Category: Columns

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…

Opinion: Pushing Back Start Time To Push Up Spirits, Grades

By Angela Pell School start times have become an issue within the high school, middle school, and elementary schools. There are many obstacles but also many benefits to starting schooling at a later time of day. This has been an…

Opinion: Standardized Testing: Not Reliable or Necessary

By Lauren LaBanc Standardized tests are the same predetermined tests given in the same manner to all test takers. These are designed by the state to test students’ progress throughout school and in some cases may determine whether they pass…