The value of civil disobedience and peaceful protest
BY ANNABELLE ROSA In many instances people have come to question whether or not their voices are valuable when it comes to the creation of change. Within our current political and social climates, the voice of a citizen is vital when seeking to enforce any sort of change. Similarly,... Read more
Should artists have creative liberty with the national anthem?
BY ELENA VALDEZ With singer Fergie’s most recent performance of America’s national anthem during an NBA game, the argument has arisen that no artist should have creative freedom with the Star Spangled Banner, in order to prevent a wide-spread panned performance like that from ever happening again. The exaggerated... Read more
Dual opinion: Should IDs on campus be mandatory for safety?
The recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has devastated the country and brought the same questions to the mind of every mother, father and student: how safe are our schools? What can we do to make sure this never happens again? School administrators around the country have... Read more
How students can make their voices heard
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Hundreds of students stand in the CCHS bleachers, wielding hand-painted signs and the inextinguishable anger of a generation suffering at the hands of injustice. A chant rises from the stands and shakes the field. “Enough is enough.” At the walkout on Wednesday, February 21, Cowboys had... Read more
Spare the change: Pennies should be taken out of circulation
BY CASEY CHAPTER They can be found at the bottom of a purse, on the ground at a grocery store and at the back of a dryer. They are collected by children and saved in piggy banks everywhere; yet, they are seldom used. Pennies are plentiful in today’s world,... Read more
Keep your child in school day: High schools should not have Take Your Child to Work Day
BY NUHA ISLAM In history teacher Charlie Cardinale’s first hour class, six students sit scattered around a vacant classroom. Next door, there are four people. Directly upstairs, three students sit watching a rerun of “F.R.I.E.N.D.S.” on Netflix while the teacher grades papers. Rather than taking the scheduled chapter eight... Read more
Celebrities deserve the right to a private life
BY SOPHIA WENGIER Anyone who stands in line at the supermarket, turns on a TV or keeps up with social media can see the obsession that Americans have with celebrities. Tabloids offer gritty details of the personal lives of celebrities that often catch the attention of the public, whether... Read more
All aboard the future of transportation: Train travel should be encouraged
BY DARIAN SABLON We live in a nation that is dominated by automobiles, with over 80 percent of Americans using personal vehicles like cars to go to work or go on trips. We often can’t imagine going anywhere without cars, or in the case of long-distance, travel planes. Yet,... Read more
1984: The use of fiction to stimulate political discourse
BY ANNABELLE ROSA “But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished,” reads the last page of George Orwell’s 1984. “He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.” Orwell’s novel depicts the grotesque and seemingly myopic society that had accumulated in Britain... Read more
Logan Paul takes it one vlog too far
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Logan Paul, while adored by his millions of teenybopper fans, will not escape punishment for his recent actions. While seen as a role model to his viewers despite his immature and impulsive tendencies, Paul made a foolish decision several weeks ago that opened the eyes of... Read more