Trump Administration Revokes Transgender Bathroom Rule

Trump Administration Revokes Transgender Bathroom Rule

February 23, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

The Trump administration is revoking a rule made by Barack Obama that gave transgender students the rights to use bathrooms based on the gender they identify with. The issue with this topic is whether Title IX protects students based on their sex or gender identity. Civil rights groups are now worrying that P...

The Perks of Being a Bilingual

The Perks of Being a Bilingual

February 23, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

In the age of a highly interconnected world where people on the opposite ends of the globe are able to communicate in a matter of seconds, the world can indeed seem smaller. However, globalization has also exposed people to great amounts of diverse ethnicities, cultures, and perhaps most importantly, ...

Donald Trump’s Cabinet: Under-educated and Unqualified

Donald Trump’s Cabinet: Under-educated and Unqualified

February 15, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

During the course of the 2016 Presidential Election, many took note of the now President Donald Trump’s lack of political experience. Many voters however, interpreted Trump not being a politician as a positive attribute as it meant he was an “outsider” who would better reflect the interests of the c...

The Art of Note-Taking

The Art of Note-Taking

February 13, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

Knowing how to take proper notes is not only a useful skill for high school, but also for any post-secondary education, such as college. The older you get, the less teachers will start to worry about what sort of information you are actually absorbing inside and outside of class. This is why a student...

5 Shows to watch on Netflix

5 Shows to watch on Netflix

February 8, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, A&E, Featured, Op-Ed

With 70% of users binge-watching their shows, Netflix has become one of the most well-known sources of entertainment in today’s society. The company was started in 1997 by two entrepreneurs, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. Their company specialized in DVD by mail when the business first took off. It ...

Early Morning Freeze

Early Morning Freeze

February 8, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

Northeast is becoming more strict when it comes to letting people in and having people out before and after school. If students don’t have a pass to be inside, they will have to wait outside in the morning until breakfast starts. And for after school, administrators will ask you to wait outside if you...

Vaccines: A Dose of Reality

Vaccines: A Dose of Reality

February 8, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

Vaccines are considered the best defense against serious, preventable, and sometimes deadly contagious diseases. They are also some of the safest medical products available, at least according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. However, despite the overwhelming amount of official websites fr...

Things I Wish I Knew as a Junior

Things I Wish I Knew as a Junior

February 7, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Faces, Featured, Op-Ed

NUMBER ONE - You don’t know everything! I know that some of the tips I am about to give you are going to sound redundant, but listen to them! I wish I had someone in my corner feeding me this information when I was a junior. I also know when teachers say these things, it can be difficult to take t...

The Monster in Our Schools: Pressure and Competition

The Monster in Our Schools: Pressure and Competition

February 3, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Faces, Featured, Op-Ed

Pressure and competition are great sources of diversity and success, but can they also be extremely harmful? A quick glance into the life of a high school student proves this to be true. Pressure from all possible sides attack high school students in the attempt to make a sparkling diamond, but inste...

Purple as an additional color for Northeast

Purple as an additional color for Northeast

October 28, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Activities, Featured, Op-Ed

“When Northeast was established, three communities came together-- Bethany, Havelock, and UNI Place. When those three communities came together, they needed to decide what the school colors were going to be, but they didn’t come to a decision. So when they started, they said, ‘We’re just goi...

U.S. Maternity Leave for Mothers and Fathers

U.S. Maternity Leave for Mothers and Fathers

October 28, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

Access to paid leave for new fathers in the United States has always been very uncommon. Although most workers have no access to paid parental leave at all, more employers provide paid maternity leave (for mothers) than paid paternity leave (for fathers). According to Corina S. Schulze, Doctor of Philosophy...

Blocked

Blocked

October 28, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

It’s not even a surprise anymore to see students walking through the hallways with their heads bent down, scrolling through their phones. Whether it’s because they’re talking to their friends or scrolling through their news feeds, most of those students will most likely be on some sort of social...

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