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Is Earth Day worth celebrating or wasteful?

Is Earth Day worth celebrating or wasteful?

by Janice Lee, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017 • 45 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On April 22, 2017, people all over the world celebrated the 47th anniversary of Earth Day. It was started in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson to honor Earth’s sustainability and encourage protecting the habitat of this planet. It looks like the Earth is always in clean condition with all those bright everg...

Gay rights? More like human rights.

Gay rights? More like human rights.

by Diarra Smith, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017 • 54 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 Prom. One of the most exciting and memorable nights for some, yet for others not so much. In March 2016, two gay students attending French Settlement High School in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, were told that they were not welcome at their school's annual Senior Prom. They were casually waiting in ...

Community service should be promoted more prominently

by Luke Brangaccio, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017 • 22 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

After the many controversies of this school year, the Administration should focus on how to keep the student body on the right track and spend more time on productive activities. Whether it be minimum wage jobs, academic programs over the summer, or anything in between, students should be offered mor...

Pick a better day for Junior Prom

Pick a better day for Junior Prom

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Copy Editor
May 4, 2017 • 65 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Opinion, Showcase

The first week of June holds two important events for many high school students: Junior Prom and the SAT. The two events are scheduled back to back with Junior Prom on June 2 and the SAT on June 3. This conflict in scheduling is disadvantageous to students, as teenagers will have to wake up early af...

The cost of censorship

The cost of censorship

by Chloe Siohan, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 103 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Ann Coulter, a conservative activist, was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley in late April, but was cancelled by the university over safety concerns (students threatened her with acts of violence). Bernie Sanders, an independent candidate who ran in the 2016 presidential election defended her rig...

What’s the problem with Hannah Baker?

What’s the problem with Hannah Baker?

by Jenny DeStefano, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 89 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Netflix’s newest original series, 13 Reasons Why, has not ceased to entertain its viewers. Though the newbie cast and intense scenes made for incredible binge-viewing content, it has also wrongfully catalyzed dismay and outrage among parents, school boards, and even Australia’s mental health servic...

It’s not a walk in the PARCC

It’s not a walk in the PARCC

by Katherine Hikin, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 51 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

    PARCC stands for The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a group of states working together to develop a modern assessment that replaces previous state standardized tests. This organization believes that it provides better information for teachers and parents to iden...

New sitcoms are bringing viewers back to NBC

by Ian Stephenson, Sports Editor
May 3, 2017 • 23 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The cast of Superstore outside Cloud 9, where the show takes place (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) Just five years ago, NBC had one of the best lineups on television, with Thursday nights consisting of 30 Rock, followed by The Office, and then Parks and Recreation. These were some of the most popul...

Charlie Hides sashays away after lame lipsync

Charlie Hides sashays away after lame lipsync

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 56 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Disclaimer: SPOILERS AHEAD RuPaul’s Drag Race is a televised competition between drag queens, which has been on air for eight years, and is going on its ninth. The fourth episode of RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 aired April 14. The main challenge was to produce a live morning talk show. Both RuP...

Frapp Attack

Frapp Attack

by Alyssa Kitz, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 30 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Between April 19 and April 23, you may have gotten the chance to try Starbucks’ limited edition Unicorn Frappucino. The highly anticipated drink took the Internet by storm when Starbucks announced its limited appearance in the company’s US, Canada, and Mexico locations on April 19th, 2017. Altho...

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