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
Three days is too little: Thanksgiving break should be longer
BY SABRINA WONG For many years, students attending a Broward County Public School (BCPS) have only received the second half of the school week off for Thanksgiving break in November. After working nonstop for nearly three months, students deserve to have at least a full week away from the... Read more
Hollywood helps get people to the polls
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Tuesday, November 6 marks the U.S. midterm elections, a prominent yet unpopular event. The midterms occur every four years in between presidential elections and determine which party controls the two chambers of Congress. This election, it will determine which party has oversight power over President Trump... Read more
Rehabilitated ex-felons should be allowed the right to vote
BY JOSEPH STURGEON As the nation gets ready for the upcoming midterm elections, the Florida amendment ballot that would restore voting rights to 1.5 million convicted felons in Florida has caught the attention of many Florida residents. An estimated 6.1 million people in the United States with a felony... Read more
The digital age: Attention of the greater populace is entirely focused upon cellular devices
BY ANNABELLE ROSA Ding, ding, ding. In comes another text from yet another person that has likely spoken to the recipient for less than a few minutes face to face. The connection is so vibrant and real as they converse on that glaringly white screen with its blue and... Read more
Keep it PG: Who should be supervising students at school dances?
BY KAREN SUROS High school students can have a lot of fun at their school dances– the food and friends, the music and dancing, the dressing up and getting down. However, it’s necessary to keep it PG, which means parental guidance– literally. When it comes to chaperones, options are... Read more
Finance classes in high school: Help students get the most out of their time spent in school
BY RYAN MERARD Taxes, insurance, credit scores and paying bills are just some of the many components of personal finance that one will become familiar with as an adult. Not knowing how to properly manage money can damage one’s future. Many young adults move out of their parents’ house... Read more