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YouTube stars overly compensated for lifestyles

YouTube stars overly compensated for lifestyles

Eliane Tapia

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

YouTube is one of the largest entertainment media platforms, with billions of videos uploaded each day about topics ranging from gaming to conspiracy theories to daily vlogs. But the biggest YouTube stars have one thing in common: their over-the-top lifestyles. A YouTuber makes approximately 10,000 dollar...

Body positivity movement does not glorify unhealthiness

Body positivity movement does not glorify unhealthiness

Tess Rempel

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The campaign for body positivity is everywhere and leaders of the body positivity movement promote the idea that sizes, shapes and skin tones don’t define beauty. According to the American Psychological Association, 84 percent of American women and 43 percent of American men are unhappy with thei...

Do what you love or do what pays

Do what you love or do what pays

Tess Rempel

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As millenials, we’re often left wondering: should we give up a high-paying salary for self-satisfaction, or sacrifice it to support ourselves? The job market is a difficult hierarchy to climb, and for some, a barren system. Having passion in a career can drive success through motivation, and set work...

Trump lashes out with government shutdown

Trump lashes out with government shutdown

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Usually, when a child doesn’t get what they want, they throw a tantrum. Their parent reprimands them, and hopefully they learn. But, the issue arises when our president acts in the same manner: like a child who doesn’t get their way. He refuses to hear criticism and remains fixated on his idea for...

NFL fumbles as helmet rule fails to effectively combat CTE

NFL fumbles as helmet rule fails to effectively combat CTE

Caroline Monaghan

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The camaraderie of a team. Cheers and adoration from the entire school. Scholarships that could cover college tuition. The reasons to play football in high school are greater than just the love of the sport. Still, the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) adds up to something that no sc...

Female sexual liberation makes strides in media

Female sexual liberation makes strides in media

Brigid McCarthy

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

“Well, if you say you haven't, you're a prude. If you say you have you're a slut. It's a trap. You want to but you can't, and when you do you wish you didn't, right?” Allison Reynolds said in the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club.” It was a truth for teenage girls and their sex lives in the 1980...

Road test should yield for realistic driving skills

Road test should yield for realistic driving skills

Sally Ehlers

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

My heart pounded and my hands sweated as they gripped the steering wheel. My dad’s voice nagged at me with each turn of the wheel. My adrenaline pumped as I checked the mirrors, used the turn signal, turned left, parallel parked, made a u-turn and finished. The two-minute test was beginning to feel like...

Trophy hunting destroys wildlife

Trophy hunting destroys wildlife

Madison Vigdor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Trophy hunters destroy the nature of Africa. They whistle the tune “Hakuna Matata” from “The Lion King” and claim “no worries for the rest of your days” by donating insignificant amounts of money to protect wildlife. But, when the media is not looking, they hang Simba proudly in their off...

Politicians use America’s surveillance agencies to spy on opponents, Trump is among the victims

Politicians use America’s surveillance agencies to spy on opponents, Trump is among the victims

William Dean

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

There used to be a bipartisan consensus that the weaponization of America’s surveillance agencies to target political opponents was wrong. This is no longer the case. During the 2016 election season, Donald Trump and his campaign were among the first victims of this new government process. In ...

Diversity dominates discussion, lacking in the workplace

Diversity dominates discussion, lacking in the workplace

Vaughn Battista

November 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Diversity: whether you think it is a buzzword or an American value, it dominates national discussion, especially in the workplace. According to Aperian Global, companies such as Uber, Google and Facebook openly discuss the amount of diversity in their offices, and admit that they need to work on achie...

Include teens at the polls: young people deserve a say in local, federal elections

Include teens at the polls: young people deserve a say in local, federal elections

November 21, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The best way to change the country isn’t complaining over social media, like many stereotypes teens as doing. Amidst school shootings, sexual assault allegations and racial injustices, teenagers are more politically active now than ever, according to The Associated Press. So, we have to include them....

School expulsion worsens behavior in the long run

School expulsion worsens behavior in the long run

Eli Tapia

November 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Education is a legal right for every student in the world, according to Article 26 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The U.S. government requires every student to attend school and complete the high school curriculum level in order to get a minimum wage job. But for kid...

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