Why Mandatory Fundraisers Are a Good Thing
BY LINDSEY HANNAH It is seldom, if ever, voluntary. No matter if it’s car washes, chocolate boxes, Valentine plush toys or matchmaking quizzes, odds are that every club member has, at one time or another, taken part in fundraising. Despite the common reluctance to participate, however, fundraising is one... Read more
The Issues With Limiting Bathroom Passes
BY SAVANNAH KEYSER The topic of bathroom passes seems to be a sensitive subject here at Cooper. Some teachers feel that the students have the right and the maturity to manage their class time in a productive way and do not feel the need to limit their use of... Read more
Standing Up for Stand Your Ground
Pi vs Tau, Which Should We Celebrate?
Animation Should Be Taken More Seriously
BY CASSIDY NOWOSAD Until someone is up at 2 am bending over a tiny art pad, hand-cramping and having to hit Control+Z to undo repeatedly so the frames would look right, they really won’t understand the dedication animators have. An animator will spend months or even years working frame... Read more
Sanctuary Policies Do More Harm Than Good
BY ZACHARY PERROTTA Sanctuary policies; pretty ironic, right? Besides being explicitly against federal law, it’s also apparent that these initiatives, though they are designed with the intention of defending undocumented immigrants from persecution, only subjugate and insulate them within communities which actively work against their best interests. What’s a... Read more
Tattoo Taboo: The Stigma Against Body Modifications
BY SAVANNAH KEYSER A form of self-expression and intricate art, tattoos are some of the most looked-down-upon forms of body modifications out there. Tattoos, and body modifications in general have had a stigma against them for generations. They are seen as tacky and the people who are adorned by... Read more
Press and the President: How the Trump Administration Interacts with the Media
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR Chewing gum furiously and launching conference podiums at reporters, Melissa McCarthy’s portrayals of press secretary Sean Spicer parodied the relationship between the new administration and the press. Yet despite the laughter of Saturday Night Live’s weekly audience, the real-life toxicity holds immense repercussions for the American... Read more
The Senioritis Epidemic and Why School Still Matters
BY KARINA BLODNIEKS Standing on the cusp between the two semesters, it’s high time for seniors to start dropping like Mayflies. It is the ailment of all ailments – the one sickness that can keep any senior home three days a week with no symptoms except a case of... Read more
Gap Years: Beneficial or Bust?
BY TAMARAH WALLACE As caps descend from the air and the distinct melody of graduation begins, a student realizes that, for most of their peers, one four year academic battle will soon be replaced by another. However, unlike previous years, they will not be sparring alongside them. Yes, they... Read more