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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

Will 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...

Kavanaugh joins Supreme Court despite opposition

Kavanaugh joins Supreme Court despite opposition

Tess Rempel

November 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Despite three accusations of attempted rape & sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, he joined the Supreme Court as its newest justice. Besides Justice Clarence Thomas, Kavanaugh is the only Supreme Court Justice to have allegations of sexual assault against him, according to the Guardian. ...

New Jersey deserves more than Menendez

New Jersey deserves more than Menendez

Will Dean

November 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Democrat Bob Menendez faced off against Republican Bob Hugin in the race for one of New Jersey’s senate seats on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Incumbent Sen. Menendez has faced serious allegations of corruption, such as taking money from private interest groups in exchange for use of his political office, accord...

It is time to toss the tampon tax

It is time to toss the tampon tax

Madison Vigdor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When former President George H.W. Bush first imposed the luxury tax in 1991, its main purpose was to reduce the federal budget deficit by imposing taxes on the wealthy for non-essential products. But since 1991, the meaning of luxury has shifted from jewelry pearls to Tampax Pearls. Unlike the ot...

Allegations escalate, almost damage Kavanaugh’s career without evidence

Allegations escalate, almost damage Kavanaugh’s career without evidence

Will Dean

November 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a vote of 50-48. This was the closest in recent history, with Justice Clarence Thomas a close second with a confirmation vote of 52-48 in 1991, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Similar to Anita Hill’s accusations agai...

Five days, 51 journalists, one unforgettable experience

Five days, 51 journalists, one unforgettable experience

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“I didn’t realize the magnitude of this conference.” I said this several times throughout my five days at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, and I’ve been saying it ever since. When I received the email announcing I was the conference’s New Jersey representative, I was s...

Experience more, bucket list less

Experience more, bucket list less

Sally Ehlers

September 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Bucket lists are enticing ideas on Instagram and Pinterest, but in reality they cause more harm than good. These lists continue to skyrocket in popularity, resulting in a pandemic of bucket list obsession. Go skydiving, run a marathon, see the pyramids: every bucket list consists of generic goal...

Perfectionism doesn’t always spell perfection

Perfectionism doesn’t always spell perfection

September 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s no secret CHS is full of perfectionists. From freaking out if a poster isn’t perfectly straight to restarting a project with one minor flaw, perfection lurks behind every paper and deadline. At a school where anything below a 90 feels like a failure, it’s hard not to strive for perfect...

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