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Mental health coverage is a necessity

Mental health coverage is a necessity

Lauren Spiezia
May 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Hundreds of insurance companies around the country have broken a law for nearly ten years. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires American insurance providers to create limitations on the amount of money offered for the coverage of mental health benefits. Despite the implementation,...

Nationalism should not always have a negative connotation

Nationalism should not always have a negative connotation

Will Dean
May 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A spectre is haunting America — the spectre of nationalism. As citizens of this new age, we have been told that if a people become loyal and devoted to their nation, they become nationalists. The word stirs up memories of Nazi Germany and the Confederate South, both of which are blots on human histor...

Spirituality cleanses the mind, body and spirit

Spirituality cleanses the mind, body and spirit

Lauren Spiezia
May 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Spirituality – a green juice cleanse for the mind, body and soul. The term is a broad one, meant to encompass a variety of definitions and applications. Online medicine forum Addmeaningtolife.com defines spirituality as a “inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his/her being.”...

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

Will Dean
May 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Secretary of Education on Feb. 7 in a 51-50 Senate vote. DeVos is an avid proponent of school choice, a controversial topic which focuses on how money for education should be allocated. The closeness of the vote shows just how divided America is on the t...

Superstitions increase confidence

Superstitions increase confidence

Alexis Colucci
May 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

For someone born on Friday the 13th, I am just as superstitious as one might expect. I knock on wood, avoid walking under ladders and only pick up pennies for good luck if they land on heads. I do not remember when my superstitions began; it was just part of my life and beliefs as I grew up, as it...

America needs public libraries

America needs public libraries

Caroline Monaghan
April 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In the current world of eBooks and the Internet, the thought of a public library seems dated and like a waste of tax dollars. If you’re paying taxes to have a building hold antiquated books and even more obsolete software, this is definitely true. But this is simply not the case. Libraries across America hav...

Hollywood can use films to spread politic ideas

Hollywood can use films to spread politic ideas

Vaughn Battista
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With such a controversial president, it seems that Hollywood has become increasingly political, especially through award shows. From Jimmy Fallon’s Trump one-liners to Meryl Streep’s six minute speech criticizing the president at the Golden Globes, it seems that actors and filmmakers all across Holly...

Promposals force a “yes”

Promposals force a “yes”

Sarah Lynch
April 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Let me preface this by saying I am not the Grinch of prom. I’m a big fan of prom: the dresses, the decor, the music, the food, the overall atmosphere. But the one aspect of prom that is absurdly over-hyped is asking someone to prom. “Promposals,” as they are now called, have turned a simple q...

Safe spaces have created ignorance to the real world

Safe spaces have created ignorance to the real world

William Dean
March 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Designated safe spaces are now popular on college campuses across the nation, at universities including DePaul, Rutgers and UCLA. A safe space, as defined by the Oxford English Living Dictionary, is a “place or environment in which a person...can feel confident they will not be exposed to...emotional...

Social justice warriors affect social movements

Social justice warriors affect social movements

Lauren Spiezia
March 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Some avid social media users know that one person who constantly posts “Check your privilege!” and stirs online fights over social and political issues. The term for people like this is social justice warriors (SJWs) and is classified by the Oxford Dictionary as “an informal or derogatory term for a pe...

Circus Drive-In may close, making way for PETA

Circus Drive-In may close, making way for PETA

Kail Ying
March 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

For many Monmouth County residents and visitors, the idea of the Circus garners memories of a childish, fun environment and loving atmosphere full of food. After all, The Circus Drive-In Restaurant was “established in 1954, and family owned, The Circus Drive-In Restaurant provides classic car-hop servic...

Social media cleanses are beyond beneficial

Social media cleanses are beyond beneficial

Izzy Cavazzoni
March 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Six hundred million Instagram accounts. Over a billion daily active users on Facebook. Around 350,000 average tweets per minute. No matter the platform, social media’s ubiquitous presence in the daily lives of people across the globe is unmistakable. In pursuit of less distractions and more fre...

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