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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

William 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?

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 ...

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

By Cayla Harris and Anna Robinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSU96tQ_oGI

Opinion: Immigration Policy

Opinion: Immigration Policy

January 12, 2015
Filed under News, Opinion

BY SOPHIA BONIECKI - It seems like the person who follows the rules always gets the short end of the stick these days, and with President Obama’s new immigration policy, those who break the rules have it easier than those who don’t. President Obama recently announced a new policy that did not...

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