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GMOs offer cure for poverty

GMOs offer cure for poverty

Paul Leininger, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The use of GMOs (Genetically modified organisms) have been an issue of worldwide debate for as long as they have existed. Many people believe that GMOs are dangerous to humans. However, in reality, they are not only helping humanity but helping to protect the environment as well. Genetically modified...

New legislation needed for foster care, adoptions

New legislation needed for foster care, adoptions

Megan Bosshart, Opinion Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The love of a parent is a gift that is taken for granted far too often. For many, the ability to come home from school and hug their parents is a simple everyday gesture, but to the 100,000 children in foster care in the U.S. that are waiting to be adopted, that gesture is no more than a dream. Those...

Mueller investigation remains roadblock for political harmony

Mueller investigation remains roadblock for political harmony

Quentin Perry, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Politics in America have been chaotic in recent years. The back and forth between President Trump and prominent Democrats have dominated headlines ever since his 2016 election. With tensions already high, one thing in particular, the Mueller probe, may cause tensions to boil over . Robert Mueller was...

Learning ASL helps to make connections

Learning ASL helps to make connections

Anthony Pezzetti, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Learning more than one language in your lifetime is very important for you to develop skills and relationships. As a speaker of a foreign language, I can truthfully say that knowing more than one language gave me many opportunities. Here is why more students should learn foreign languages, particularly...

Justice upheld in Supreme Court nomination

Justice upheld in Supreme Court nomination

Quentin Perry, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Justice and liberty are the core principles that America was founded on. The Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, upholds these values as mentioned in the Constitution. There are 9 justices on the Supreme Court with new judges being appointed by the President, then approved by the Senate. Du...

Violence in Chicago reason for change

Violence in Chicago reason for change

Sarah Mepham, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Turning on the news these days always has a negative outcome. You sit down to hear the weather or traffic, but instead you always hear phrases along the lines of, “four shot in killed in a gang related shooting” or “2 kids killed in a drive by shooting.” With most of us being near or living in...

Alternative types of gun control deserve shot

Alternative types of gun control deserve shot

Paul Leininger, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Guns have been a topic that the country has been arguing over for several years. There are those who believe that people should not be allowed to own guns, those who believe guns are a necessity, and everyone in between. So let’s review how guns can be used for good first. During 2015, in Chicago’s...

Bees worth more than extermination

Bees worth more than extermination

Grace Zimmerman, Staff Writter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many people fear them. Others consider them a nuisance. But believe it or not: these yellow-and-black insects are actually our friends…and they need our help. Yes, you heard me right: bees are our companions. It is because of bees that flowering plants can flourish, several vegetables and fruits...

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

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...

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