Category: Columns

Opinion: Trump’s Unjust Immigration Beliefs Persist

By Emma Kolick. Democracy and equality are considered by many Americans the foundation of our country. However, hundreds of thousands of immigrants attempting to cross the Mexico-United States border are treated in a way that suggests these values have been…

Opinion: LGBTQ Representation in Media

By Tina Avondet. In recent years there has been a bigger push for more representation in American media to reflect the diverse generation of today. Up until the past twenty years, minorities were typically not showcased positively in American media.…

Opinion: Why Ignoring Global Warming Isn’t The Solution

By: Emma Kolick. Climate change has affected the environment in frightening ways, threatening the way billions of people live on a day-to-day basis. Places such as Cleveland, Ohio, have experienced an increase in temperature, with many experts expecting the temperature…

Opinion: Are We Too Young Or Are They Too Old?

By Mia Haber. Across America, some citizens are disappointed by the way the President has been leading the country. Many are upset with President Trump’s policies, and he is not making much of an effort to change or put these…

Opinion: The Cruelty in Your Beauty

By Tina Avondet. The cosmetic industry is powerful industry that can shape a generation’ s view on beauty and self-worth. With such a powerful impact on people’s morals, recent generations have made sure to do their research on the companies…

Dear Underclassmen….

Advice and assurance from a senior saying goodbye Last August, I found myself swimming in articles online about senior year, trying to get as excited as possible for the memorable time ahead of me. I found songs that made me…

We’re Lacking in Empathy and Literary Fiction Might Just Be the Key

By Christina Vitakis. Technologically Savvy, Conscious, Pragmatic Idealists, Frugal, Diverse, Adventurous; all these words are characteristics used to describe Millennials and the current generation of teenagers, Generation Z. However, one word is not on that list: Empathetic. Empathy is the…

Opinion: Arming Educators isn’t the Answer

By Rob Menon. Following the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which took 17 innocent lives, the gun debate once more has people divided. Do we try to put things like stricter background checks on weapons? Are…

Opinion: President Trump, Do Not Leave Puerto Rico to Perish

By Grace Amato In the early morning hours of September 20, the 3.4 million residents of Puerto Rico were awakened with disaster. The category four Hurricane Maria overtook the island with 155 mph winds, flash floods, mudslides, and torrential rains…

Opinion: Respectful Removal: How Doing Away with Confederate Monuments Promotes a More Accepting Society for Everyone

By: Sydney Liptak Upon taking a stroll in certain noteworthy parks or cities, one could be presented with the sight of an enormous statue of Robert E. Lee riding a horse in more locations than one. Now how does one…