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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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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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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 […]

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The holiday season has begun

The holiday season has begun

The holiday season is quickly approaching and for many the holiday season begins with Thanksgiving and ends with New Year’s Day. Everyone loves the season because it is full of light and happiness. The nice, cold weather also adds to the happiness of the season […]

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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 […]

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Immigration activists demonstrate outside the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in Washington D.C. as the Senate agreed to a deal to avoid a shutdown that does not include provisions for so-called Dreamers sought by Democrats. (Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma Press/TNS)

Why we need DACA to protect young immigrants

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election, inciting passionate responses from both sides of the political spectrum. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act was never meant to be permanent. Former President Barack Obama continuously asked Congress throughout his term […]

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) during a hearing of the judiciary subcommittee on February 27, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Astrid Riecken/MCT/TNS)

Give amnesty to the DREAMers but an axe to the program

Anything with the capacity to initiate a government shutdown tends to grab people’s attention. The specific immigration issue on the mind of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, when he led the crusade for the government shutdown, was the lack of a comprehensive immigration deal that […]

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Why you should be a vegan

Why you should be a vegan

From diets like juicing and eating 10 eggs a day, many celebrities swear their crazy diet fads keep them in shape. Besides these outrageous attempts to lose weight, there is actually a lifestyle that guarantees long-term health in both physical and mental aspects: veganism. Veganism […]

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Dress code prohibits freedom of expression

Dress code prohibits freedom of expression

High school prepares students for their future by encouraging acceptable learning techniques, attire and conduct. However, sometimes schools take it a little too far with dress codes, suppressing students from being themselves or dressing the way they want. Administration uses the word “distracting” when addressing […]

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