Category: EDITORIAL

Influenza poses a far greater threat to Americans than the coronavirus from China that has made headlines around the world, and the flu vaccine remains the best defense -- especially for children and the elderly. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Opinion: Students should be more cautious about preventing the flu

Recently, the Wuhan coronavirus has been causing panic across the world. Deaths from the mysterious virus have surpassed 1,000 in China, exacerbated by the long incubation period for the virus, poor quarantines and lack of efficient treatment. 11 cases have been confirmed in the United […]

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AP style decoration posters are interactive so students can get more use out of them. Photo by Darian Williams

Classroom decorations affect how students learn

The way a classroom is decorated affects learning for the students in that class. Decorations in a classroom can include inspiring words, students’ work, parts of lessons, number lines, graphs and charts.  Teachers of different subjects seem to decorate differently, with English rooms being more […]

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Why you shouldn’t get back together with your ex

Why you shouldn’t get back together with your ex

Every high school student knows someone who’s been on-again, off-again with a partner before. Sometimes, the back-and-forth lasts weeks. Other times, it can span the course of years. These breakups and reconciliations are always fraught with drama. They’ve been depicted in just about every form […]

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High school students are sleep deprived

High school students are sleep deprived

 Throughout high school, students struggle to balance assignments, extracurriculars and clubs, while also preparing themselves for young adulthood. Since all of these extra activities take hours of work and energy, students are required to put in the effort on a daily basis to stay on […]

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Iowa Caucus goers raise their hands. Caucus-goers raise their hands to be counted during the caucuses at Stephen Auditorium Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune

Opinion: Iowa Caucus disarray spells disaster for democracy

There are three things that you can count on every four years: death, taxes and the Iowa Caucus kicking off the primary season without issue.  Or can you? Election after election, Iowans would funnel into polling places across the state and participate in an antiquated, […]

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MSD should replace the smoke detectors in the bathrooms with heat detectors

MSD should replace the smoke detectors in the bathrooms with heat detectors

In the 2019-2020 school year, the number of false fire alarms has been wonderfully low. However, the alarm was recently set off at two incredibly inopportune times: one about twenty minutes before school began, and one only five minutes after it ended. Both alarms were […]

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Students are constantly being blocked from websites throughout the school computers. Photo by Ariana  Perez

Schools should only be able to block certain websites

A school’s job is to educate students and keep them protected throughout the duration of the school day. Many schools, including Broward County schools, block certain websites that may include inappropriate or harmful content for these reasons.  At most points during the school day, teachers […]

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Students are constantly viewing colleges on social media sites. Photo by Maria Vera

Colleges should be able to use social media accounts to influence admission decisions

Social media, including Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, requires mature and responsible users in order to make smart decisions and act with respectable behavior. All users need to be fully aware that whatever is posted is seen by everyone forever, whether the post is deleted or […]

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MSD should be taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint

Nicknamed “Mother of the Everglades,” Marjory Stoneman Douglas dedicated her life to protecting the environment. As a school that was named after her, the inhabitants of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School should make more of an effort to be environmentally sustainable, which starts with reducing […]

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Editorial cartoon by Leah Ronkin

Green New Deal aims to address climate change through sweeping reform

Climate change is a common topic of discussion in current politics. Democratic presidential hopefuls have all laid out the ways they plan on tackling it. The president has tweeted about it. The science is clear: climate change is a ticking time bomb, and if we […]

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