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Omnibus: A Band-Aid

Omnibus: A Band-Aid

Jeffrey Clouser, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

Omnibus. One word that no one knows the meaning of nor really asks about. More importantly, what is the meaning of this word, and how does it affect you? An Omnibus or Omnibus Bill, is a piece of legislature that is filled with smaller appropriation bills that authorize the use of, in this case fe...

Don’t allow insecurity to weigh you down

Don’t allow insecurity to weigh you down

Megan Walker, Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Perspectives, Uncategorized

Do you ever feel inferior to others? Does it seem as if others are “better” looking? About 90% of teenagers face insecurity due to the shape of their figure. Others were sick of certain people constantly putting themselves down, this was when the phrase “body positivity” was brought about...

Microaggressions belittle and discriminate

Microaggressions belittle and discriminate

Yanelle Nieves, Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Perspectives

What exactly is microaggression? According to Psychology Today, microaggressions are “the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons, based solely upon thei...

DACA recipients deserve more time

DACA recipients deserve more time

Jeni Leonardo, Reporter

March 14, 2018


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Deferred Action of Childhood Arrival, or DACA for short. It’s a program that was introduce back in 2012 when Obama was president. It allows people who were brought into the United States as children to live temporarily and be protected from deportation. The program does not provide a pathway to ...

We all come to school to learn

We all come to school to learn

Tara Giandomenico, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

We all come to school to learn. We all come to school to make friends. We all come to school to start a future. We DO NOT come to school to feel fear. We DO NOT come to school to doubt our friends and fellow students. We DO NOT wish to come to school knowing that there is a gun in the classroom for b...

Lavar Ball: Love him or Hate him?

Lavar Ball: Love him or Hate him?

Patrick Costa and GianCarlo Palmieri

February 2, 2018


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Lavar Ball is a famous parent of 3 high quality basketball players. His oldest son is Lonzo Ball and plays for the LA Lakers. His other two kids play overseas in Lithuania. Mr. Ball is known for always talking and bragging about his kids. He is always ranting about how good his sons are and ho...

Superheroes Exist

Superheroes Exist

Alexis Rubin

January 23, 2018


Filed under Perspectives, Uncategorized

What do Superman, Batman, and Spiderman all have in common besides their names ending in man? You guessed it; they are all superheroes. Superman and Batman have their capes to get them to where they need to be, but Spiderman gets around town by using his web slinging wrists. There is only one problem about...

Logan Paul scandal brings light to Japanese forest of death

Logan Paul scandal brings light to Japanese forest of death

Jeni Leonardo and Megan Walker

January 19, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

Such a small island yet behind it lies a deep dark forest, where over hundreds of people per year have been found dead because they have decided they take their own life. Where is this place? Located in north of Japan close to Mt. Fuji is Aokigahara or as it well known all over the world the infamous...

Transphobia needs to stop

Transphobia needs to stop

December 14, 2017


Filed under Perspectives, Uncategorized

To be transphobic is to have an intense dislike of or prejudice against transsexual or transgender people. In a 2016 study, it was found that 1.4 million adults identified themselves as transgender or transsexual. People often mistaken these two terms, although there is one major difference. The diffe...

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