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Letter from the Editor, Kristin Washagan

by Kristin Washagan Head Editor   Graduation is a difficult concept to swallow. We are traveling into the unknown: the future. We, the class of 2015, are leaving behind the school and community we grew to love, and yet, we all have tears of joy. This is because, although it is hard to leave, new […]

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Get lost, Find yourself

by Josh Traynere Design and Photography Editor   What are you going to do in the future? Do you have any plans after high school? Questions like these plague young teenagers worse than tests and homework. This got me thinking. During High School, it is a transformative time for young people. A time defined with […]

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The art of giving second chances

by Kristin Washagan Head Editor   It’s easy to get caught up in emotions. In fast-paced circumstances, where words and feelings are thrown into chaos, resentment may easily ensue. But, for a second, try to imagine a world where everyone held grudges. Imagine a world without forgiveness. Who would we be? Forgiveness is what makes […]

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Best of both worlds? Not in our government.

by Spenser Bailey Editorialist   Though it’s only spring 2015, many in the United States are already thinking about the presidential election coming up in the fall of 2016.   Several candidates have begun campaigning, and many others are expected to launch bids in the coming weeks. This will be the first election that the 2015 […]

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Indiana, Arkansas controversial legislation sparks discrimination debate

by Melissa Smith Editorials Editor   In the past week, a firestorm of comments has erupted over new Indiana legislature, known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The act allows for businesses to deny services to gay or lesbian couples under the guise of religious freedom. That is to say that if a person were […]

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“What difference does it make?”

by Michael Vitt Editorialist   On April 12, 2015, former Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton announced her run for president of the United States, despite a number of scandals that have surrounded her for some time. The Clinton family has become a powerful political force in the United States ever since […]

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Schools should allow Eid off for Muslim students

by Melissa Smith Editorials Editor     On March 4, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City said that NYC public schools will be closing their doors for the two holiest Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. This is an incredible step for Muslim students in NYC because the community has been […]

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Checks and balances: real or imaginary?

by Spenser Bailey Editorialist   The system of checks and balances has been touted for decades as the glue that holds our government together. The idea that corruption is not possible and that one branch of the government cannot grow too powerful is something that Americans have always been proud of. The President holds veto […]

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