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Mental health coverage is a necessity

Mental health coverage is a necessity

Lauren Spiezia
May 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Hundreds of insurance companies around the country have broken a law for nearly ten years. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires American insurance providers to create limitations on the amount of money offered for the coverage of mental health benefits. Despite the implementation,...

Nationalism should not always have a negative connotation

Nationalism should not always have a negative connotation

Will Dean
May 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A spectre is haunting America — the spectre of nationalism. As citizens of this new age, we have been told that if a people become loyal and devoted to their nation, they become nationalists. The word stirs up memories of Nazi Germany and the Confederate South, both of which are blots on human histor...

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

Will Dean
May 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Secretary of Education on Feb. 7 in a 51-50 Senate vote. DeVos is an avid proponent of school choice, a controversial topic which focuses on how money for education should be allocated. The closeness of the vote shows just how divided America is on the t...

Marijuana should be legalized nationally

Marijuana should be legalized nationally

Courtney Kushnir
February 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ever since I was in middle school, I was told that marijuana was bad. That it was a gateway drug. That using it would inevitably lead someone, even myself, to a life of crime and bath-salts-induced rage sprees. And for a long time, I believed just that. But it isn’t as simple as I once thought. ...

Precollege is worth the extra cash

Precollege is worth the extra cash

Andrew Wang
September 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

By the end of March 2015, now over one year ago, the total student loan debt in the United States had risen to $1.2 trillion according to the Federal Reserve, and has only continued to grow from there. For many of America's graduating high school students, college is no longer just an option for the futu...

Protect the First Amendment from Donald Trump’s wrath

Protect the First Amendment from Donald Trump’s wrath

Courtney Kushnir
September 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The media always must remain cautious and conscientious of how they cover politics, especially during an election year. But this year, Donald Trump has changed the game. As an aspiring journalist, I am frightened by Trump’s attitude toward and treatment of the media. To the general public, it m...

OPINION: Gentrification

Emileigh Evan
January 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Gentrification is officially defined as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.” Some refer to it as “urban-colonization,” where the rich come in and those who had been living...

Senator or superstar?

Senator or superstar?

Julie Alter
September 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Would you rather meet a senator or a superstar? I’ll give you some time to think. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is running for president. The businessman, author and entertainer has invaded our televisions and social networks with bombastic speeches and giant ideas. While it may seem laughable to a local...

Age of Ultron Review

June 17, 2015
Filed under Reviews

By EBENEZER SHIM - The coming of the long-awaited movie, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” brought thrilling, yet uneasy feelings to comic book enthusiasts and movie-lovers alike. After “Avengers Assembled,” I have been anticipating “Age of Ultron” since 2012 in hopes that it would be as awesome...

“The Breakfast Club” Costumes

“The Breakfast Club” Costumes

Maura DeRose
June 17, 2015
Filed under Arts

Of course people use clothes to express themselves, but I wondered how much what we wear affects how we are perceived. And more importantly, do our clothes change how we see ourselves? As an experiment, I spent a week wearing outfits inspired by the five main characters of The Breakfast Club, the...

OPINION: Girls and Villains

June 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion

By SALLY BONIECKI - In the midst of an upswing of blockbuster movie and TV show success, there lies a small question: why do so many girls like the villains? From Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Loki to “Hannibal”’s Dr. Lecter, women are flocking together in support of these criminals. While men’s...

Taylor Swift’s transition to pop

Taylor Swift’s transition to pop

January 13, 2015
Filed under Arts, Opinion

BY COURNEY KUSHNIR - By now I’m sure you’ve heard that singer/songwriter Taylor Swift has completely broken up with country music and has started a new and full time relationship with pop. For better or for worse, loyal Swift fans like myself have committed to sticking with Taylor through all of...

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