Category: EDITORIAL

Rise of social media usage affects young people

Rise of social media usage affects young people

Social media has constantly been developing and becoming more and more essential to people’s everyday lives. Apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Tiktok are meant to entertain and help users connect with others on a daily basis. One of the first things people do […]

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Having rank and GPA creates a culture of cheating

Having rank and GPA creates a culture of cheating

At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there is a clear connection between class rank and cheating. With education becoming a rat race of who can get to the top, students now purely focus on what can boost their grade point average and could care less […]

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A to-do-list of unrealistic standards students often feel the must live up to due to pressure from their parents. Photo by Samantha Goldblum

Parents’ expectations are set too high for children

The recent college admission scandal involving Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and other accused parents in March raises questions about parents’ high expectations for their children. Clearly, these accused parents were disappointed with their children’s ability to succeed academically and gain entry into the universities their […]

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Students struggle with balancing things in everyday life. Photo by Jocye Ahan.

Students spread themselves too thin with clubs, sports and jobs

After spending a long day at school working on countless assignments and taking various tests and quizzes, many students would like to come home and relax. However, students who take part in many clubs, sports or have a job don’t have that luxury. Ask any […]

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Editorial Cartoon by Leah Ronkin

Gender-neutral bathrooms provide a safe space for those who do not identify as cisgender

Whether you are male or female, using a public restroom may appear to be a simple task. However, for those who identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming, deciding whether to use the male or female restroom is a living nightmare, proving to be not only stress-inducing, […]

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Editorial Cartoon by Leah Ronkin

Free sanitary products should be provided in every female school restroom

Let’s open up the conversation: period talk. Ladies, it is the time of the month we all despise, but it would be much simpler if we did not have to lug a sanitary product with us every time we had to use the restroom at […]

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Horse rider Samantha Goldblum leaps over obstacle on her horse.

Horseback riding should be recognized as a sport

When people think of sports, they tend to think of typical sports such as softball, flag football or basketball. Being told by so many people that the sport they have dedicated their life is not a sport can be extremely aggravating. “All you do is […]

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Spirit week boosts morale on campus

Spirit week boosts morale on campus

As soon as summer ended, students were thrust back into school with very little time to adjust to the daily routine of sitting in a classroom for 90 minutes, taking high-pressure tests and studying for hours each day. In order to not be completely flooded […]

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The senior lot needs traffic controllers

The senior lot needs traffic controllers

One of many expectations of being a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is getting a parking spot in the senior lot. Many students look forward to knowing that they won’t have to walk from the junior lot in the heat during their last […]

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Social media and news platforms are not bringing light to world-changing news

Social media and news platforms are not bringing light to world-changing news

Positive and negative events happen around the world everyday; however, only some of it is broadcasted for the public to see. Social media and news platforms such as CNN and Fox News continue to emphasize the bad events but show very little attention to the good events that […]

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