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Should the SAT be optional? College admission scandal arouses questions

Should the SAT be optional? College admission scandal arouses questions

Alan H., Reporter

May 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The SAT, or Scholastic Assessment Test, is a test taken by high school students that determines the college that they will get into. A higher grade means a higher college acceptance rate for that student. A lower grade would reduce your chances of getting into a great school such as an ivy league. The...

Should Teachers Be Armed?

Should Teachers Be Armed?

Logan D., Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The threats of school shootings and school massacres have been very present in the new century. More and more violence within schools has increased the concern in many parents, teachers, and students. The question of when and where is a present question, but a more frequently asked question is, how can we p...

Mobile Phones Are Not 100% Safe

Mobile Phones Are Not 100% Safe

Evan W., Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

There are a lot of concerns regarding safety with cell phones. Are they really safe to a point where there are no risks? This is a question among scientists that hasn’t been answered yet. No, mobile phones are not 100% safe because of tumors and Radio Frequency-Electromagnetic Radiation (FR-EMR). First, t...

Should Puerto Rico become a state?

Should Puerto Rico become a state?

Elio A,., Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Puerto Rico was a territory inherited by the United States near the end of the Spanish-American war. Puerto Rico has had a long feud of whether it should become America’s 51st state or not. It has been a controversial debate and argument for a while and has recently pushed to harder limits to beco...

Is Social Media Affecting the Lives of Young Teens?

Is Social Media Affecting the Lives of Young Teens?

Jacqueline C., editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

What is social media? Social media are sites such as Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat, where people create online accounts to communicate with others through videos, pictures or personal messages. Although social media is beneficial when it comes to connecting to family and friends and communication w...

Will the government shut down? Again!

Will the government shut down? Again!

Darrius H., reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

At midnight EST on December 22, 2018, a partial government shutdown was enacted. The reason for this shutdown was because the Senate refused to relent into the president's demand to provide more funding to build a wall on the Mexico–United States border. This shutdown ended on January 25, 2019, afte...

Should people become vegetarian?

Should people become vegetarian?

William S., Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

One of the most debatable topics of our time, the question of should people become vegetarian has led to various intense debates with rabid supporters on each side. Vegetarians claim that killing animals for meat is unethical and not needed, while others claim that eating meat is completely natural and ...

Sports Mascots Being Offensive

Sports Mascots Being Offensive

Anya D., Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Various team names and mascots have discriminative and racist backgrounds- these need to be changed and made right. Some of the team or mascot names are derived from certain cultures and are offensive to many. This needs to be stopped and changed. Some people are very passionate about their teams, a...

Should the U.S. Help Other Countries in Need?

Should the U.S. Help Other Countries in Need?

Evan W., reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The U.S. has fought wars in other countries that had nothing to do with them. America got involved in wars like Syria, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. These wars had no effect on America, but they decided to help countries fight to victory. As of today, the U.S. has to most powerful military forces in the...

The Border Wall Solution Trump Hasn’t Thought of

The Border Wall Solution Trump Hasn’t Thought of

Alan H., reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion

After the longest government shutdown issued by our 45th President, Donald Trump continues to persuade Congress to fund the building of a wall at the US’s southern border. If a national emergency exists, then the President should take his case directly to the people of the US and look for other wa...

Medicare For All

Medicare For All

Elio R., Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Medicare For All is a health care plan that was developed by Senator Bernie Sanders. It is single-payer health insurance, that the national government runs. The program covers all Americans and replaces private coverage. Health care financing is organized by a single public or quasi-public agency. Bernie ...

Banning Plastic Straws- Will It Make a Difference?

Banning Plastic Straws- Will It Make a Difference?

Charis P., reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Throughout many cities in the United States, plastic straws are being banned. Starting in the year 2018, restaurants have stopped putting out straws or serving drinks with straws unless customers ask to have one. Starbucks has even agreed to stop giving out their green straws with their drinks by the...

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