Parents Going Too Far?

Parents Going Too Far?

Opinions January 24, 2011

BY RACHEL SHARPE Every mother has told their child at least once that she has eyes in the back of her head. However, modern technology proves that the phrase is not very far off. Parents can now track their teenager’s every move, even from miles away. New GPS tracking devices... Read more
Censoring The Past

Censoring The Past

Opinions January 24, 2011

BY ARIEL SMILOWITZ In George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, Winston Smith lives in Oceania, a nation built upon what was formerly known as Europe. The country is run by the ruling Party; the Party severely oppresses its people, who are under the constant scrutiny of security cameras. However, the Party’s... Read more
Cut Out Dissection

Cut Out Dissection

Opinions January 7, 2011

BY REBECCA BINE Blood, guts, and gore. The implications these things have on adolescents is undeniable. From television and movies to video games, today’s youth is accosted by violence on a daily basis, causing desensitization and therefore a greater tendency towards using it. Schools, however, provide a safe place, free... Read more
The Government Is Going To Have To Accept Wikileaks
BY ARIEL SMILOWITZ On December 7, 2010, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was taken into custody on charges of rape. His arrest occurred at the peak of an international scandal; along with five major newspapers from around the world, WikiLeaks had just released confidential diplomatic cables from 274 U.S. embassies... Read more
BY ARIEL SMILOWITZ Recently, the founders of Facebook have been making waves; the Social Network was a success at the box office and managed to create a substantial amount of controversy over the origins of the popular site. However, now some of the founders of Facebook are finding popularity,... Read more
BY JESSICA WEAVER 16-year-old Eric Wilcox had his whole life planned out. He was so excited for senior year, but before he got there, the Michigan teen experienced a tragic event that permanently shattered his and many other lives. Eric and his friend were driving on their way to... Read more
  BY REBECCA BINE To all of us animal lovers out there, we know that we adore our pets. They are our companions who listen to us without judgement and provide an unparalleled sense of love and devotion. There’s no doubt that we dote on our pets, dressing them... Read more
Class Rankings Inhibit Learning
BY ARIEL SMILOWITZ For many students that apply to college, grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, and several other criteria factor into the college admissions process. These, along with essays and recommendations, are a crucial part of almost every university’s decision. Until recently, one’s class rank played an important part... Read more
Elect For Electives

Elect For Electives

Opinions October 13, 2010

BY RACHEL SHARPE  On August 18th, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.  delivered his famous, “I Have A Dream” speech. He delivered this heartfelt speech to the American people with a passion that moved the nation and changed our history. Our society is propelled by passion; it is the driving... Read more

Mosque Misconceptions

Opinions October 13, 2010

BY JACK BRADY New York City is home to thousands of people, thousands of cultures, and thousands of beliefs. It is a city practically defined by the differences and diversity between its people, yet during the catastrophic events of 9/11 the city came together in a display of unity... Read more