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
Social networking sites don’t have to condone harmful speech: Users have the authority to speak freely on social media platforms
BY JOSEPH STURGEON On September 6, 2018, Twitter permanently suspended the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his site “InfoWars” from posting on their Twitter and Periscope, citing that they took this action based on tweets and videos posted by InfoWars that violated their abusive behavior policy, “in addition... Read more
Saying goodbye to a personal life: Fans vs. celebrity relationships
BY EMMA FRANZ Taking on the role of a celebrity means facing many challenges, one of which is the invasion of privacy and their personal lives. As celebrities remain in the public eye, so do their relationships. A vast majority of the time, fans find themselves obsessed with a... Read more
Technologically illiterate: Students should have mandatory computer classes
BY ELENA VALDEZ The integration of computers in the classroom has skyrocketed in recent years. The use of these extremely useful, fast devices has provided students with a medium in which they can do virtually anything. The problem with this, however, is that frankly, the students do not know... Read more
Unpopular Opinion: School uniforms are favorable for students
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Wearing a school uniform is often a requirement that students are not in favor of because the thought of dressing in khakis and a polo shirt is not ideal to most. However, uniforms are not as terrible as they seem. Uniforms are very common in private... Read more