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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...

Gun control: sounds good, doesn’t work

Gun control: sounds good, doesn’t work

William Dean

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With each mass shooting comes the inevitable public discussion on the topic of guns. Should they be banned outright? What about only banning so-called “assault weapons”? Is the National Rifle Association (NRA) responsible in any way? Why should people own “weapons of war,” as the Huffington...

North Korea: Future Friend or Foe?

North Korea: Future Friend or Foe?

Lauren Arnao

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

News broke that President Donald Trump accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The two will meet and discuss denuclearization and “issues of mutual concern.” With this, America instantly began to discuss the possible outcomes. If they meet, it will be the first time a sittin...

When using makeup, how young is too young?

When using makeup, how young is too young?

Brigid Garrett

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The debate on the right age to wear makeup is one I know all too well. During my early middle school years, my mother urged me to keep my makeup natural, and I rarely listened. Quite a few fights were started because of this, but eventually died down when I learned the art of Less is More. Nonetheles...

Are finstas really as private as we think?

Are finstas really as private as we think?

Maria Maroko

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Scrolling through someone’s instagram is fairly routine: you can expect to find selfies, pictures of family and friends, and even the occasional inoffensive joke. However, when it comes to the subject of so-called fake instas, or “finstas”, you find a variety of much more interesting content, ...

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...

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