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Teens escape from political discussion

Teens escape from political discussion

Mia Gallo

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Conversations at Thanksgiving dinner tables, school lunch tables and work break rooms have all seemed to be missing one important topic: politics. Due to the seemingly scandalous White House and many Americans counting down the days until the 2020 Presidential Election, The Washington Post says that y...

CHS students walk out in protest, support

CHS students walk out in protest, support

Katherine Lombardi

March 20, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News

In solidarity against gun violence and to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy in Parkland, FL., CHS students walked out during the school day on March 14. The event was part of the Nationwide School Walkout, a movement that high schools across America participated in. In accorda...

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...

Students take action for upcoming walkout

Students take action for upcoming walkout

Cailey Ruderman

March 2, 2018


Filed under News

On Feb. 14, a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Fla. left 17 students and faculty dead and 14 others wounded. In the wake of this tragedy, students across America decided to stand in solidarity with victims and survivors to protect schools from another shooting, CHS...

Group eliminates art depictions of slave owners

Group eliminates art depictions of slave owners

Emily Toro

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

Movement group Take ‘Em Down NOLA (New Orleans, LA)  continues to eliminate iconic statues and monuments of accomplished figures who owned slaves, according to The Advocate. Like any other movement, they are a  group of people trying to obtain a political goal. Last summer, the group and local governments...

Political division builds tension in school, nation

Political division builds tension in school, nation

January 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Nov. 9, 2016. Months of heated debate and speculation over the election culminated in one morning, a frenzy of students crying and friends consoling each other - or in sharp contrast - congratulating one another. Few faces seemed cheerful or content. As an outsider looking in, it appeared a terrible...

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...

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