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A year without social media: following a new path

A year without social media: following a new path

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

December 6, 2018


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This time last year, I was idly browsing Instagram and other social media platforms several times a day like many of my peers. Over winter break, I decided to rid myself of the burden of social media, hoping to attain a stronger sense of confidence, independence and relaxation. In celebration of this annivers...

Generation Z are the guinea pigs for the unknown side effects of juuling

Generation Z are the guinea pigs for the unknown side effects of juuling

Allie Mariotte, Photoagraphy Editor

December 4, 2018


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As a senior, it's easy to see students everywhere reaching for a form of e-cigarettes called a Juul. There are many other forms of e-cigarettes like epuffer magnum, joyetech and Suoin Drop. The Juul product has become the most popular form of vaping among high school and even middle school students in ...

The urgency to destigmatize mental illness

The urgency to destigmatize mental illness

Kendra Randle, Student Life Editor

November 29, 2018


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In our society, suicide rates continue to rise at an alarming rate, but we fear the discussion about mental health due to a lack of knowledge and judgement towards those who are mentally ill. Teenagers often have mental disorders that are often undetected leading to difficulty within their life. It's time th...

The way Native Americans are perceived is a big problem

The way Native Americans are perceived is a big problem

Emily Silver-Campbell, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of November? Thanksgiving, family, football? As a Native American, the first thing that comes to mind for me is Native American heritage month, a time to acknowledge the important contributions and celebrate true traditions and history of Nativ...

Is it time to ditch the gender binary?

Is it time to ditch the gender binary?

Abby Lee, Website Editor

November 26, 2018


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The gender binary, or the concept of there being only two genders, is a system that has defined and affected every one of us at one point or another. From the moment we are born, we are assigned as male or female, and that’s thought to be the end of the discussion. It’s generally accepted and considered by ...

To put a price on school involvement

To put a price on school involvement

Tatyiana Davis, Multimedia Editor

November 7, 2018


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How do students in poverty gain involvement in school? I processed this question during a recent club meeting. ‘Mandatory’, the words of the 2018-2019 club advisors kept circling my mind. In total Wakefield’s percentage of economically disadvantaged students is 25 percent The percentage...

Is Brett Kavanaugh fit to serve as a Supreme Court Justice?

Is Brett Kavanaugh fit to serve as a Supreme Court Justice?

Gabriella Kluch, Co-Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018


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Trigger Warning: Mentions of r*pe One of the biggest news stories in America revolves around the contentious nomination of Supreme Court candidate Judge Brett Kavanaugh. President Donald Trump announced Kavanaugh’s nomination in July and since then his name has become one that will go down in Amer...

Provoking the vote: Election Season

Provoking the vote: Election Season

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


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With the Trump Presidency facing two years, the midterm elections are quickly approaching. What are Midterm Elections? Midterm elections occur every four years, halfway through a president’s term. Officials in the House of Representatives (435 seats) are elected during this period, as they serve two-ye...

Is It Her Fault?

Is It Her Fault?

Gabriella Kluch, Guest Writer

May 31, 2018


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As a student in America, I’m no stranger to the ongoing eruption of school shootings. The most recent school shooting that hit breaking news was March 18, 2018, at Santa Fe High School, Texas, WashingtonPost.com and numerous other news websites reported. Another white man shot up another school. Thi...

LGBT+ education: including queer icons and culture

LGBT+ education: including queer icons and culture

Montia Daniels, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 22, 2018


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The public education system doesn’t inform us about the the queer leaders and revolutionaries in the past and in the present. During my sophomore year, I came out to my friends and family. My sexuality wasn’t initially accepted by my family, and I felt isolated and alone. I wish I would have know...

The Highest Loyalty

Adeola Owokoniran, News Editor

May 18, 2018


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On April 19, 2018; former FBI Director James Comey released his book a “ Higher Loyalty”. The book details how Comey felt when he got fired as FBI director last May, his relationship with President Donald Trump, and the memos that detailed those very interactions. Comey opened up his memos to th...

Guns over people or people over guns?

Guns over people or people over guns?

Isabela Mercer, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


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The shooting at Waffle House in Tennessee marks the 67th mass shooting so far this year in the United States. Still, there has been no change in gun regulations and this issue remains only as a discussion. How many shootings and how many lives lost will it take for people to be finally put first over guns?

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