Opinion

Organ Donation remains a need

By Lae’Janette Morrell ’17 According to the U.S. Department of Health and Services, each day 22 people die waiting for a transplant and every 10 minutes another person is added to the organ waiting list. Today more than 81% of people are in need of kidneys. Kidney disease is the ...

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Does school start too early?

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By Nico Ardiles ’18 Let’s be honest fellow students, and agree to some extent, that the hardest part of the school day is actually is getting off the bed. Many teenagers in our school always complain that they are tired all day in school, and that it starts too early. However, numerous ...

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Dress Code: Our Friend or Our Foe

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by AALIYAH DUNCAN ’19 The Ridley High School student body filed into the gymnasium ten minutes after the bell for second block had rung. The teens filled the bleachers, preparing to discuss the controversial dress code policy with the school administrators. Mrs. McGinley, the dean of students at Ridley High ...

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Are driverless cars our future?

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By Nico Ardiles ’18 We don’t have those flying cars from The Jetsons right now, but we do have cars that can drive by themselves. This new technology will inevitably make the world of transportation change forever. The world is beginning to experience a game changer in human history. Scientific ...

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The other presidential options

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By Dave Hill ’17 In the 2016 presidential election, in which the Democratic and Republican parties chose the most unliked and untrusted candidates in our nation’s history, many people may be looking for other options. In Pennsylvania, voters will actually see five options on their ballot when they cast their ...

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Your vote is your future

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By Noah Finsterbusch ’17 Lying among the drama, vulgarity, and innuendoes of this year’s election is a pivotal decision for American voters, and for many young adults it is the first time they are making this decision. On one side of the isle stands the charismatic self-declared underdog Donald Trump ...

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Poverty may not be choice

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by Amanda Eacher ‘16 Why would anyone choose to be poor? Who needs a fulfilling life when the government will voluntarily pay someone a few hundred dollars a month for nothing? The middle class is disappearing, many of them ending up in poverty, and yet nothing has been done to ...

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Philly’s last professional championship a blur

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By Jason Hannigan, ’16 Born and raised a Philadelphia sports fan can be both a blessing and an incredible burden. The traditional Philly fan possesses a vast wealth of knowledge and a passion for their teams that is unrivaled in other major pro sports cities. This passion is often mistaken ...

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Finally. A team Philadelphia can stand for.

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By Jason Hannigan, ’16 The Philadelphia Union are in second place. Go ahead, take a minute. Let that sink in. As crazy as it may sound, it’s as real as it gets folks. The bottom line: The Union are a good soccer team this season. A damn good one. And ...

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The chronic debate over guns in America

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Rachel Ward ’16 With headlines of school shootings and gun related violence filling TV news on any given night, the gun law issue has been a controversial argument that just keeps getting louder. However, with recent events, it only seems logical that the second amendment should be judged more critically. ...

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