Tag: editorial

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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In this screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a naturalization ceremony for new citizens in a pre-recorded video broadcasted during the virtual convention on August 25, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images/TNS)

[Opinion] Tokenism must be addressed in American politics

As the world becomes more accepting and welcoming of others, more and more places have begun to experience more open diversity. Recently, businesses see a greater need for diversity and are hiring people accordingly to make it possible. This is great news for minorities and […]

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Cumber Stadium sits empty, with the decision to play football yet to be put Into action. Photo by Isabelly Silveira

[Opinion] MSD football season should be cancelled

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas football team is highly supported by the MSD staff and students. The school promotes most games, and attendance is usually never low. That does not change the fact that the football season should be avoided and cancelled.  However, this season the […]

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CollegeBoard's new AP review have not ben as useful as expected for students.

[Opinion] AP reviews are decent study material, but need improvement

With the coronavirus pandemic pushing students into online school for the remainder of the year, the College Board has rushed to keep their end-of-year Advanced Placement exams in place. Each of the 38 AP classes has live review sessions on Youtube and resources meant to […]

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Students work on online programs, such as Canvas, to complete their assignments. Photo by Delaney Walker

[Opinion] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students should not repeat a grade

Many new changes and protocols have been put into place due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. This includes the shutdown of non-essential businesses, parks and schools. Additionally, many towns have issued a shelter-in-place order. Along with these changes, students have shifted towards online learning, […]

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[Opinion] High school workloads make students resent reading

[Opinion] High school workloads make students resent reading

In elementary school, reading for fun is emphasized as one of the best ways to sharpen students’ intellect. As kids progress through the school system, the emphasis stays the same while the workload gets more intense. Eventually, reading becomes less of a treat and more […]

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Plug in the headphones and get to work.

[Opinion List] What music should you listen to while working out?

Working out is a great escape from the monotony of a school or work day. Not only are you improving your physique and confidence, but going to the gym can bring a healthy avenue to release anger and stress and turn it into serenity. You […]

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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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Student leans over the classmate in front of them to take answers from their test.

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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