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To pledge or not to pledge

To pledge or not to pledge

Jacob Belgrad and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
March 22
Filed under Opinion

Greek life is a large part of the social scene at many colleges. Fraternities and sororities get together weekly to do different things together such as intramural sports, social events, and service projects. Greek life isn’t for everyone, though, as many people choose to take a different social rou...

Vault 7: Big Brother could be watching you

Vault 7: Big Brother could be watching you

Hannah Anderson and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
March 16
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Tuesday, March 7, WikiLeaks unveiled a new set of leaks pertaining to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) routine practices and extensive capabilities, labeling them collectively as “Vault 7.” These leaks, given by a concerned, anonymous former government contractor, revealed that the C...

It’s time for a digital detox

It’s time for a digital detox

Jacob Belgrad, Opinion Writer
March 16
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

There’s no denying the positives of smart phones. They aid us greatly when it comes to communication, knowledge, data, and even leisure. In fact, it would be hard for me to live without one and I know many of my peers would feel the same. But there is a huge cost to them, one that every single one...

Academic dishonesty is normal

Academic dishonesty is normal

Zach Wols, A&E Editor
March 16
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

If you have ever been ill-prepared for a test in high school (and god knows we all have) you have experienced the temptation of academic dishonesty, and more than likely, at least once, you have given into this temptation. And with the severity of the penalties attributed to even the slightest forms...

Prama is real

Prama is real

Emily Tomkinson, Sanya Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
March 13
Filed under Opinion

As an underclassmen you always hear the term being tossed around, but you don’t know the true meaning of prama until you hear that table assignments are due in two weeks and you haven’t even considered groups yet. “Prama”: Drama, usually pointless, created by prom. From dates, to outfits, ...

Family dinners are more important than we think

Family dinners are more important than we think

Jacob Belgrad, Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief, and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
March 6
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

I have little brothers who are both five and because of our age difference it’s hard to spend time together. With school, homework, and practice there's little free time on weekdays, and when I do have free time on weekends I prefer to spend it with my friends. So, I’m left with little time for my br...

The struggle of finding a college roommate

The struggle of finding a college roommate

Becca Derezinski, Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
February 28
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

College acceptance letters are being sent out to a countless amount of future students. Most students will breathe a sigh of relief knowing they will have somewhere to call home next year, but then the next wave of panic comes. “Who will I live with next year?” Will the future stude...

We should change how we teach math

We should change how we teach math

Jacob Belgrad, Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
February 23
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

We just finished learning how to graph "slope fields" in calculus, a graph of a function's slope at each point on a graph. It's a bizarre thing to learn not only because the graph looks like a bunch of random lines in different directions, (see picture) but because it's hard to find any purpose to slo...

Down with DeVos

Down with DeVos

Hannah Anderson, Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief, and Libby McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief
February 15
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, philanthropist and politician Betsy DeVos was unfortunately confirmed by the Senate as the new United States Secretary of Education with a 51-to-50 vote. DeVos is not qualified to be assuming such a distinct position. As a student of the U.S. public education system, I'm incredib...

Why high school sports are too intense

Why high school sports are too intense

Jacob Belgrad and Riley Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
February 8
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The intensity of high school sports is obvious. Student athletes practice before school with some practices beginning as early as 5 a.m.  They practice after school, too, with practice for hours on end. Those hours are spent doing arduous and demanding training. This makes sense, though, because in...

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