The Cub Reporter

Should Texting While Walking Be Banned

A child using his phone while walking on the streets.

Ethan Y., Editor

March 11, 2020

It is widely well known that texting while driving is illegal in many places because it has resulted in many fatal and disastrous accidents caused by the distraction of the drivers. It is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Six million car accidents occur every year in this nation...

Should Schools Have Mandatory Life Classes

A growing child learning how to handle money as part of life skills classes.

Noah K., Reporter

March 10, 2020

While schools may teach subjects like math, history, science, and language arts, they don’t teach life skills. 18-year-olds go out into the world without any knowledge of what to do or how to provide for themselves. While some high schools have programs about life skills, they aren’t required. Schools...

Does Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Ruin Self-Esteem?

A person crying due to the ruin of their self-esteem.

Anselle P., Reporter

February 27, 2020

Today, many people spend thousands of dollars on a procedure called cosmetic plastic surgery in the hope that they will appear more attractive. Plastic surgery is a certain type of surgery that can change somebody’s physical appearance or the ability to function. The two main types of plastic surge...

Should Parents Be Held Responsible For The Crimes of Their Underage Children?

A strict father (cough) punishing a kid for a bad deed he did.

Amrit R., Editor

February 27, 2020

Many people want the parents of children to be responsible for the crimes that they do, but they should not. It should not be the parents’ fault if their child commits a crime, because the parent is not involved with it. They don’t always know what is going on in their child's head. It is no secret t...

Electric Bikes and Scooters Are Still Illegal in New York. Why?

Electric bikes and scooters are still illegal in New York City due mostly to the packed crowds.

Andrew N., Reporter

February 12, 2020

Electric bikes and scooters have popped up all over the U.S country which allows for easy transportation on the sidewalks instead of traveling by car for short distances and trying to find a parking spot. The idea first debuted on Good Morning America in December of 2001.  Two decades later, electric sco...

Should Vaccines Be Required?

A student coughing from a sickness due to not having vaccines.

Chase K., Reporter

February 11, 2020

A coronavirus epidemic has spread over China and is starting to spread to other countries. Thousands have been infected and hundreds of people have died of the infectious respiratory virus. However, the coronavirus outbreak could have been prevented by the use of vaccines. Influenza, commonly known as th...

When Should Juvenile Offenders Receive Life Sentences?

A police officer intent on catching a running juvenile offender.

Lauren N., Reporter

January 14, 2020

There are many different opinions on this topic because of the range of ages and the severity of the crime. The youngest juvenile offender to be taken to court was Lionel Tate who murdered six-year-old Tiffany Euniel at the age of 13. He was sentenced to jail time of 3 years on a sentence of 2nd-degr...

Should Computer Games Be Used For Classroom Instruction?

A student playing a game requiring teamwork during class; except he is playing by himself.

Celine K., Reporter

December 17, 2019

Computer games are something both kids and adults look forward to playing whether it's at work or when you get home from school. These fun computer games are involved in a student’s learning experience, make a big impact on their career as a student, and make them want to go to school more and more. ...

Can Robots Teach Students in the Future?

As technology advances, things like whiteboards may not be used in future classes.

Kumail A., Reporter

December 16, 2019

Machines and robots may one day take the place of human teachers to help students learn the information they would need to learn in order to become successful in life.  There are many different reasons to believe that robots may be better than humans at teaching children. With advancing technology,...

Why Fortnite is Bad for Kids

An addicted teenager glued to his screen playing the game Fortnite.

Ethan J., Reporter

November 20, 2019

The game called Fortnite is a well-known game around the world. It is a battle royale type game that lasts until there is only one person standing left. The game includes strategy, building, and attacking. The popular game was released in 2016, and ever since then, over 250 million people have played ...

Should the Government Still Use the Electoral College?

An example of the electoral college results for the presidential election.

Chase K., Reporter

November 5, 2019

In 2016, Hillary Clinton received more votes for president than Donald Trump. However, despite the majority, Donald Trump won the election due to the results from the electoral college. This upset many people who argued that more people wanted Clinton as president, yet Trump was inaugurated into offi...

Should Zoos Be Banned?

An animal kept in a zoo cage for people's entertainment.

Anselle P., Reporter

November 5, 2019

Zoos are facilities that confine wild animals to be shown to the public, studied, or for conservation. As many see zoos as a way to protect animals, others view it as a prison. Keeping animals in an enclosed space may provide it with food and safety, but could also cause depression and boredom for the ...

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