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Trump’s Iran deal decision proves wise

Trump’s Iran deal decision proves wise

Will Dean

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This past April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced to the world that the Iranian government lied. The Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, had obtained over 100,000 documents from a secret facility in Iran, according to Business Insider. “These files conclusively prove that Iran ...

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Caroline Monaghan

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Self-driving cars, thermostats that learn your heating and cooling needs and digital personal assistants: welcome to the multi-billion dollar industry of artificial intelligence (AI). Nearly 50 years before Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, scientists began to explore the potential of AI, ...

Kanye West gets cash through controversy

Kanye West gets cash through controversy

Vaughn Battista

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From leading the rap industry to falling into debt, Kanye West is no stranger to publicity. Recently, his latest statements resulted in large amounts of criticism. On April 25, West expressed his support for President Donald Trump and other right wingers on Twitter. Later, during a TMZ interview, West sa...

More than cows are at “steak” here

More than cows are at “steak” here

Tess Rempel

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Since the 20th century, the public has viewed veganism as an extreme fad geared more toward hippies and activists than everyday people. Meat-free options were neither convenient nor palatable, but over time, this has changed. Now more than ever, it is necessary to consider and support the veganism moveme...

Monmouth County a beloved home for CHS students

Monmouth County a beloved home for CHS students

May 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We would like to start by saying that this editorial will not be about gun control. Hear us out. We took last issue to tackle gun control and school shootings via the editorial, and continued our coverage in this issue’s In Depth spread. So for this issue, we decided to take on an issue close to ou...

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Lauren Spiezia

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Half your age plus seven. For years, this has been the benchmark to answer the question “how big is too big of an age gap in a relationship?” According to The Independent, the saying dates back to 1901, written in a book by French author Max O’Rell, and was featured in the 1951 play “The Moon is...

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Obsession over grades unhealthy for students

Sarah McNey

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For decades, schools have used grading systems to measure students’ proficiencies. If a student receives an A, they’re considered outstanding. But if they receive an F, they are – as the letter implies – a failure. With a reputation as the “best and brightest of Monmouth County,” many ...

Teens escape from political discussion

Teens escape from political discussion

Mia Gallo

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Conversations at Thanksgiving dinner tables, school lunch tables and work break rooms have all seemed to be missing one important topic: politics. Due to the seemingly scandalous White House and many Americans counting down the days until the 2020 Presidential Election, The Washington Post says that y...

Value in liberal arts degrees

Value in liberal arts degrees

Sally Ehlers

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Tech controls the world. Go into STEM. Liberal arts degrees leave you broke. We have all heard such advice, but it is far from true. The working world finds liberal arts degrees essential for success. A Cornell University study revealed that those with liberal arts majors are more satisfied than their c...

Memes benefit teens

Memes benefit teens

Katherine Lombardi

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The rise in popularity of the internet in the late 20th and 21st centuries has brought on a social phenomena: memes. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a meme is an amusing or interesting item, such as a captioned picture or video, spread widely online. From Grumpy Cat to Savage Patr...

DACA benefits the economy

DACA benefits the economy

Evan Kuo

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a political climate wrapped up in fear and rhetoric about illegal immigration, it can help to take a step back and see both sides of the story. In 2012, President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program. It protects people who illegally immigrated into the cou...

Online journalism proves a powerful informant

Online journalism proves a powerful informant

Vaughn Battista

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Print journalism has been on the decline, with newspaper circulation falling for the past 28 years, according to Pew Research Center. A variety of factors contributed to the fall of print journalism, but most of all, the success of online journalism. With it comes many new opportunities, but also s...

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