Light pollution is a tragic loss for society
BY JULIA WENGIER In the past, anyone in the world could enjoy the night sky in all its glory. Stargazing was a common practice, and thousands of stars could be seen every night. Around the beginning of the twentieth century, cities began utilizing electric lights excessively. As a result,... Read more
Should teachers use a personal social media account?
BY ELENA VALDEZ It is not uncommon for a teacher to have their “@” atop the classroom whiteboards. But does this interaction outside of the classroom on social media outlets cross the line in a student-teacher relationship? Whether it be on Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat, teachers are always... Read more
The best things to do this summer, close and far
BY JULIA WENGIER Year after year, students are granted around two months of no school with which they do as they please. Some go big and embark on an expensive, memorable trip. Some choose to take it easy and stay home, watching television with friends. A common problem, however,... Read more
Self photography for one’s personal social media account has no place in a memorial
BY ELENA VALDEZ In the light of tragedy, a place of remembrance and honor will be curated more often than not. As survivors and passerbys visit each site to pay their respects, photos are taken to be posted online. The public demands media coverage for these things, and within... Read more
What the high school experience really is
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Pep rallies, sports games and school dances. What movies have most children believe is that these are the primary aspects of the high school experience. Though pom-poms and prom certainly make appearances throughout one’s four years at CCHS, the true high school experience is much more... Read more
We must be cautious of technology advancements
BY DARIAN SABLON It seems as if everyday news comes out about technological advancements, be it in medicine, energy sources or as recently seen in videos published by the scientific team Boston Dynamics, showing robots able to open doors without human interference and jump three stories high. While mildly... Read more
Technology take-over: Bringing the digital age into schools will benefit students
BY JULIA WENGIER Technology has already made a major impact on today’s students. Those in high school and college fondly remember the days in elementary school when red projectors were used to make learning more interesting, or when a television set was brought in to show educational videos like... Read more
Governor Rick Scott’s stance on gun control is self-beneficial
BY ANNABELLE ROSA Politicians have always been notorious for their overly flippant behavior and their desire to appease the public in order to gain favor or something else along those lines. In light of recent events and the current administration, such actions have become commonplace, to the point that... Read more
The future of the final frontier: Privatization of space exploration
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR The recent successful launch of billionaire Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket undoubtedly reignited interest in space exploration and fueled conversations surrounding private company aeronautics. While some may have found Musk’s decision to send his cherry red Tesla Roadster into orbit around Mars flashy or egotistical, the... Read more
Solution or snafu: Lowering the voting age
BY TAMARAH WALLACE There are certain birthdays that matter more than others. On 12th birthdays, one becomes an adult to movie theaters and medicine bottles alike, and after 16th birthdays, they are finally able to get behind the wheel. But it’s with that 18th birthday that a host of... Read more