Category: EDITORIAL

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A year later, I am still afraid

I’ve always been a skittish person- someone easily scared by silly pranks or horror movies. These things have always made me jump in surprise, much to the amusement of my friends. Now, though, my friends find no amusement in my fear. The reason is twofold: first, they feel the same exact fear as I do; second, our fear is not […]

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Women’s healthcare is being stripped down slowly by the government

Women’s healthcare is being stripped down slowly by the government

Recently, men in the government have been trying to make permanent decisions about women’s healthcare in America, and it’s not settling with women. Birth control, abortions, gynecologist appointments, tampons and pads: a list of items that could be in jeopardy. Now, while most women can name multiple healthcare items they need, there are plenty of men in women’s lives that […]

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On the 20th day of a partial government shutdown, furloughed federal workers, contractors and union representatives gathered before marching to the White House to demand that President Trump reopen the government on Jan. 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Donald Trump is to blame for the government shutdown

On Dec. 22, the government stalled when Congress failed to pass a spending bill and went into what would become the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The main reason for the shutdown is that Congress refused to allocate a requested five billion dollars for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall, a request that many members of Congress, particularly Democrats, found […]

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Demonstrators opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh protest inside the Hart building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.,  on Sept. 27, 2018. Photo courtesy of Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Brett Kavanaugh should not have been confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Although President Trump and other Republican leaders are satisfied with Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, he is not the right choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court nor is he the right choice for the future of the United States. A Supreme Court Justice should show an even-temperament, high moral standards and exemplary leadership skills, alongside […]

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Holiday Shopping is in full swing as Halloween is in the rearview. Black Friday shoppers make their way through Macy's in Manhattan, New York. Target Corp. and KohlâEUR(TM)s Corp. were among the retailers running âEURoeBlack FridayâEUR preview sales on selected items in stores and online, an early promotional tease to the traditional heavy shopping that occurs the Friday after Thanksgiving. (Howard Simmons/New York Daily News/TNS)

Black Friday presents obstacles for families around the holiday season

Every fall, stores all across the United States begin advertising their insane Black Friday deals. Black Friday is an incentive to buy more products and spend all day in the mall browsing stores. Families can start to shop on Thanksgiving evening or at the crack of dawn the next morning. For many, Black Friday becomes a tradition with family or […]

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Parking Predicament. Students personalize thier parking spaces in the senior lot. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Juniors should not be allowed to park in the senior lot

The senior lot has always been a defining characteristic of the senior experience. Students who have dedicated years of their life to MSD are finally rewarded in their last year by being able to customize a personal parking spot and making it their own. It is thought of by many as a right of passage, and is highly anticipated by […]

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The Eagle Eye Editorial Board offers advice to the freshman class

Welcome to the next four years of your life. Hopefully, you have had an easy transition to high school thus far, if not, just remember to stay positive — it can only get better. There is no doubt that high school can be an intimidating change; from academic pressures to social struggles, the stress is sometimes all too real. Do […]

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School chairs have negative effects on teenage posture

School chairs have become a hindrance on the health and posture of teenagers. According to a poll by the Pew Research Center, 69 percent of parents believe their schools are not being held to a high standard when it comes to providing healthy lunches and good classroom ergonomics. There are plenty of issues in many American public schools that need […]

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Women in tennis unfairly punished due to misogynistic regulations

Women in tennis unfairly punished due to misogynistic regulations

Cases in the media are unveiling the strange rules that official female sports players must follow. The most recent incident was at the US Open involving tennis player Alizé Cornet, who decided to leave the court to change her shirt during a 10 minute cool down in the middle of her match against Johanna Larsson. After realizing she had put […]

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A deputy with the Broward County Sheriff's Office directs traffic outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Monday, April 2, 2018. Extra security is one of a number of security measures the school district has enacted as a result of the Feb. 14 shooting at the school that killed 17. (John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Keeping students safe in school

Time and time again American schools are struck with tragedies that have seemingly become a common occurrence. After each one of these terrible events, America is faced with a question: How do we stop this from happening again?.  When the events on Valentine’s Day unfolded and America had seemingly failed once again, a new debate on how to protect defenseless […]

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