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We must take mental illness more seriously to increase understanding

Nikitha Seri, Assistant Arts&Style Editor

June 9, 2017

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“I have OCD.” “I’m depressed.” “You’re so bipolar.” “KMS.” These phrases are often used freely and without regard to their context or origin. Many people joke about or inaccurately label behaviors and fee...

Blanket cheating consequences are unfair

Priya Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

June 9, 2017

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One picture, of one test, circulates among a whole class of students. Everyone has the answers, and everyone gets an exceptionally high grade without studying. Cheating incidences like this have become increasingly prevalent i...

Father’s Day from far away

Meriem Abou-Ghazaleh, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

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I remember being in my sixth grade art class, my eyes glued on the word “father” that rested on the paper in front of me titled “Father’s Day Gift Ideas.” While the rest of my classmates raced to the front of the room ...

College isn’t the best option for everyone

Andrew White Cleary, Copy Editor

June 9, 2017

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Allow me to introduce three people. Their names will be given later; for now they will simply be referred to as Person A, Person B and Person C. Person A did poorly in school and spent much of his time making personal cont...

Why you should care about health care

Salah-Dean Satouri, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

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Health care is a heavily disputed topic on Capitol Hill, and with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) hitting the floor of the House, conversation has ramped up throughout the country. The AHCA represents what many Republican...

Pride Month celebrates LGBT community

Diana Fontanilla, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

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When I think of the word “pride” in observation of LGBT Pride Month, celebrated this month, I am drawn back to October of this school year. I had decided I was done just sitting back and pretending to be a person I was not. I was...

Staff Ed: Respect the fourth estate

TPT Staff

March 3, 2017

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A civic responsibility in a democracy is to stay informed, and the press tells the public what is taking place in the world. The Trump administration has taken an unacceptable stand against the media, calling the press “th...

“Muslim Ban” causes outrage around the world

Meriem Abou-Ghazaleh, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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President Donald Trump passed an executive order on Jan. 27 that caused protests to erupt all over the country. Although the order, commonly referred to as the “Muslim Ban,” was ultimately blocked by federal courts, the Trump ad...

Well rounded applications pave way for college admissions

Hayden Dux, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017

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When the Common Application essay prompts roll out every winter, high school juniors, transfer students and other aspiring college scholars face the fruition of four intense years of resumé building. As an incoming freshman during ...

Personal column: “Get Out” and racism

Hallie O'Rourke, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2017

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The release of Jordan Peele’s debut horror film “Get Out” has sparked some controversy, and almost exclusively from the white demographic. Opponents to the film claim that it portrays white people as racist and that the p...

A red voice in a sea of blue

Brynn Feighery, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2017

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Students discuss ways to voice their opinions and take action in order to bring change to the community. During the ongoing stretch of this emotionally charged election and its aftermath, views from all over the political spectrum h...

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