded the new state in an […]

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Standardized Testing

Standardized Testing

What if the score you received on a standardized exam did not count in terms of your acceptance into the university of your dreams? The textbook definition of a standardized test is: any examination that’s administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner. There are two major kinds of standardized tests: aptitude tests and achievement tests. Achievement tests measure underlying […]

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Ringling Bros. circus comes to an end after years of animal cruelty

Ringling Bros. circus comes to an end after years of animal cruelty

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus company is known as the “greatest show on earth.” Five of the seven Ringling brothers merged their show with Barnum and Bailey’s productions in 1919. The original family circus was founded in 1884.   After 146 years of performing the circus, it is questionable as to why the family has decided to put an […]

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Save the whales: SeaWorld’s damage to marine mammals

Save the whales: SeaWorld’s damage to marine mammals

SeaWorld, a marine mammal park, has been open for 52 years. The park is known for it’s marine life and exciting rides. Home to killer whales, beluga whales, dolphins, manatees, sharks and many other aquatic animals, SeaWorld has attracted people from around the world. Back in 2010, the park suffered a very big incident. One of their killer whales, Tilikum, who […]

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America Made the Wrong Choice on Election Day

America Made the Wrong Choice on Election Day

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 print edition of The Eagle Eye, and therefore does not include recent controversial political developments.* This year’s presidential election on Nov. 8 was one that was unprecedented – one that illustrates just how uncaring and bigoted the majority of (white) America is. The Department of Justice sued Donald Trump, the chosen […]

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MSD seniors face unexpected struggles in their final year

Senior year is often portrayed as the light at the end of the tunnel. Throughout high school, a majority of seniors enjoy telling underclassmen how easy and fun senior year will be for them. However, they tend to leave out one simple thing: the easy part does not occur until the second semester. What the past seniors tend to neglect is […]

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Sophomores Jenna Weissman and Helena Denny pose for a picture in their Halloween costumes. They dressed up as Mike and Sully from Monsters inc.

Students celebrate Halloween, even as holiday falls on a weeknight

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent $2.5 billion on Halloween candy this year. To receive this candy, students, including those at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, stayed up late trick-or-treating Oct. 31. However, as Halloween fell on a Monday this year, the students that participated in the festivities had to wake up early the next day to attend a full […]

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State of the American Presidential Election

State of the American Presidential Election

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that this is one of the worst elections in United States history. Americans immensely dislike both candidates: according to Reuters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective 55 percent and 62 percent disapproval ratings rank as the two highest in the six decades that presidential disapproval has been measured. What’s sad about […]

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