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The US leads in gun deaths, lags in gun control

The US leads in gun deaths, lags in gun control

Isabella Antoon

May 4, 2018


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Under the Second Amendment of the Constitution, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Citizens of the United States have the right to purchase and own a gun, whereas policies differ in othe...

Tragedies prompt students to take action on and offline

Tragedies prompt students to take action on and offline

Kaitlyn Delaney

May 4, 2018


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In wake of recent nationwide tragedy, many Americans push for reform. In the fight for gun control, young Americans head the movement. “With thoughtful tweets about gun control, a fearlessness for taking on politicians and sharply worded messages to shut down conspiracy theorists, the students… are ...

Americans ask: do teachers need guns in the classroom?

Americans ask: do teachers need guns in the classroom?

Meredith Prud'homme

May 4, 2018


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Just turn on the television or listen to the radio and you are bound to hear dozens of news stories pertaining to gun violence. With the dangerous threats of the modern world come a need for self defense across demographic lines. However, each person chooses to defend themselves in different ways. For a 70-y...

The NRA and the 2nd Amendment cause controversy

The NRA and the 2nd Amendment cause controversy

Hannah Arbeitel and Alexis Colucci

May 4, 2018


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Since its addition to the Bill of Rights, Americans continue to debate the interpretation of the Second Amendment, with different organizations taking different stances. As an organization with a stance, the National Rifle Association (NRA) generates much controversy with their polarizing support for on...

Medical marijuana blazes a new trail

Medical marijuana blazes a new trail

Sarah McNey

March 2, 2018


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Medical marijuana has a long history. The Chinese used marijuana, also known as cannabis, for its healing properties as early as 2700 B.C., and Arab doctors treated patients with marijuana during the Middle Ages. Even 19th century American medical journals recommend marijuana to relieve pain, according...

Students get blunt with their marijuana experiences

Students get blunt with their marijuana experiences

Elizabeth Klemm and Emme Leong

March 2, 2018


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Whether at a house party or in the backseat of a car, many students at CHS are no strangers to using marijuana, despite issues with its legality. One student, whose name will be kept anonymous, said they smoke marijuana almost every weekend. “It’s mostly in social contexts, so when I’m with...

The risks of marijuana: weeding out fact from fiction

The risks of marijuana: weeding out fact from fiction

Cailey Ruderman

March 2, 2018


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Heroin, LSD and ecstasy are widely known as some of the most dangerous drugs in existence, and the federal government agrees. These deadly substances are ranked by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as Schedule I drugs due to their high potential for abuse. But, among them is marijuana. Fatal...

Marijuana legalization hits new high

Marijuana legalization hits new high

Alexis Colucci

March 2, 2018


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With over 200 slang terms from “weed” to “Mary Jane” and its growing popularity in everything from music to recipes, marijuana influences the lives of adolescents and adults across America. Despite its rising acceptance in society, marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. The Drug Enforcement...

Rise of Amazon

Rise of Amazon

Isabella Antoon and Meredith Prud’homme

February 10, 2018


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Amazon became the leading resource for online shoppers by reinventing itself from an obscure online bookstore to a household name with an annual revenue of over $61 billion. While the concept of buying and selling products online existed in the early 1990s, it was the tech and retail entrepreneur Je...

The state of shopping

The state of shopping

Allie Beekman and Kate Dickenson

February 10, 2018


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Over the past few decades, consumer culture in America continues to change greatly, especially among teenagers. Teens are now more likely to prefer shopping online and spend more money than ever. A study conducted by Pew Research Center in December 2016 found approximately eight in every 10 American...

The Mall-pocalypse

The Mall-pocalypse

Kaitlyn Delaney and Hannah Arbeitel

February 10, 2018


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Malls and retail stores have been slowly declining as a result of the increasing popularity of online shopping. Because of digital age advancement, physical storefronts have to compete with various online platforms. From 2010 to 2013, visits to malls in America declined by 50 percent, according ...

A Higher Cost : How CHS students and alumni dealing with the price of a higher education

Andrew Wang

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

For the average American, the issue of attending college is a matter of numbers. As reported by Forbes, for 44 million Americans as of February 2017, that number is $1.3 trillion, the total amount of student loan debt. For the graduating class of 2016, that number is $37,172, the average amount each...

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