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Schools must take extreme weather seriously

Schools must take extreme weather seriously

Megan Bosshart, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion

While students rejoice at the possibility of not having to attend school when there’s too much snow to make it to school or the temperatures are too cold, the prospect of canceling school is often seen as a last ditch option in an effort to provide the students with the most time in the classroom....

ACT lowers self esteem, creates stress

ACT lowers self esteem, creates stress

Anthony Pezzetti, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I don't believe that one test should be a big factor in how you continue your education because it can only test your ability to take a test. Kids spend many hours and dollars preparing for one test that is, in theory, the most important factor when applying to colleges. When practicing and preparing f...

Shutdown shakes up country

Shutdown shakes up country

Quentin Perry, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

After a strenuous three week government shutdown, Washington is still trying to dig itself out of a hole. The effects of the shutdown could be felt throughout Washington D.C., leaving even the most experienced members of Congress scratching their heads. The mastermind behind the shutdown, President ...

Drawbacks of welfare prompt new solutions to poverty

Drawbacks of welfare prompt new solutions to poverty

Paul Leininger, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Whether or not you agree with the welfare programs in America, you cannot they have drawbacks. These include increased taxes on the rest of the citizens, as well as their lack of efficiency. Programs such as “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families”, or TANF, often result in strengthening the cyc...

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...

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