Sharing is caring: Celebrities discussing mental health publicly
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Being famous isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. That’s not to say that starring in a movie or performing in front of millions of fans isn’t worth it,  but sometimes the limelight turns a little sour.  Celebrities are known for hiding their struggles and... Read more
Schools have taken over literature: Students struggle to enjoy the novels read within English class
BY EMMA FRANZ Reading not only allows for an extensive vocabulary but enables students to live vicariously through the characters of a good novel. It transports the reader to another world. Although once upon a time there may have been many students eager to read, the novels read in... Read more
The death of a million is just a statistic: Society is desensitized to gun violence
BY ELENA VALDEZ It isn’t news that people die every day. Murder, mass shootings and other modes of massacre are covered and repeated on a relatively regular basis. A life is taken unlawfully and all one does is glance over a screen. There is a harsh drop in humanity;... Read more
Blocked and disconnected: School Wi-Fi needs to be unblocked
BY VICTORIA MARTIN The internet has been made easily accessible to most of society over the past few years. Many would say that the internet is just one press of a button away and the information held by the internet is at a person’s fingertips. This accessibility has allowed... Read more
Abolish the FSA: Allow students to brush up on their testing skills rather than forcing them to learn yet another format
BY ANNABELLE ROSA Standardized testing, along with written assessments, is commonplace in the public school system. Regardless of the courses a student takes, individuals tend to begin standardized testing during their elementary school years and it doesn’t disappear until one has completed their education. In the Sunshine State, students... Read more
Sorry not sorry: Don’t apologize if you don’t really mean it
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Saying sorry should be an admission of wrongdoing, a sincere acknowledgment of something that one is at fault for. But what should only be practiced to admit mistakes has become overused and almost meaningless in its application. Apologies are too often used as a way to... Read more
White hairs in the White House: How old is too old for the presidency?
BY JULIA SAFRIN Age should never be a limitation for anybody when pursuing a dream, voicing their opinion or trying new things. However, when it comes to a stress-filled job like the presidency, one should take their age into consideration before running. Many good things come out of old... Read more
History repeats itself: Political parties need to narrow down their candidates sooner
BY GENNA NORDLING It is said that history is taught in school so the mistakes made in the past are not repeated in the future. While this is a great way to think, it definitely cannot be applied to modern society, specifically politics. Multiple times throughout history, political parties... Read more
There is no Momo: Society falls for another internet teen hoax
BY ISABELLA MARCON The most important thing to know about the Momo Challenge that’s sweeping through the news and social media is that there is, in fact, no such thing as a Momo Challenge. Allegedly, the figure of Momo would appear on YouTube and WhatsApp and encourage children to... Read more
It’s in the stars… or not: Differing views on astrology
Astrology is not all bad BY KAREN SUROS Think back to when human beings existed mainly as hunters and gatherers. No television, internet or even books to entertain them. Back then, looking up at the night sky and all its stars was about as amusing as it got. As... Read more