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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 way back to 500 B.C. Scientists use these animals to develop medical treatments, ...

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, while potentially having good ideas and approaches on issues, comes off as ...

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 waiting for fellow students to finish their tests but that is no longer an...

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.

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?

Immigrants embrace first amendment rights

Christina Rascoe, Student Life Editor

March 8, 2017


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Protests like these let us know that there is still hope for our country. They show that citizens cannot be silenced and that they will continue to voice their opinions to the government. They show that most aren't going to allow their fear against Muslims and “immigrants taking our jobs” overpower their morals.

Fake news or facts?

Sophie Pearl, Co-Opinions Editor

March 7, 2017


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The comments that President Trump has made in press briefings, as well as comments made by his Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, have been heavily investigated by the media.

Media’s misrepresentation of different races in society

Isabella Petruccione, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 22, 2017


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So often we see terrible acts of violence committed by people of all ages, races, and genders. Why is it that these crimes of the same exact nature are labeled so differently, doing a vast injustice to the perpetrator and the victims? A white man bombing a church would leave him labeled, ‘mentally-...

Denying eSports

Jacob Franks, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


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No doubt, eSports have the viewership of a sport, but despite the name many people deny eSports of the title “sport.”

Journalists face disrespect in the era of Trump

Katelyn Sajewicz, Editorials Editor

February 17, 2017


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Journalists obtain the largest amount of power in the world; they obtain the power of words and the power to influence the way people see the world. They are able to harness their power to shape the views and beliefs of all people on this planet, in different languages and across countries, journalists are able to report the stories that need to be told and inform the public on what they believe to be important.

A Man’s Valentine

Brendan Fusik, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017


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Valentine’s Day is most known for its theme centered on love and the warm fuzzy feeling of hearts and cupids. The pink and red streamers and outfits spread like wildfire for one day before being forgotten again for an entire year. Single people exchange notes and candy in an attempt to find love on...

The limitless benefits of increased airport safety

Isabella Petruccione, A & E Editor

January 30, 2017


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Since 9/11, great strides have been taken towards assuring the complete safety of airplanes. After the horrific incident, reforms in the aviation industry focused mainly on protecting the airplanes from bombs and hijackers, neglecting to address the protection of airport’s public areas. While this focus ...

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