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Does Trump care about the lower class?

Does Trump care about the lower class?

Abby Lee, Website Editor

February 7, 2019

America has long been heralded as the land of the free, and the land of opportunity. That’s what we’ve been told our whole lives. However, we grow up, and along the way, we learn that this isn’t necessarily the truth. As a queer kid, I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about how oppr...

Important Takeaways from A Star is Born

Important Takeaways from A Star is Born

Kendra Randle, Student Life Editor

January 7, 2019

*Warning: This article contains spoilers Mental illness is real. Substance abuse is serious. The main character in the movie, Jackson, was seriously affected by alcoholism and prescription drug abuse. His addiction stemmed from his unresolved childhood trauma. Addiction is unfortunately commo...

Classroom size: is study hall a solution to improve student performance?

Classroom size: is study hall a solution to improve student performance?

Tatyiana Davis, Multimedia Editor

January 4, 2019

The pain slithered from my open palm down my outstretched arm, aching along the length. A sigh poured from my mouth as my question continued to go unanswered. My teacher zoomed from student to student, trying to assist with mathematics. As I tried to gain some help, the dismissal bell mocked my efforts....

Becoming: one of America’s most influential women in history

Becoming: one of America’s most influential women in history

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

December 19, 2018

When the name “Michelle Obama” is spoken, words like class, brains, beauty, and elegance come to mind. As one of the most hated and honored First Ladies to journey alongside her husband, Michelle Obama has presented herself to the world in a mere transparent manner that no other First Lady of the ...

Menstruation is nothing to be ashamed of, but the pink tax is

Gabriella Kluch, Co-Opinions Editor

December 12, 2018

I have seen it everywhere since middle school. Girls whispering to others, asking if they had a pad to borrow, or quickly shoving a tampon into their pocket before asking to leave the classroom. As I have grown older, I have begun to question why people who menstruate feel ashamed when it comes to t...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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