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Millennial gentrification is causing some lower income families to lose affordable food and housing. https://unsplash.com/license

Negative side effects of millennial gentrification

Grace Donnelly November 24, 2021

Gentrification is a problem that affects struggling towns by raising prices and commercializing the city. In a study done by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, more than 135,000 people were...

Data from an NBC News poll of President Joe Biden’s approval
rating on Oct. 31, 2021.

President Biden’s approval rating takes a plunge

Joseph Wicke November 24, 2021

Since his inauguration, President Joe Biden has been the subject of widespread controversy. Following one of the most turbulent elections in American history, many conservatives are unsatisfied with the...

Although the CHS dress code is not as strict as other schools, some feel that dress codes are outdated. https://unsplash.com/license

School dress codes face backlash

Cayla Carlson and Ruth Crawford November 24, 2021

Dress codes are enforced in schools to ensure that students wear appropriate attire for the school atmosphere. While some schools are stricter than others, school dress codes are highly controversial....

The CHS foreign language classes offer students the foundation they need to grow as a Spanish speaker, but some wonder if more should be done in elementary and middle schools to teach foreign language to younger kids.
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America’s lack of foreign language education

Andrew Seckular and Ethan Wen November 24, 2021

More than half of the world’s population is able to speak multiple languages, according to the BBC. However, the Washington Post reports that only 20 percent of the American population is bilingual....

Teacher receives COVID-19 Vaccine after NJ Mandate.

The vaccine mandate battle: should the science be taken seriously?

Mackenzie Prince and Ronit Khromchenko November 24, 2021

Since its introduction in early 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine has been a controversial issue in America. It has led to utter disregard of science from many people, demonstrating the true neglect that some...

Violence outside the Kabul airport leads to evacuation efforts being slowed down.
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Ending Afghanistan’s 20 year war

Ryan Lemberger September 17, 2021

A panic has developed in Afghanistan as the Taliban takes control of the country. However, in the United States, people are oblivious to the actual issues occurring in Afghanistan. Many are making this...

Gen Z is one of the least religious generations in history. https://unsplash.com/license

Gen Z’s religious evolution

Eli Tapia September 17, 2021

For centuries, religion has affected history in many significant ways. Many civilizations and empires were ruled by religion, such as the Roman Empire, the Mayan Empire and Ancient Egypt. Religion has...

CHS class of 2024 poses for a picture during the freshman class meet and greet
event after resuming full-time in-person school.

Reflecting on the year through a freshman’s eyes

Andrew Seckular June 17, 2021

As COVID-19 traveled the world, the Class of 2024 felt unstoppable as they dominated the halls of middle school. Then, everyone watched helplessly as this dangerous disease trickled into the United States,...

Eilish is not letting toxic body stereotypes in society hold her back from being comfortable with herself. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The sexualization of Billie Eilish

Cayla Carlson June 17, 2021

Last month, 19-year-old music superstar Billie Eilish blew the internet away when she posted a photo of herself wearing an outfit far from her usual baggy clothing. She donned a fitted corset with over...

A survey of 39 students from May 18 to May 25.

Safety restrictions in the fall

Ryan Hart June 17, 2021

When in-person instruction was reintroduced in Oct., it was to no surprise that all students, faculty and staff would be required to wear a mask in order to enter and stay in the building. Up until...

Women are working towards changing the standards of what femininity looks like. https://unsplash.com/license

Overcoming internalized misogyny and embracing femininity

Katherine Manatos June 17, 2021

The concept of femininity was established around societal constructs created many years ago. While outdated, these ideas are repeatedly forced onto women and woven into society, resulting in internalized...

Mentally abusive couples in TV shows and movies are affecting the way people view a good relationship.
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Does popular media portrayal of abuse lead to toxic relationships?

Mackenzie Prince June 17, 2021

Manipulation, toxicity, abuse. What was once viewed as taboo issues has turned into just another side effect of a relationship. Why has mental abuse become such a normalised part of relationships in recent...

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