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No, Fascists Aren’t ‘Far Right’

No, Fascists Aren’t ‘Far Right’

Will Dean and Dane Tedder

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” This is Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s definition of fascism. From this definition, it is clear that fascism belongs not to the right wing, but to the left. Though the roots of fascism are difficult to trace, two major ph...

Evolution Should Be Taught in Public Schools

Evolution Should Be Taught in Public Schools

Maria Maroko

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When you consider how many scientific advancements have been made even in the past few decades, it seems almost ludicrous that widely accepted scientific theories such as evolution would still be disputed on the grounds that it does not match a dogmatic religious theory. However, the topic of whether e...

Gun control/school shootings

Gun control/school shootings

March 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials

“If I Don’t Make it, I Love You.” Trapped inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb.14, a student texted a loved one while hiding from an active shooter. According to the New York Times, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students that day with a civilian version of a military assault...

Stop commercializing Valentine’s Day

Stop commercializing Valentine’s Day

Madison Vigdor and Julia Rocco

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the 1300s, Valentine’s Day became associated with love and romance. The holiday meant spending time with that special someone and showing them how much you care. A confession of love, a homemade card or even a handwritten poem showed enough appreciation toward your significant other. People gave ...

Class councils work hard, live up to campaign promises

Class councils work hard, live up to campaign promises

Phoebe Drummond

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every fall and spring, the freshman hallway highlights the competitiveness of class elections at CHS. Posters fill every possible open space of those walls until they overlap. Students have the willpower to put forth great and capable councils to raise class funds and run events. Ability is all a...

Murphy shows great promise for NJ

Murphy shows great promise for NJ

Sally Ehlers

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After eight years of Chris Christie’s reign in office, Phil Murphy took over as governor of New Jersey. This state needs Gov. Murphy’s progressive liberal views. Murphy’s term only began just over a month ago, but he started strong with six executive orders that outline his goals as governor. ...

Celebrities in Washington: Stay in Hollywood or get political experience

Celebrities in Washington: Stay in Hollywood or get political experience

Vaughn Battista

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As 2020 nears, more and more articles like Politico’s “The Serious Case for Oprah 2020” arise. Donald Trump’s approval ratings are at an all-time low, leading some to suggest replacements for the current president in the 2020 election. People have pushed celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West...

“Cuffing Season” ties students down

“Cuffing Season” ties students down

Lauren Spiezia

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As temperatures drop during the holiday season, people are in a rush to find the perfect cuddle buddy. This is the result of “cuffing season,” which Urban Dictionary defines as when “people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous find themselves, along with the rest of the world, desiring...

Political division builds tension in school, nation

Political division builds tension in school, nation

January 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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...

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