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Opinion: Christmas is a religious holiday

Opinion: Christmas is a religious holiday

Jacqueline Gordon

December 13, 2014

DISCLAIMER: This article will discuss Christmas in the context of what it actually is  – a religious holiday. It will discuss my irritation at how the general population attempts to ignore this, and it will discuss the ever-more-taboo subject of religion. If you find that the opinions of a single...

Opinion: Dangers of the group mentality

Opinion: Dangers of the group mentality

Neha Kompella

December 13, 2014

Everybody wants to be a part of a group. Especially as a teenager, the feeling of acceptance and belonging that comes with being part of a group is a wonderful thing I've got nothing against spending time with a group. After all, the more the merrier, right? The problem, then, arises from what...

Christmas is truly a religious holiday

Christmas is truly a religious holiday

Jacqueline Gordon

December 11, 2014

DISCLAIMER: This article will discuss Christmas in the context of what it actually is  – a religious holiday. It will discuss my irritation at how the general population attempts to ignore this, and it will discuss the ever-more-taboo subject of religion. If you find that the opinions of a single...

Opinion: FIFA is Sexist, Synthetic Turf for Women Only

Opinion: FIFA is Sexist, Synthetic Turf for Women Only

Maggie Bell

November 7, 2014

In Advanced Placement United States History, we have been learning about the different ways women have been discriminated against in the earliest days of this nation’s history. Why, you might ask, should anyone care about such an old history lesson? We are still experiencing discrimination against...

Opinion: Skinny Shaming is Wrong

Opinion: Skinny Shaming is Wrong

Anjali Shrivastava

November 7, 2014

I am one of those people who are naturally thin. I do not have “curves” or the “hourglass figure” and I never will no matter what I eat because I am not built like that. Lately, I have witnessed too many skinny women being told they “are skeletons” or “need to lose the thigh gap” because,...

Opinion: Homework Over Thanksgiving Break?

Opinion: Homework Over Thanksgiving Break?

Hannah Xu

November 7, 2014

This Thanksgiving, students will not only chew on turkey but also the prospect of having homework. With an abundance of material to learn but lack of time, some teachers see fit to assign work to complete over break. However, this onslaught of homework leads to students having mixed feelings about whether...

Opinion: What Makes People Popular?

Opinion: What Makes People Popular?

Kat McGrail

November 7, 2014

In the classic movies about high school, the storyline is usually the same. You have the jocks, the nerds, the potheads, the drama queens, the average joes, and the clique that rules all, the Popular Kids. This group is likely to be classified as the cheerleaders, the football stars, and the party crowd. But...

Opinion: Without Art, Curriculums Lack Color

Opinion: Without Art, Curriculums Lack Color

Hannah Holzer

November 7, 2014

A process that knows no boundaries, no rules or restrictions but yet is shunned and sharply turned away as a career. The arts cannot be singularly described; but when mentioned as a career are generally followed by a “no.” During my 11 years witnessing and being a student in the public education...

Opinion: If Time Is So Precious, Why Waste It?

Opinion: If Time Is So Precious, Why Waste It?

Garbhita Shah

November 7, 2014

The world we live in is a rapid, racing, roller-coaster, shaped by the never-ending ambitions and responsibilities that steer us. As individuals, we are constantly impelled to achieve all that we ever intended to. Whether it being academic endeavors, extracurricular activities, or spending time with...

Opinion: Social Justice is Problematic

Opinion: Social Justice is Problematic

Savitri Asokan

November 6, 2014

From a young age communal progress is taught to be a paramount value, something that, by virtue of good intentions, justifies itself. To this end, college applications require a definite amount of community service hours, encouraging students to participate in the global human endeavor in whichever...

Opinion: Print textbooks are still used for a reason

Opinion: Print textbooks are still used for a reason

Akash Khosla

September 22, 2014

A tablet is marketed as a compact and more convenient alternative to the paper book. Given the circumstances, it seems strange to think that high school and college students, the ones who use smartphones and tablets almost every day, prefer print textbooks over eBooks. A survey conducted by The Guardian ...

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