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Why Removing Instagram Likes is a Step in the Right Direction

Why Removing Instagram Likes is a Step in the Right Direction

Grace O'Meara

February 12, 2020

Instagram’s decision to get rid of a visible like count has come with a good share of controversy. The bold move was released as a trial to a few select countries in mid-November and became worldwide by December. Posts will no longer display the number of likes it has received; instead,  posts will...

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: Brexit Saga Winds Down

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: Brexit Saga Winds Down

Vincent Jiang

February 10, 2020

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM—The sordid four-year national drama that saw three brutal elections and felled two Prime Ministers has finally come to an end, as Brexit—the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union—officially arrived at 23:00 GMT on January 31. Over the past few weeks, British Prime...

Neither Safe Nor Sorry: the Soleimani Airstrike

Neither Safe Nor Sorry: the Soleimani Airstrike

Vincent Jiang

January 27, 2020

BAGHDAD, IRAQ—Qasem Soleimani, the right-hand man of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and a brutal general with the blood of hundreds on his hands, is dead, struck by an American airstrike. But did his death actually make the United States safer? Since 1979, Iran has been ruled by a theocratic dictatorship tha...

The War on Homeless

The War on Homeless

Nolan Myler, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The war between the homeless population of our country and the selfish, power hungry government has been an ongoing fight, and there is yet to have been a reasonable compromise. There is a stigma that is directed towards the homeless, as well as stereotypes including their population being drug addicts, ...

“I Miss the Old Kanye”

“I Miss the Old Kanye”

Nolan Myler, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Kanye West’s rise to fame stemmed from his provocative raps containing slurs and offensive lyrics. He has been known to the music world as an egotistical, narcissistic, rapper and encased the aspects of hip-hop that made it offensive, drawing in younger generations. These teens and young adults fl...

The Problem with Zion

The Problem with Zion

Michael Oestreich, Editor In Chief

October 30, 2019

No matter your opinion on Zion Williamson, there is no doubt he’s one of the most hyped athletes of all time. The first round pick of this years draft, some have even heralded him as “the next LeBron James” for his historic season at Duke, even though he has not played a single NBA game as of ...

Shootings In America Today

Shootings In America Today

Nolan Myler, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The clear rise in mass shootings has drawn attention to the apparent holes in the laws and regulations concerning firearms. These holes, although seemingly inconsequential, have paved the way for killers to freely act upon their obsessive urges. America has found itself split, with one side of the pop...

Are Dogs the Answer to our Health Problems?

Are Dogs the Answer to our Health Problems?

Hannah Gould, Layout Editor

October 24, 2019

Who doesn’t love seeing a new video pop up on your social media feed of adorable puppies playing around? What if I told you that having one of those puppies could improve your health? Scientific studies have proven that having a dog can improve not only your mental health, but physical health as well. Fo...

Is Our Planet Doomed?

Is Our Planet Doomed?

Analise Draghi, World News Editor

October 14, 2019

You’ve probably heard it. It’s been passed around for a while, shared on social media by people like you and me and presented to the UN by the world’s leading scientists- the startling statement that humans only have 12 years left to save the planet. Or maybe you’ve heard the even newer declaratio...

Banned Books

Kayla Hartman, Assistant Features Editor

October 18, 2017

Book banning is something that should never be done. Literature is a form of free speech, so to censor books is to strip someone of their voice. It is a way for people to control their children and other people and, although some books are banned simply for expressing political opinions, literary ce...

Be My Guest; Go See Beauty and The Beast

Be My Guest; Go See Beauty and The Beast

Elizabeth Jasek, Fundraising Chairperson

May 1, 2017

The moment we all been waiting for has finally come! Beauty and the Beast aired in theatres on Friday, March seventeenth. The princess fairytale was brought to life with Emma Watson starring at Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast! I made plans with my family, who were enthusiastic about the movie. We went to...

Obsessed with Reality T.V.

Obsessed with Reality T.V.

Meghan Khules, Managing Editor

March 6, 2017

Someone like me who is obsessed with watching reality tv gets really involved in the contestants lives and has their own opinion on each contestant. They get really invested in the show that they are watching and hate “to be continued” episodes. My personal favorite reality TV show is the Bachelor. The Bachel...

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