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The importance of a good book

January 12, 2017
Filed under Editorials

Cell phones and social media make it difficult for the average teenager to sit back and relish in untold stories and daring adventures. Growing up, many students are told they need to read. In primary school, children are assigned 20 minutes of reading every night with an independent reading book. A...

My not so eventful gym date

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Opinion

  Now that the holidays are over, it is time to say goodbye to those 10 extra pounds that I have accumulated over the past few months. Plus it is a new year, so what better time to start working towards my body goals? Luckily, Max and I are both working towards this goal, so hitting the gym tog...

Ending the stigma

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
December 23, 2016
Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel

With the days getting shorter and the nights seeming so terribly and unbearably long, the risk of suicide and depression overall seems like a weight on my shoulders that I can’t seem to shake. Being that my mom is a therapist, I’ve always grown up quite familiar with therapy and meditation in a broad...

A different take on Kanye’s perceived all-time-low

Lauren Paquet, Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

This month, I’ve decided to discuss the hospitalization of Kanye West last month. As many of you may have heard, West was hospitalized for nine days in November after allegedly undergoing a mental breakdown. Since his departure, he hasn’t rested much, and instead, has resumed his busy lifestyle and...

Selena Gomez breaks her silence

Lauren Paquet, Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As some of you may know from my columns last year, I have a crazy obsession for music. So naturally, of course I watched the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 20th. From Bruno Mars’ stellar opening performance of “24k Magic” (my jam these days) to The Chainsmokers’ duo with Halsey for...

The danger of a single story

https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
November 20, 2016
Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel, Opinion

Amidst all the craziness of the election and our country’s divide over politics and ethics alike, somewhere between angry Facebook posts and debates during class, I’ve found peace with a TED talk that goes a little further into America’s root problem: our closed-mindedness. With new proposals of banning M...

Creating changes for transgender students

November 7, 2016
Filed under Editorials

For centuries, gender could be divided into two specific categories: male and female. As times change and things progress, gender moved along with it. Just a few years ago, the only widely known gender identity was cisgender. Cisgender means a person identifies with the gender they were assigned at b...

Kim K scandal teaches valuable lessons

Lauren Paquet, Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Monthly Five - Lauren Paquet

Welcome back everyone! This month, I’ve decided to address the Kim Kardashian robbery scandal in Paris. As some of you may know, on October 3, Kardashian was held at gunpoint at her private hotel in Paris and was robbed of millions of dollars worth of jewelry, including her 4.5 million dollar engagem...

Trump’s tread on the press

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief
October 20, 2016
Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel, Opinion

I recently stumbled upon an article involving the New York Times and Donald Trump. With my inability to escape my fake-tanned friend from every news article I’ve read in the past few months, I was surprised to see this one sharing a new scandal that I think is receiving an underwhelming amount of atte...

Fashion No or Go: Chokers

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Welcome back everyone! This year, I am starting fresh and talking about another passion of mine--fashion. So many fashion trends have started recently, and while some of them make me want to gouge my eyes out, some are actually very cute. One of the more prominent trends I’ve seen is chokers, and although...

What Bernie fans should do in next month’s election

What Bernie fans should do in next month’s election

September 26, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

The Presidential election continues to grasp the attention of our nation, and whether you are pro-Trump or pro-Hillary, many issues have arisen since independents have no prominent candidate to vote for. Since Sanders’ withdrawal from the campaign, he has endorsed Hillary as his chosen candidate in plac...

The fight against Brock Turner

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief
September 22, 2016
Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel

“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” Brock Turner, (son, swimmer, student, rapist, repeat), has recently grasped media attention by becoming the poster child for white, male supremacy. For those of you who don’t know of Turner, he has made he...

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