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Climate change deniers: check the evidence

Climate change deniers: check the evidence

Colin Martin
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The issue of climate change is a divisive one in the United States. Curiously though, it did not come up as frequently in the recent presidential debates as other topics such as immigration or trade, despite being just as crucial to the nation and the world. Despite the fact that, according to NASA, 97...

Trump will be our next President – so where does the country go from here?

Trump will be our next President – so where does the country go from here?

William Dean
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The American People voted Donald Trump into the highest office in the land, the presidency, on Nov. 8. Within hours, protests began in many major cities, including New York City, Portland and Washington D.C., according to The Washington Post. Protesters claimed that Trump is not their president because he ...

Cast of Broadway’s Hamilton did not harass Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Cast of Broadway’s Hamilton did not harass Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Ally Weitzman
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Recently, when America discovered that Donald Trump, a man who has made numerous racist and sexist remarks, would become the president elect, a feeling of alarm and fright was generated across the country among Hillary voters. To make matters worse, the vice president-elect and former Governor of In...

Late-Night Shows are more for entertainment than factual journalism

Late-Night Shows are more for entertainment than factual journalism

Jack Hester
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Late Night Talk Shows have been around since the late 40s, starting with “The Ed Sullivan Show” and are still getting increasingly popular. One thing has changed from the early days of late night talk shows: nowadays, people don’t watch the late night shows to get informed on current events, the...

Social media is changing the way people consume news

Social media is changing the way people consume news

Lauren Spiezia
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In a world ruled by the internet, social media platforms make news more accessible to the public, but can also further the divide between people on opposing sides of social and political issues, especially in recent events. About 50 percent of social network users have shared or reposted news articl...

Makeup is about confidence and inclusion

Makeup is about confidence and inclusion

Lauren Spiezia
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

News flash: people wear makeup for multiple reasons, not just the need for other people’s approval. Since the ancient Egyptian tradition of wearing kohl eyeliner, the beauty industry has widened to cater to people from both sexes. This growth proves the fact that people have different cosmetic...

College debt proves undue burden on undergraduates

College debt proves undue burden on undergraduates

Izzy Cavazzoni
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

After sleepless nights, hundreds of coffees, countless extracurricular activities and copious amounts of standardized testing, you are accepted into your dream college – and you are thousands of dollars in debt. Punished for pursuing higher education, 60 percent of college graduates enter the w...

Why Michelle Obama is an ideal president

Why Michelle Obama is an ideal president

Sally Ehlers
November 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Fifty-eight percent of registered voters are dissatisfied with choosing between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election, according to a recent Washington Post/ABC News Poll. Honesty and reliability are considered necessary traits for a president, but according to another ...

Robin Hood: Occupier or Tea Partier?

Robin Hood: Occupier or Tea Partier?

Will Dean
November 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In the past few years, a popular new ideology has emerged, preaching that certain programs be made free of charge, or at least be reduced in cost. The services include Denmark’s free healthcare system, Germany’s free colleges and Obama Phone free phones, as promoted by the Universal Service Fund...

A national criteria would work better for NHS

A national criteria would work better for NHS

Lauren Spiezia
November 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The life of an upperclassman has no shortage of stressors: harder classes, college applications and SATs, just to name a few. Not to mention, 58 percent of CHS upperclassmen have added National Honor Society membership to this list, said NHS adviser Justine Lane. Each NHS chapter within each school or distr...

Listen up, feds: Amnesty saves

Listen up, feds: Amnesty saves

November 13, 2016
Filed under Editorials

It takes 4,300 American teens’ lives annually. It’s illegal, yet the majority of high schoolers, including CHS students, have taken part. Underage drinking happens across the country. In a survey of 256 CHS students on Oct. 17, 56 percent reported having consumed alcohol in any sense, with 14 ...

The Great Trumpkin

The Great Trumpkin

Emily Madeira
November 13, 2016
Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

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