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Political division builds tension in school, nation

Political division builds tension in school, nation

January 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Nov. 9, 2016. Months of heated debate and speculation over the election culminated in one morning, a frenzy of students crying and friends consoling each other - or in sharp contrast - congratulating one another. Few faces seemed cheerful or content. As an outsider looking in, it appeared a terrible...

High school stereotypes in media hurt teens

High school stereotypes in media hurt teens

Sally Ehlers

January 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The stereotypical portrayal of high schoolers in media is a problem. The unrealistic ideas of teenage behavior, cliques and physical characteristics society accepts are hurting teenagers. A Psychology Today article explains how parents react to teen behavior. Parents expect teen behavior portrayed...

#MeToo movement exposes abusers, gives voice to victims

#MeToo movement exposes abusers, gives voice to victims

Tess Rempel

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Alyssa Milano broke her silence and spread awareness to make a monumental change in rape culture on Oct. 25, 2017 with one Twitter post. “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet,” Milano wrote. Within 24 hours, both men and women replied with...

College apps continue through the holiday season

College apps continue through the holiday season

Caroline Monaghan

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

‘Tis the season for candy canes, gift-giving, flavored lattes and college applications. College applications are just another part of the dreaded process that supports a multi-million dollar business: higher education. And now, they seem as integral to the holiday season as strung lights. According...

Health insurance companies must provide birth control

Health insurance companies must provide birth control

Maria Maroko

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Whether or not birth control should be provided to women by health insurers has been a point of great controversy. It is clear that birth control is in fact essential to women’s health, and should therefore be provided to whomever requires it. According to BBC News, people that oppose birth control...

Always follow the “Work hard, play hard” motto, even after CHS

Always follow the “Work hard, play hard” motto, even after CHS

December 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials

CHS students like to live by the motto “work hard, play hard.” Most of us know the importance of striking a balance between our academic, social and extracurricular endeavors. But once we leave the sheltered and structured environment of Communications High School and enter the world as college students,...

Celebrity activists change little in politics

Celebrity activists change little in politics

Vaughn Battista

December 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recently, celebrities have been more active in our current political climate. Whether it's Eminem’s attack on Trump during the BET Hip Hop Awards or Meryl Streep criticizing the president during her Golden Globes speech, many have been voicing their political opinions. But very few actually contribute...

Climate change needs more than government recognition

Climate change needs more than government recognition

Vaughn Battista

December 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Global warming is one of the most pressing issues of our planet today. The general consensus is that it exists, and people contribute to it. NASA reports that 97 percent of peer-reviewed articles about climate change claim that humans play a significant role in the impact of climate change. Yet a...

Take away costumes, take away fun: A Halloween tradition that schools should permit

Take away costumes, take away fun: A Halloween tradition that schools should permit

Sally Ehlers

December 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s finally Halloween season and the fall festivities have begun: pumpkin picking, hay rides, haunted houses, candy shopping and costume selection. Costumes are the most iconic parts of Halloween, but some elementary and middle schools are considering banning kids from wearing their costumes to school. Arguments...

NFL practices protected speech

NFL practices protected speech

Madison Vigdor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It all started with a kneel. Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers at the time, took a knee during the national anthem at a home game against the Houston Texans on Aug. 14, 2016 to start the conversation on police brutality that had been previously avoided. In a press conference,...

Many jobs during the school year: more stress than money

Tess Rempel

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The dawn of a new school year often makes students think about which activities outside of school are really worth their time. According to CentSaiAdulting.com, 4.7 million teenagers consider a job to be worth this time. But is having more than one job really a valuable use of a student’s time? Working...

Columbus Day should not be a federal holiday

Columbus Day should not be a federal holiday

Caroline Monaghan

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Though Columbus Day grants us another day to sleep in, it is a holiday that detracts from American beliefs. Celebrating a man that enslaved, murdered and exploited natives is neither patriotic nor honorable. Christopher Columbus was an Italian-born explorer who is mistakenly known for landing on America...

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