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Why I Don’t Stand For the Pledge

Why I Don’t Stand For the Pledge

Rachel Henry, Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It's 7:25am and all the students in my first period are getting settled into their seats. The various conversations in the classroom are interrupted with the loud sound of the bell. A handful of students in the class stand facing the red, white and blue flag, place their right hands over their chests and...

R-Ratings Help Audiences Understand Characters More Deeply

R-Ratings Help Audiences Understand Characters More Deeply

Christian Richardson, Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ever since superheroes made their way to the big screen, most of them have been restrained to being rated PG-13. But with movies like Blade, Watchmen, Deadpool and most recently Logan, some movies have moved up to an R rating. With the success of Deadpool in 2016, people have begun to see that givin...

DC and Marvel Work to Represent Diversity, Slowly But Surely

DC and Marvel Work to Represent Diversity, Slowly But Surely

Christian Richardson, Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ever since I started reading comics as a kid, I've always been amazed by characters like Batman and Spider-Man along with their incredible adventures. But as the years went by I began to notice the lack of diversity between superheroes. In general, heroes in DC comics are white with little to no div...

Good vs. Evil: The DC Story

Good vs. Evil: The DC Story

Christian Richardson, Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

While some see the Great Depression and World War II as some of the lowest points in American history, others see it as the Golden Age since it was the era when the first superhero comics were created. We were introduced to the iconic characters we know today such as Superman, Batman and Captain America. ...

Good vs Evil: The Star Wars Legacy

Good vs Evil: The Star Wars Legacy

Christian Richardson
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The original release of the first Star Wars movie in the original trilogy in 1977 introduced us to characters like Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, who have became a staple in the sci-fi genre. The Star Wars franchise may be well known for its characters, but it’s...

With Climate Change Deniers In Charge, Science Education is Crucial

With Climate Change Deniers In Charge, Science Education is Crucial

Misbah Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In a world of climate change deniers and anti-vaccine advocates, it should come as no surprise to learn that one in four Americans do not know that the Earth revolves around the sun. Unfortunately, we live in a society that undervalues science, and are part of a culture in which science is not synonym...

A Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

A Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Dear Future President Trump, As I watched current president Barack Obama give his farewell address on January 10, 2017 to the America I’ve lived in for my whole life, I’m scared. I’m scared for the environment, which is falling apart as we speak. I’m scared for the legislature to come. I’m sca...

Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
December 22, 2016
Filed under Features, In Depth, Opinion, Showcase

During a nearly two week visit to Busan, South Korea (the second largest city on the southern coast of South Korea), I was able to take part in many of the activities of native youth. The culture shock I encountered was not only just in the time difference (14 hours) and the food (I tried sundae, which is t...

Gwen Ifill Leaves Behind Legacy for Next Generation

Gwen Ifill Leaves Behind Legacy for Next Generation

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under News, Opinion

Gwen Ifill, an inspiring journalist filled with passion and spirit, made it her life’s work to share the truth with the world through journalism, even in a time filled with racially charged arguments and hatred. Her life was cut short at the pinnacle of her career, on Monday, November 14, 2016, afte...

Homework: How Much is Too Much?

Homework: How Much is Too Much?

Julia Bohse, Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As students, it often feels as if we are bombarded with homework. When one factors in extracurricular activities, jobs, a social life, family time, and sleep, it begins to seem as if there are not nearly enough hours in the day to accommodate our busy schedules. The current HCPSS homework policy recommends...

Yes You Can! Do Something About Climate Change

Yes You Can! Do Something About Climate Change

Anjali DasSarma
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The future of our planet is dim and clouded with smog. By the end of this century, many areas of Africa, South America and Asia will have a maximum of around 113 degrees Fahrenheit daily. 94 percent of Miami Beach and 88 percent of New Orleans will be flooded. With the increase in temperature comes the s...

Why I Support Bernie Sanders and Why You Should Too

Why I Support Bernie Sanders and Why You Should Too

Anjali DasSarma
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Everyone seems to be counting Bernie Sanders out of the 2016 presidential race, but I’m not, and neither should you. I support Bernie Sanders and it’s an easy choice for me, to stick with the one candidate who stands firmly in favor of the people, and consistently states the importance of the ...

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