Feminist Fight Against Social Media

Feminist Fight Against Social Media

April 18, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

International Women’s Day, formerly known as “International Working Women's Day”, was earlier this year on March 8. And for numerous reasons this year, the day holds a lot more importance for women, especially across the U.S. According to the International Women’s Day official website, Inter...

A Guide to Surviving Finals

A Guide to Surviving Finals

April 3, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Activities, Op-Ed

Every high schooler can relate to the very dreaded and stressful week during finals. Not only are teachers cramming in lessons and more homework assignments, but we also have to study for the biggest tests in the semester. Finals week drags on forever, while the week prior goes by in what seems like fiv...

Don’t shop, adopt: 5 great reasons why adopting a dog is better than buying one

Don’t shop, adopt: 5 great reasons why adopting a dog is better than buying one

April 3, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

A dog is the most common household pet in the United States. With such a high demand of puppies as pets, corporations breed them to sell more to people. When people are thinking of getting a dog or puppy, they are more drawn to a “new” puppy, instead of a “used” one from a shelter. If you pla...

A Day Without A Woman

A Day Without A Woman

April 3, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, News, Op-Ed

International Women’s Day occurred on March 8th of this year. The organizers of the monumental Women’s March decided to plan A Day Without a Women on this day as well. Women play a huge part in society and nothing would work flawlessly without the presence of women. Girls across the nation wanted...

Tips for Taking the ACT

Tips for Taking the ACT

March 31, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

The ACT is a standardized test that all high school students must take their junior year if they are planning to go to college. It is divided into four multiple choice subject tests that include reading, writing, math and science. The types of questions will range for something students would have learned in...

What is Making America Fat?

What is Making America Fat?

March 24, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

Today, more than two-thirds of American adults are overweight, and this number is only increasing. With the way these statistics are heading, there is only one question to ask - what is making America fat? It is no secret Americans love their fast food. It is quick, easy, and affordable, well for th...

Donald Trump and Fake News

Donald Trump and Fake News

February 27, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Op-Ed

In November 2016, Oxford Dictionaries announced “post-truth” as its 2016 International Word of the Year, defining it as, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief." A fitting word, consi...

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

Fatima Al-Sammak, Editor-in-Chief

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 ...

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