Should teachers carry guns on a school campus?
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE School shootings are becoming a common occurrence in America. After all, it isn’t very difficult for someone to acquire a gun. Every shooting that takes place sparks a debate on gun control, a debate that often fades into the darkness, forgotten about until the next shooting... Read more
Celebrities have the right to use their platform to spread political beliefs
BY JULIA WENGIER A number of people in this world have great influence on other people’s thoughts. Whether they choose to use this influence is up to them, but it is never wrong to do so. Celebrities typically have loud personalities and strong opinions, as well as millions of... Read more
Students need to act more responsibly in times of crises
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR No circumstances surrounding South Florida had students in more of a panic than the events immediately following the shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School last Wednesday that took the lives of 17 students and faculty members. With all other Broward County Public Schools... Read more
Time’s up – but the excuses continue
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Hollywood started the new year off by turning heads around the world. Award show attendees are known for flamboyant attire in a range of rich hues. For weeks after the event, celebrity magazines and networks will continue to analyze cerulean satin and vermillion velvet. However, numerous... Read more
Teachers should be paid more
BY RYAN MERARD, JOURNALISM 1 Going to school is a necessity in America, which requires teachers to provide the education given. Teachers do a lot of work in and out of the classroom, such as educating a future generation to be successful and have a good impact on the... Read more
The importance of listening to people’s perspectives
BY KENDYL COUNTS Everybody wants to be right. Sometimes this goal takes precedence over the necessary components of rational discourse; facts and etiquette are thrown out the window as opponents cling desperately to their viewpoints, regardless of how accurate they are. Yet, in the heat of an intense argument,... Read more
The only agenda in the wake of tragedy should be unity
BY NOAH CASTAGNA In times of great loss, it is easy to succumb to the visceral emotion of the moment as personal biases are either confirmed or challenged. One side of the coin feels the need to take a tragedy and make a point out of it while disregarding... Read more
College advice sessions should be available during personalization
BY EDITORIAL BOARD As many of the Class of 2018’s seniors prepare for the arduous process of college applications and admission, one thing is clear: too many teenagers aren’t sure what they’re doing. Out of 2016’s graduates, nearly 70 percent of high school graduates enrolled in college or universities,... Read more
Twitter discourse as a platform for modern politics
BY EDITORIAL BOARD In an increasingly digitized world, it seems Twitter has risen to the forefront of youth culture – and, all things considered, it’s a pretty powerful tool. But it’s about time we discuss what it means to approach 21st century communications with tact and skill, especially in... Read more
Texting and driving is still a prominent issue with teens
BY KENDYL COUNTS There’s nothing quite like a weekend drive, riding on the passenger side with a friend behind the wheel and a song on the radio. The windows are down, the sun is out, and the moment is perfect- until the driver reaches over and claws at the... Read more