Category: Opinion

Walmart shoppers attempting to get a good deal get caught in a mob

The truth behind Black Friday

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and there’s only one thing on the minds of sleepy-eyed shoppers. Black Friday; the one day of the year where people go crazy to get the best gift fot the best price. People should be spending time with their families on Thanksgiving but instead they tend to be more focused on how to be at […]

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One of the many joys found on the open road.

You don’t need an auto to be mobile.

The first question people ask me is how old I am. Then they ask whether I’ve got my license. When I say I haven’t got it yet, just about 99 percent of them are shocked and appalled at my reason: I don’t really care about driving. Driver’s licenses seem to be all anyone can talk about sophomore year. As soon […]

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An apology to authors

An apology to authors

By Sylvie Corwin As a tenth grader at Nathan Hale I have recently been reading “The Lord of the Flies.” And almost everyday I have come home and complained about the book to my parents. Or at least complained about it to myself. I mean, really? Why on Earth is a plane full of British boarding-school boys flying over the […]

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The glu[ten] that holds my heart together

The glu[ten] that holds my heart together

by Lillian Rupert My adoring family refers to me as “Bread Hoe”. I love bread. I have been known to eat most of a loaf if it’s in front of me. In French class, my name is Du Pain, literally meaning Some Bread. At the camp where I work, my name is Loaf (sadly, some ignorant campers thought I enjoyed […]

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It might be time to release your inner nerd

It might be time to release your inner nerd

by Chris Kindell This is a kudos to all nerds out there. Not only did you make it into the spotlight, you made a damn good journey. What do Curtis Armstrong, Kevin Smith, and Neil deGrasse Tyson all have in common? They’re all huge nerds. They all have a passion for one facet of our world and have chosen to […]

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Cheer: take 2

Cheer: take 2

by Stella Ramos and Sydney Hing If you’ve been online, watched the news, or listened to Beyonce recently, you’ve probably heard about feminism. Feminism was once, and is still often thought of as a dirty word. More and more people however, are jumping on the gender equality bus, and I think it’s time we look at exactly what’s wrong and […]

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Ebola isn’t a laughing matter

Ebola isn’t a laughing matter

by McKenzie Boyle It’s a rare occasion these days that I don’t hear the word “ebola” screamed down the hallway or muttered in class when someone coughs. It’s the season’s go to joke. There’s some liquid on your table when you come into class. Ebola. Your friend gives you a hug as they whisper “Ebola” into your ear. “Hey you […]

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College admissions process is broken

College admissions process is broken

by Zoe Gluck My college essay is a lie. In it, I tell the story of my first morning on the East Coast this past summer. It was the loneliest I’ve ever been. However, according to my essay I realized I am never truly alone and become a better person from having experienced it. Because that is what colleges want […]

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Italian opinion about Marysville shooting

Italian opinion about Marysville shooting

by Ludovico Galli When I was leaving for America, a lot of friends told me that I had made a bad decision. I especially remember one of them telling me, “Why are you going to the gun-crazy America, do you want to be killed by an insane gun-shooter inside your school?!” I can’t pretend that my parents weren’t a little […]

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Why Does A Have to be a Grade?

Why Does A Have to be a Grade?

by Thao Pham My best friend asked me a question that made me think a lot in these days: “Why do we have to get an A grade while we don’t use them for anything?”. At first, I absolutely agreed with her because when we try to get a job in the future, the employers just see your degree in […]

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