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Is the opioid crisis a mental health issue?

Is the opioid crisis a mental health issue?

Montia Daniels, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 28, 2018

The opioid crisis came about as a result of the campaign in the late 1990’s to treat pain. Opioids became the go-to drug for many doctors to prescribe when they were treating pain.  As a result, many patients became addicted to prescription drugs, which are gateway drugs for heroin. According to ...

SpaceX revolutionizes the idea of space travel

Evan House, Multimedia Editor

March 27, 2018

Children and adults alike often have a sort of fascination with space. Children look up to astronauts in the same way that they admire superheroes, but unfortunately, the general population’s interest in space has been less passionate lately. According to the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, NASA...

Trump’s own way of “pure-blooding” the country

Trump’s own way of “pure-blooding” the country

Isabela Mercer, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Trump now aspires to truly enforce the immigration proposals which were a main part of his campaign and to limit the privilege of being an American, only to those who, by his point of view, 'deserve' it.

Slowing impaling society with the importance of the SAT and ACT

Paige Schepperley, Creative Director

March 15, 2018

The SAT and ACT have long been an important part of telling how intelligent a person is. After all, if you aren’t a good test taker how else will you be able to thrive in the real world?  There is a great deal of pressure placed on these test; colleges use them as a way to create an even playing field...

We the (young) people

We the (young) people

Isabella Petruccione, Co-Editor in Chief

March 8, 2018

It is no secret that, as a society, we are in a time of great change. From a tumultuous election to a chaotic first year of presidency, America has been on a rollercoaster of ever-changing political and social climates. Things like Executive Order 13769 (coined the ‘Muslim Ban’ or ‘Travel Ban’), in...

For the students, by the students

Katelyn Sajewicz, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2018

It is time for change, and we as students, as American citizens, and as people who deserve a government that respects our demands, since we are the ones who gave them that power, need to take to the voting booths, take to the streets in protest, and demand immediate change.  

Why do we need Black History Month?

Montia Daniels, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2018

Black History Month was started by a group of Kent State students in 1970 to highlight the achievements of African Americans who are often minimized. I remember being amazed at the inventions of Frederick Douglass and the wealth of Madam CJ Walker in elementary school, even though I had never met a b...

Minority voices deserve space

Anaum Salman, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

Recently, L’Oreal, for the first time ever, hired a hijabi model for its new haircare campaign. Amena Khan, British Youtube-vlogger, model and co-founder of Ardere Cosmetics became the first scarf-wearing woman to be a model for a hair advertisement campaign. The title didn’t last long though, as j...

Time’s Up for sexual abuse

Katelyn Sajewicz, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2018

Movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up are necessary in modern society, throughout America and internationally.Too many women have been silenced, encouraged not to speak against their abusers, and shamed for what happened to them.

Sexual predation encroaches USA gymnastics

Kiara Mallory, Sport's Editor

February 15, 2018

After sexually assaulting over 150 gymnasts and being charged with child pornography, Larry Nassar will spend the rest of his life in prison. Nassar was not just any doctor, but the doctor for the U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Team. The standards for Olympic athletes are much higher, therefore they have man...

It’s More Than Money: Netflix Furthers the Gender Pay Gap

It’s More Than Money: Netflix Furthers the Gender Pay Gap

Maxwell Bryn, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2018

Money: who deserves it, and who gets it? The gender pay gap has been a recurring topic of concern in American society, reinforcing the unfair bias in the United States economy. Now, the gender pay gap issue has manifested itself in the ubiquitous streaming giant Netflix. According to Time Magazine,...

No, President, You “Step Up!”

No, President, You “Step Up!”

Anthony Howard, Social Media Editor

February 14, 2018

The value of women in the music industry is considerable, but often times degraded by the hands of authoritative and senseless male counterparts, whose prestige influences the business significantly. The naive words of men could animate an evolution in gender equality, as exemplified by Recording Aca...

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