Category: Columns

Opinion: Amazon Rainforest Burns, Epitomizes Society’s Greed

By: Emma Kolick Raging and ferocious fires have been ravaging the esteemed Amazon Rainforest for weeks, annihilating indigenous people’s homes and destroying multifarious species of plants and animals. With nearly three football fields of lush forest being eradicated every minute,…

Opinion: Creating Stricter Gun Laws Decreases Mass Shootings, Saves Lives

By: Emma Kolick. Immediately following the Columbine High School shooting that claimed the lives of twelve high school students and one teacher, the national media was captivated by the unprecedented tragedy, and society was gripped by feelings of outrage and…

Opinion: Should School Start Later in the Day?

By: Sakthi Kasi. The alarms blares at 5:30 in the morning and you rush to turn it off. You look outside and even the sun has not woken up yet. The National Sleep Foundation states that the average time a…

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…