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Betsy DeVos: Uneducated in Education

Betsy DeVos: Uneducated in Education

Isaac McKenna
March 1
Filed under OPINION

Betsy DeVos has never attended a public school, nor have any of her children. She went to a Christian private school, paid for by her billionaire father, and is now in charge of public education in America. How did she get her appointment to Secretary of Education? During her confirmation hearing...

Oscars Still So White

Oscars Still So White

Mira Simonton-Chao, Web Content Editor
February 26
Filed under OPINION

21st-century America is not Black and White. In fact, it is quite the opposite. With growing minority populations across the country and a more than 50 percent Asian, Hispanic and Latino population in California— the third largest state in the U.S. —the United States is an incredibly diverse entity...

Trump v. Journalists

Trump v. Journalists

Cammi Tirico
February 26
Filed under OPINION

jour·nal·ism /ˈjərnlˌizəm/ noun the activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or preparing news to be broadcast. the product of the activity of journalism. "an art critic whose essays and journalism are never dull"   The world ne...

How the Songs We Listen to Affect the Way We Think

How the Songs We Listen to Affect the Way We Think

Elena Bernier and Omolara Osofisan
February 20
Filed under OPINION

Throughout decades, different genres of music have drifted in and out of the popular ear. No matter what music you listen to, the lyrics and messages are perceived by your brain and affect how you look at the world. A study done by Donald Saucier at Kansas State University found that people who lis...

196 School Shootings Since 2013

196 School Shootings Since 2013

Alexandra Hobrecht
February 13
Filed under OPINION

Jan. 7, 2013. Fort Myers, FL. A 27-year-old is shot and killed at the Apostolic Revival Center Christian School. Three days later a student injures two classmates with a firearm in Taft, CA. On Jan. 15 in Hazard, KY, a shooting takes place at Hazard Community and Technical College killing three. A 14-yea...

Forget All About Climate Change with These 6 Easy Steps!

Forget All About Climate Change with These 6 Easy Steps!

Ella Edelstein
February 3
Filed under OPINION

Newsflash - the Earth is changing. And it’s not just becoming warmer, but more erratic. Seas are rising, islands are sinking, ice sheets are dwindling and storms are growing more severe. Global climate change is scary, isn’t it? So scary, that some might wish that it didn’t exist. If you f...

Preserving the First Amendment

Preserving the First Amendment

Hannah Rubenstein, Isabel Ratner, Alexandra Hobrecht, Megan Syer, and Josh Krauth-Harding
January 30
Filed under OPINION

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” These words are the First...

Solitary Confinement: More Hurt than Help?

Solitary Confinement: More Hurt than Help?

Ella Edelstein, Staff
January 11
Filed under OPINION

“I had failed at being a son, I had failed at being a father, I had failed at being a brother. I had failed at everything in life that meant anything to me.” In 1985, Ronald Simpson-Bey was incarcerated on a 50 year sentence. Like many prisoners, he moved from prison to prison, enduring mistreatmen...

Supercalifragilisticexpialido-stress

Supercalifragilisticexpialido-stress

Kasey Neff
January 9
Filed under OPINION

Animals and humans both feel stress, whether it be a frantic zebra being chased down by a starving lion or a student overwhelmed by workload. There is no avoiding it. If you can’t avoid it, then why not learn how to deal with the stress that affects students everyday?   The freshman year to the se...

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