Category: EDITORIAL

Illustration by Brianna Jesionowski

[Opinion] Celebrities must use their power to address issues that impact society

In the age where social justice issues dominate global media, it is becoming increasingly difficult to evade matters of contention, especially for celebrities. From Black Lives Matter to the #MeToo movement, a wide variety of celebrities have utilized their public platform to propagate a meaningful […]

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Illustration by Julia Landy

[Opinion] Safety measures on campus make it suitable for learning

After several months of school board meetings and surveys, the Broward County Public School Board has ultimately decided that they would be opening schools again for on-campus learning. However, with COVID-19 still being a concern, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School opened with the necessary precautions […]

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Illustration by Julia Landy

[Opinion] Students and teachers are safer learning at home

After nearly two months of online school, we finally have the option to return to in-person learning. That should be a good thing, right? Face-to-face instruction from teachers, hanging out with your friends and simply getting “back to normal.” What could be so bad about […]

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Stop teaching American exceptionalism in schools, teach history.

[Multimedia] Stop teaching American exceptionalism in schools, teach history

Out of our 11 years of attending public school classes, including years of United States and world history courses, it was not until the seventh grade that we had finally learned about America’s brutal treatment of the indigenous people.  For those who have grown up […]

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With people attending football games during this time, there are many potential health risks. A good way to determine whether or not you should attend a NFL game is making a list of pros and cons.

[Opinion] Fans should be allowed to attend NFL Games

Throughout the past seven months, the question of allowing fans to attend football games has been in the air. Fans across the country worried about the possibility of not being able to watch their favorite teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the National Football […]

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Broward County Public Schools give students the option to stay-at-home or attend physical school.

[Opinion] Broward County Public Schools should not reopen for face-to-face instruction

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, there is no reason why Broward County Public School students should resume face-to-face instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.  After completing an entire month of online school, the Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie was pressured by […]

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Physical textbooks and online textbooks are both being utilized this school year. Each version has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Photo by Destiny Cazeau

[Opinion] Physical textbooks are better than online textbooks

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, schools across Broward County, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have switched to virtual learning. As a result, the use of online textbooks for school has undoubtedly increased.          Physical and online textbooks essentially do the same job of providing students […]

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Checking watches has become a common occurrence as students and teachers are constantly running against the clock with only 5 minutes between classes. Graphic by Makayla Jesionowski

[Opinion] Five minutes between class periods is not long enough for students or teachers

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, schools across the globe have shifted to virtual learning to start the 2020-2021 school year. In an effort to maintain social distancing and comply with CDC guidelines, students are completing schoolwork through sites like Canvas and meeting on video […]

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[Opinion] American media has perfected the art of demonizing children of color

[Opinion] American media has perfected the art of demonizing children of color

In America, minorities are victims of dehumanization and criminalization, especially in the news. The media perpetuates a false narrative that negatively impacts the perception of colored youth. As shown on multiple occasions, children of color are depicted as thugs or gang bangers, and oftentimes have […]

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Students should not have homework during virtual school, due to the overwhelming amount of screen time already done during school hours. Photo by Madison Lenard.

[Opinion] Students should not have homework during virtual school

Due to the widespread coronavirus pandemic, many aspects of our daily lives have been adjusted to fit a new normal. In order to comply with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and keep everyone safe, many schools across the globe have transitioned to […]

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