Diversity matters but Marvel and DC Comics aren’t doing it right
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Peter Parker. These are the first names that come to mind when superheroes and comic book franchises are mentioned.  All of these characters have several things in common: they all share the same gender, sexual orientation and race. Marvel and DC both... Read more
Too young, too naive, too ignorant: Teens are not too young to have a political opinion
BY JULIA SAFRIN During such a polarizing time in politics, everybody has something to say and teens are no exception. While some may think that teens are too young to form any kind of political opinion, they actually aren’t and it’s important that they do. Even though the majority... Read more
To speak or not to speak: Controversial topics should be discussed at school
BY EMMA HUERTA There’s no sugarcoating the situations in our world today. In spite of all of the positives, society can still be deemed chaotic in many respects. Every day, new issues– immigration, equality, gun control, et cetera– seem to be on the rise, while previous ones are still... Read more
Teachers comparing siblings is not ideal for the student
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Being compared to a sibling is one of the most frustrating challenges a student can face. When a student attends school and receives a new teacher, they strive to make their best impression. However, if the teacher has taught a sibling of theirs in the past,... Read more
Public speaking anxiety is real: Presenting should not be a requirement for students
BY ARIELLE KRAUS As a high school student, one is often required to present their work in front of a class. Many may argue that doing so enhances a student’s public speaking skills and prepares them for the “real world.” Although that is true, forcing students to present their... Read more
Writing is right: Regular notebooks should not be replaced by laptops
BY EMMA HUERTA It’s a regular Tuesday at school and you’re shuffling down the halls to head to your Algebra class. Once you enter the classroom, you scan the rows for your seat and sit down. As soon as you take your seat, what is the first thing that... Read more
Close the books and open the screens: Notebooks should be replaced by laptops
BY ARIELLE KRAUS The high school students of today are growing up in an ever-changing technological world. With the rise in the use of computers within classrooms, it would only make sense for students to begin using their laptops in place of notebooks. A laptop is an essential part... Read more
Finding common ground: Core curriculum is beneficial for college students
BY ARIELLE KRAUS After spending four years in high school completing a core curriculum, students move on to college to finally begin their journey and pursue their future careers. But many universities require students to complete more core classes before those required for their major. These classes should be... Read more
Going to the movies isn’t worth it anymore: Stream movies to avoid the hassle of the cinema
BY RYAN MERARD Going to a movie theater has been commonplace for years. The overpriced snacks, noisy moviegoers and boring previews all could be avoided simply by streaming movies at home. With all the different options to watch movies today, going to the movie theater is becoming rarer than... Read more
Think before you flush: The case against flushable wet wipes
BY ISABELLA MARCON Many are familiar with flushable wet wipes. While people may enjoy the convenience and luxury of the wipes, they may not realize the problems they present to the sewer system. Flushable wet wipes can damage personal plumbing systems, resulting in expensive repairs. Wipes can form fatbergs,... Read more