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The U.S. Healthcare System Must Be Fixed

President Trump discusses replacing the Affordable Care Act on March 10, 2017.
October 8, 2019

Luca Palmiscino was born with alveolar capillary dysplasia, a rare congenital lung disease, and Hirschsprung's disease, a condition affecting the large intestine. At only five months old, he had to get...

School Shooting Hoodie Designs Pollute the Conversation Around Gun Violence

Following the Stoneman Douglas shooting, hundreds of thousands gathered for the March for Our Lives rally to protest gun violence on March 24, 2018.
October 4, 2019

Controversy emerged once again on the internet during New York Fashion Week from Sept. 6 to Sept. 14 when a label debuted its new line of hoodies online. Bstroy, a streetwear brand based in New York, released...

Candidates Stand Out On Various Issues During the Third Democratic Debate

Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of the standout candidates overall at the Third Democratic debate.
October 1, 2019

The intensity between the Democratic candidates rose and particularly heated up in the Third Democratic debate on Sept. 12. From Julian Castro attacking Joe Biden on his personality rather than policies,...

Odessa Shooting Emphasizes The Need For Reform

Prior to the tragedy in Odessa, Texans mourn the first shooting of the same month on Aug. 6 in El Paso.
September 25, 2019

Mass shootings are occurring at exorbitant rates all across our nation. Over the weekend of Aug. 31, 22 lives were brutally taken in a shooting spree in Odessa, Texas. The West Texan gunman, identified...

College Board Made The Right Decision In Removing Its ‘Adversity Score’

If put in place, the adversity score would have been attached to students' SAT scores.
September 23, 2019

The College Board recently announced it would scrap its controversial adversity score after widespread public backlash. The adversity score, announced in May, would have been a number between one and 100...

National Suicide Prevention Month: How To Help

National Suicide Prevention Month: How To Help
September 20, 2019

Do you ever notice the person in the back of the classroom with their head down or in their hands? Maybe they've been staring into space for a long time. The student who sits alone at lunch or the student...

Flex Time Relieves Stress for Students

Each day, Flex Time assigns students to a specific block unless they sign up for another classroom's session.
September 15, 2019

“I can’t do it. I’m so stressed out.” Quizzes, tests, projects, extracurriculars -- the list goes on for the endless papers that students work on throughout the day, and it becomes hard to balance....

Amazon Rainforest Fires Severely Escalate Climate Change

NASA satellites showing smoke from the Amazon Rainforest fires drew international attention to the issue.
September 8, 2019

Smoke-smothered skies swallow the bright, sunny aura that had been beaming over the forest. The wind carries a melancholic whisper of all of the lives that have been claimed. The trees that could have...

The Removal of India’s Article 370 Will Better Integrate Kashmir Into the Country

Kashmir is a highly disputed area between Pakistan and India.
September 4, 2019

Kashmir currently holds the whole world's attention due to violent protests and backlash about a recent decision by the Indian government. This region has long been considered disputed territory by both...

Congressional Democrats Should Not Attempt to Impeach President Trump

Protesters march while holding signs calling for Trump's impeachment on July 2, 2017.
August 2, 2019

It has been quite some time now since the first calls of impeachment against President Trump were heard from Democrats. When they first began, there was little pressure on Democratic leadership to do anything...

Low-Carbon Energy Innovation Will Make Renewables More Efficient

Low-Carbon Energy Innovation Will Make Renewables More Efficient
June 15, 2019

One of President Trump’s campaign promises was to bring back the American coal industry and save coal miners. Since entering the White House, he has enacted policies to steer the United States against...

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Is Crucial

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Is Crucial
May 26, 2019

It’s May, signifying the arrival of Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking care of your mental health is critically important to one’s well-being and lifestyle, or mental health can lead to depression,...

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