Unpopular Opinion: Summer vacation should be shorter
BY JOSEPH STURGEON The agrarian school calendar that United States schools have long followed is now out of date. For a few decades, the United States has performed poorly in education in international rankings, and partly to blame is the 180-day public school schedule that allows for a two-month-long... Read more
Why you should make the most out of high school
BY RYAN MERARD High school is arguably the most important four years of schooling for students. Many of the things accomplished during this time will change how life is later led. Receiving a high school diploma will open many doors later in life, including going to college and getting... Read more
How to save a life: Teachers should have medical training
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Teachers know a great deal. Whether it’s the symbolism in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” or the social responses to World War II, one would be hard-pressed to find a teacher that isn’t well-versed in their particular field. But one area that many teachers find themselves lacking the... Read more
Starting school on a Wednesday is beneficial for students and teachers
BY ARIELLE KRAUS As the 2018 school year commences, an adjustment has been made to the school calendar. Rather than beginning on the typical Monday, students will start school midweek on Wednesday, August 15. This modification to the Broward Schools calendar is a minor change that will positively affect... Read more
Participation awards past a certain age only hinder one in their life accomplishments
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Awards are given with the intent of congratulating an individual on their hard work and accomplishments. The presence of award ceremonies has only grown with the rise of extreme academic competitiveness. Students are encouraged to build up their resume and college applications with as many achievements... Read more
Senior pranks should be executed, but with caution
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE A senior prank is a prank organized by the graduating class of a school meant as a final act from students of the institution. Usually characterized by silly, comical actions, it isn’t uncommon for videos of senior pranks to pop up on one’s social media feed.... Read more
FEMA and the government should not be allowed to abandon areas in need
BY GENNA NORDLING The U.S. government has a tendency to ignore areas struggling from disaster after a catastrophe has become “irrelevant” in the eyes of the media and popular culture. This makes repairing damage and caring for the injured after a natural disaster extremely difficult. Last hurricane season, Puerto... Read more
Boundaries: How far is too far when idolizing a media figure?
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Modern media sites have made it possible that everyone is a celebrity in some respect. Now, it is easier than ever before to follow someone’s every move without their knowledge. Few are truthfully able to say they are innocent of spending a little too much time... Read more
Lamar Jackson is a better fit at QB than WR
BY ETHAN MUNCAN Lamar Jackson was recently drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2018 NFL draft. As a quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals, Jackson won the Heisman trophy and threw for 3,543 passing yards, rushed for 1,571 yards and finished with 30 touchdowns. Jackson only threw nine interceptions... Read more
School exams don’t define a person’s intelligence
/BY JULIA WENGIER It’s exam season, and whether students are studying for a final, AP exam, EOC, SAT or ACT, they are doing so to ensure they receive high scores. The modern-day student’s success is measured by their exam scores. Comprehension of advanced placement classes is measured by AP... Read more