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Think Before You Zoo

Jennifer DiChiara, Contributing writer

February 4, 2020

Dirty glass being pounded on around you, in a tiny enclosed space with little grass and tree branches laid upon the concrete surface. Sounds like a nightmare, right? Well, that’s exactly what I witnessed at the National Zoo...

The American Dream is Invalid and has little to no place in modern day society.

Josalyn Munson, Editor

January 28, 2020

Since 1931 Americans have had an idea, one so rich and bright, an idea that many Americans would live by. An idea that every man would have equal opportunity to reach and achieve their goals. An idea of the American dream.  ...

A Creativity Crisis

Alexis Osowiecki, Editor

January 28, 2020

Funding for the arts has long been an issue with schools throughout the nation, with art often being neglected or passed off as silly and unimportant. Whether it is a lack of funding or simply an unwillingness to integrate th...

Should Kids be Allowed to Play Tackle Football?

Matthew Geissler, Contributing writer

January 7, 2020

In a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, 110 out of 111 former NFL players had signs of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). This staggering rate of brain injury most likely extends across all...

The Right to Die

Mikayla Murphy, Contributing writer

January 7, 2020

The Hippocratic Oath requires doctors to “do no harm,” but sometimes, for doctors to treat their patients, they must do more harm than good by keeping patients with terminal illnesses alive. But what happens when these patients...

Morals burning

Makenzie Murphy, Contributing writer

November 26, 2019

Fire is closing in. Your house is matter of feet from the flames that are taunting it, threatening to burn down all that you know. But your mind is as ease, knowing that you are safe as one of the few with the funds to buy your...

Earbuds? Check. Wifi? Check. Focus? Wait… what were you saying?

Sydney Cushman, Contributing writer

January 11, 2019

Students often complain that they can’t watch the newest Netflix original or use Spotify on the school wifi – but is this a bad thing? Some people claim that having something to listen to while they work helps them focus,...

Time to discover a new holiday for indigenous people

Michio Agresta, Contributing writer

June 3, 2018

   

The president stole your land, placing revered spots in peril

Molly Bailot, Managing editor

December 21, 2017

Patagonia, an outdoor clothing retailer, replaced its typical online homepage with a bold political statement. Consumers shopping for winter clothes this holiday season are greeted by an ominous black screen with a bold proclamation...

Driver safety a priority over aesthetics in Formula One

Adam Rylance, Contributing writer

December 19, 2017

Since 1950, fans of Formula One have marveled at the high speeds, cutting-edge technology, and hugely talented drivers. However, in the early years of the sport, drivers placed a significant risk upon their lives every time they...

Materialism minimizes meaningful lives, clouds brains

Amanda McCard, Contributing writer

November 20, 2017

You walk into your house after a tiring day at work. Stepping through the door, you see millions of pairs of shoes scattering the floor. You take off your coat and place it in the overflowing closet, alongside twenty other jackets....

Taking away NASA’s funds takes away innovation

Samantha Plebanek, Contributing writer

November 15, 2017

Have you ever felt the exciting instinct to explore as a child, but get disappointed as soon as your parent locked the doors to adventure? It is human nature to explore, to discover new ideas, to learn more than already known,...

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