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Minimum wages, maximum changes

Minimum wages, maximum changes

Megan Bosshart, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When teenagers in the suburbs of Chicago begin to apply for jobs, one of the most commonly heard complaints is that no jobs that are available for students who have yet to attend college pay enough. For a high school student, the money earned at one of these jobs many be used to pay for college, gas...

Nike gambles with Kaepernick campaign

Nike gambles with Kaepernick campaign

Quentin Perry, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When it comes to Nike, what do you think of? Do you think of its iconic athletes such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, or LeBron James? Does politics ever come to mind? On September 4, 2018, the sportswear giant controversially decided to combine sports and politics just in time for its 30th annu...

Locked up, broken down

Locked up, broken down

Olivia Olczyk, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every year, an estimated 2 million children are sent to jail, yet 95% of the felons committed non-violent crimes. In addition to this, the United States currently has the highest rate of incarcerated children in the nation, with a 5:1 ratio. It is clear that our system is in desperate need of moderni...

Counselors provide relief for stressed students

Counselors provide relief for stressed students

Tess McLaughlin & Grace Zimmerman, Staff Writers

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For a long time, one thing has connected all students together: anxiety. Although students have brought up this topic to counselors and parents, their mental health is usually cast aside due to the fact that everybody goes through it. All students are put under a lot of pressure, but they should not...

Crazy Rich Diversity

Crazy Rich Diversity

Megan Bosshart, Opinion Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The box office success of “Crazy Rich Asians,” a romantic comedy that centers around a woman’s trip to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s mega rich family, proves the importance of representation in Hollywood.     The film is the first major motion picture in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast...

Artificial Intelligence soaks up scientific achievements…and chess wins?

Artificial Intelligence soaks up scientific achievements…and chess wins?

Elaine Lyu, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Artificial intelligence, a kind of mechanical intelligence, is developing so fast that it has already been implanted in many high-tech fields in our daily life. Our human society web depends on interaction and is crisscrossed by the internet. We are experiencing problems with dealing with AI and relationships...

From Twitter to tabloids, Trump fizzles

From Twitter to tabloids, Trump fizzles

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With “Make America Great Again” as his slogan,Trump has become one of America’s most controversial leaders to have ever sat in the Oval Office. Controversial or not, the part about Trump that matters is whether he and his Republican majority are fulfilling their promises that they were elected...

Students urge action regarding plight of trafficking victims

Students urge action regarding plight of trafficking victims

Megan Bosshart, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While slavery was abolished in the United States in 1856, today there are more slaves worldwide than ever before. Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year, contributing to the 20.9 million slaves worldwide. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterpr...

Golden Globes amplify voices of survivors

Golden Globes amplify voices of survivors

Megan Bossart, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While award shows recognize the achievements of actors and actresses in Hollywood, for years red carpets have focused on designer dresses and million-dollar jewels. Events like the Golden Globes red carpet should use their high viewership to draw attention to social issues that affect the lives of people...

Referees drop the ball in terms of play safety

Referees drop the ball in terms of play safety

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Referees are authority figures that have the job of presiding over a game from a neutral point of view and making decisions to enforce the rules and keep people safe. These rules are often put in place to create a fair game and to keep the participants safe. With improper rules, a game can quickly turn ...

Sticking to guns proves difficult in cycle of violence

Sticking to guns proves difficult in cycle of violence

Natalia Fic, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” These three core values serve as the foundation for U.S. citizens to live a life of prosperity and safety. However, it is impossible to attain these values if the basis of our nation’s belief system sits upon an outdated right which grants individuals ...

Yowch! Beware the cost of college

Yowch! Beware the cost of college

Editorial Staff

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The college admissions process is harried enough for seniors based purely on the time-consuming applications, but financial stressors and false reporting by the schools themselves have pushed this editorial staff over the edge. The cost of applications ranges from nothing—at a few small colleges and...

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