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Some are born with a smile

Some are born with a smile

Isabella Antoon

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Many of the physical features we are born with have been written into our genes. They are undeniable, unchangeable truths about ourselves that make us who we are. But with a recent increase in knowledge in the world of psychology, scientists and psychologists alike aim to discover if the genes you ar...

What happiness really is

What happiness really is

Allie Beekman

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Happiness. A word believed to originate in the 15th century, it’s something we all feel, something we all consider uplifting, but it’s not something we ever really look to define. So, it is not surprising that people are often confused when tasked with how to define it considering that Merriam We...

Happiness is a luxury only few can afford

Happiness is a luxury only few can afford

Katherine Lombardi

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

“Money can’t buy you happiness” is a trite statement that many hear at least once in their lives. But with rising costs for necessities, enticing high-price indulgences and multiple studies proving the opposite of these words, the well-known phrase may not be as true as it seems. A higher ...

Sunshine: the happiness vitamin

Sunshine: the happiness vitamin

Isabella Antoon

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Summer is a heavily anticipated time of the year for most, not only being a break from school, but also a time for warmer weather and sunshine. Many would argue that they are happier during the summer months, but is this happiness directly due to the increase in sunlight we are exposed to? The noti...

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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...

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