Opinion

The Supreme Court: Is It Too Powerful?

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By Austin Mahle ‘19     William Howard Taft, former President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court once said “Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever”. A significant concept even in today’s political and legal climate, many people fail to acknowledge the leviathan power the Court ...

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Times are changing, we should too

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By Celeste Blair ‘19 The issue is not guns, the issue is times are changing and the second amendment is not. This fear to change our gun laws is fueling our gun violence and this violence has been pouring into our school hallways since the 90s. Is there an end ...

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Gun control discussion heating up

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By Brendan Kilgore ‘18 The gun control debate continues as a recent Florida school shooting sparks conversation between the left and right. Both groups present valid points; the left wing is outraged that a high school student can not legally drink a beer, yet can obtain and assemble a weapon ...

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Students rise up to protest gun violence in schools

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By Sam Margolis ’18 In the short duration of 2018, there have been 19 school shootings in America and it is unforgivable that minimal action is being taken by our leaders to combat the issue. It is no shock that President Trump has done nothing but tweet narcissistic nonsense in ...

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An Unbroken Levee

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By Zachary D. Mason ’19 On the afternoon of February 14th, 2018 a mass shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland County, Florida. Seventeen people were killed by former student, Nikolas Cruz. Cruz, opened fire on his peers with his legally purchased AR-15. It had been ...

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Staying Grounded: Students take life one cup at a time

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By: Students believe they should be able to rely on caffeine in school, even if they come off as ‘Procaffeinators.’ They don’t mean to put off tasks until diving into a warm or chilled cup of coffee.  Is our reliance with coffee helping or hurting us?   Caffeine in any ...

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Is there too much Free Speech on Social Media?

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Alexis Burns ‘19 Almost everyone these days uses some type of social media, where they can say whatever they like, whether it is the President of the United States, Donald Trump, saying he wants to go to war or the #metoo movement, where men and women share their stories of ...

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American prisons need to change

By Carly Spayd ’20 Instead of focusing on rectifying the problem, prison is focused on punishment. Yes- prison itself is where criminals go after being sentenced for their crimes, but should it be as bad as it is? After all, prisoners are human. The truth is, the prison system is ...

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America’s longest lasting problem, racism

By Sarah Taddei  ’20 “It’s 2017. Race shouldn’t matter,” answered every Ridley High School student when asked what they thought about the current racial issues in our country. Racism has been around since the 17th century and although it has decreased by a great amount, it has not gone away. ...

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The Dark Side of Us: Pink Floyd’s music still resonates

By: Aidan Maloney ’19 Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon is one of the highest selling albums of all time. In 1973 it was revolutionary, from the deep lyrics to the amazing music. The group consisted of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright. This release ...

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