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United airlines going against their name

Christina Rascoe, Student Life Editor

May 22, 2017

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United Airlines was thrown into the national spotlight, but didn’t receive a positive public response after security forcibly removed David Dao, who was also a passenger on United flight 3411.

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White House Press room: what is the truth?

Sophie Pearl, Opinions Editor

May 19, 2017

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As the Trump administration and average Americans across the country work past the problems of the first 100 days, it is important to remember the faults of the people at the core of them.

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Let Girls Learn… literally

Katelyn Sajewicz, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2017

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‘Let Girls Learn’ is essential to the functioning of many developing countries. Even though the program is safe for now, it needs to remain that way in order to stimulate women’s development throughout the world -- advancing women's lives. If the Trump administration eventually ends the program, it would prove their blatant disrespect and disregard towards the importance of educating women and pushing towards women’s equality.

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Senioritis may not be your fault: it could be a part of our biology

Emily Callahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2017

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It is the end of May and senioritis is in full swing, plaguing a vast majority of high school seniors.  With college acceptance letters and the revival of warm weather, it seems nearly impossible for one to lack senioritis.  S...

Does prom always live up to its electrifying expectations?

Emma Taurence, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

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Prom season has sprung along with the excitement of promposals and the rush to get the best dress and the perfect hair and makeup. Prom would not be complete without the stress of planning the perfect night, and of course the anticipation of everything playing out just right.

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Zero tolerance policies hurt not help

Chase Cofield, Photography Editor

April 5, 2017

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On  Thursday, March 2, at Wake Forest High School, racial slurs and epithets from an unnamed student were being yelled at 15-year-old sophomore Micah Speed; a horrifying situation that is every black student’s nightmare. In...

Empowering the world through female role models

Katelyn Sajewicz, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2017

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Female role models are essential to the self confidence of young girls and inspire many women to push themselves to set higher goals. Women are essential to all aspects of life and influential women prove this by inspiring others to follow them.

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Animal testing: who needs it?

Isabella Petruccione, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 31, 2017

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As a society we have ditched many medieval methods of cruelty, but there is one practice we seem to hold on to unfailingly: testing products on animals. The practice of research on live animals has been used dating all the wa...

Trump and the legacy of the Republican Party

Paige Schepperley, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

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Donald Trump’s ascent into the presidency was one of controversy and rather strong opposition. Racist, sexist, white supremacist and unfit for president are all slander that has been used to label him as an individual. Trump, whil...

Sounds like a good idea

Brendan Fusik, Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

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The administration at Wakefield High School has begun cracking down on students using their headphones during class and it has not gone over well with students. Students commonly used headphones while doing busy work or while...

President Trump gives VOICE to the wrong crowd

Isabelle Kozubowski, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

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The creation of VOICE and the impending conversation about the creation of a border wall between the United States and Mexico are only fueling the fire for many Trump supporters across the nation. Now more than ever it is important to stand up for the American belief of inclusion of all people, from all nations.

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Should a felony conviction decide voting rights?

Emma Taurence, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

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With the 2016 election now over, many people are now wondering what would have happened if the 6.1 million incarcerated people could have voted. Would the results have been drastically changed if some of those felons had the ability to vote, or would nothing be different? Is it really necessary to prohibit those in prison or those with a felony on their record from voting in elections?

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