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Celebrity activists change little in politics

Celebrity activists change little in politics

Vaughn Battista

December 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recently, celebrities have been more active in our current political climate. Whether it's Eminem’s attack on Trump during the BET Hip Hop Awards or Meryl Streep criticizing the president during her Golden Globes speech, many have been voicing their political opinions. But very few actually contribute...

Trump’s transgender ban: An unfair deal for those willing to serve

Trump’s transgender ban: An unfair deal for those willing to serve

Caroline Monaghan

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

From when women were allowed to serve in 1917, to when military segregation ended in 1948,  to when gays were accepted in 2011, America has progressed greatly in terms of who is allowed to serve in the military. But the country is taking a step back under President Trump’s administration. On July 26,...

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...

News outlets and readers ditch TV, use social media

News outlets and readers ditch TV, use social media

Phoebe Drummond

April 20, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Twitter — the multi-billion dollar social media site — has quite a simple mission statement: “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” While numerous Twitter accounts are devoted to spreading celebrity gossip, many of the world’s top ne...

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Lara Graney

April 19, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

The hashtags. The likes. The retweets. For some social media users, Twitter is just that. But for the modern-day politician, the versatile 140-character message can be a powerful weapon, self-endorsement or even a soapbox speech. And our current president – also known as the “Commander-in-Tweet”...

Safe spaces have created ignorance to the real world

Safe spaces have created ignorance to the real world

Will Dean

March 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Designated safe spaces are now popular on college campuses across the nation, at universities including DePaul, Rutgers and UCLA. A safe space, as defined by the Oxford English Living Dictionary, is a “place or environment in which a person...can feel confident they will not be exposed to...emotional...

“Settle for More” incites action and inspires readers

“Settle for More” incites action and inspires readers

Izzy Cavazzoni

December 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Reviews

From a young age, my mother instilled in me that as a woman, I can do anything I set my mind to. She also pointed me to who would be my role model for the next four years and counting: Megyn Kelly, someone who personifies feminism, though she may never outwardly say it. As a woman who speaks her mind...

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?

Will 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 ...

Controversial political protests entice students

Controversial political protests entice students

Phoebe Drummond

December 22, 2016


Filed under Features

Fifth Avenue - the shopping center of Manhattan, with block after block sporting stores such as Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton - has been more crowded than usual. But those crowding the streets since Nov. 9 are not there to pick up a new handbag, but to protest President-elect Donald Trump ou...

The problem with the political divide

The problem with the political divide

Vaughn Battista

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

By the time you’re reading this, one of the two presidential candidates will have succeeded in his or her goals, and no matter who it is, many will be angry. This column is not about why you should support one of the candidates, but rather an issue that is getting more and more alarming – the polit...

Students connect with politicians, pave the pathway for future careers

Students connect with politicians, pave the pathway for future careers

Andrew Wang

September 16, 2016


Filed under Features

With a controversial presidential election right around the corner, the halls of CHS are often filled with heated political debates. It’s no shock that the student body is politically-involved, but some students are currently shaping their futures as prospective members of the political process, wheth...

Do you know your First Amendment rights? These kids don’t

April 9, 2015


Filed under News

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