Category: EDITORIAL

U.S. President Donald J. Trump speaks during the Coronavirus Task Force press briefing on the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday, March 30, 2020 in the Rose Garden at the White House, in Washington, D.C. (Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

[Opinion] President Trump severely mishandled a reporter’s important question

On Mar. 20, President Trump held a coronavirus press conference where he lashed out at NBC reporter Peter Alexander over a question concerning what he would tell the Americans who feel scared right now.  “I say that you’re a terrible reporter, that’s what I say. […]

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Illustration by Ariana Perez

Valentine’s day has been forever changed from a holiday of love to a day of service and mourning

How do we feel two years after the shooting on Feb. 14, 2018?  We all get asked this question, but don’t answer it honestly. We can’t say good because it sounds insensitive, and we can’t say bad because then we will get the looks of […]

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Editorial cartoon by Leah Ronkin

Security changes are only a band-aid on the issue of shootings in schools

While it is easy for someone to look at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and pinpoint the problems that they think need solving, the students and staff at the school have a different perspective on what issues really matter.  Community members and organizations, such as […]

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Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

In sixth grade, every student in Broward County receives vision, hearing, BMI, and scoliosis screenings. These coincide with screenings in every academic subject area to gauge the ability to read, interpret information and do mathematical operations. There is one field, though, that is entirely neglected […]

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Senioritis strikes seniors during second semester

Senioritis strikes seniors during second semester

At this point in the year, seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have already received their acceptance letters from several colleges and have begun to plan for their life after high school.  At first, this process can be stressful for students, since friends, parents […]

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[Review] ‘SKIN’ by EXOCIETY (Rav, Kill Bill: The Rapper, Scuare) becomes quick hit among fans

[Review] ‘SKIN’ by EXOCIETY (Rav, Kill Bill: The Rapper, Scuare) becomes quick hit among fans

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the lead three members of the bedroom rap label EXOCIETY, Rav, KB (Kill Bill: The Rapper) and Scuare released their newest album SKIN. This album came as an extreme shock for their fan base since this album was only prefaced as […]

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Opinion: Twitter is creating less informed citizens

Opinion: Twitter is creating less informed citizens

Twitter is a social media site that took the world by storm. The premise was simple: 140-character messages sent out for anyone to read and respond. It distilled social media down to its barest bones. It was quick and to the point. Twitter did not […]

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Dislike buttons are not beneficial towards social media users. Photo by Brianna

Social media should not include a dislike button option

Social media is full of posts and opinions. From graduation photos to posts memorializing those who have passed away, social media has been a platform for users to express opinions and ideas. Whether it is through photos, videos or text, a user’s inner thoughts and […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures after his remarks about his Senate impeachment trial in the East Room at the White House in Washington on February 6, 2020. Trump said the Chiefs would visit the White House 'very soon.' (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

What was the point of Impeachment 2020?

On Feb. 5, 2020, President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate on both Articles of Impeachment, with the Senate failing to reach a two-thirds majority on either article.  The acquittal is a massive failure for congressional Democrats, who were seeking to oust the president […]

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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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