Opinion

Keep the pride

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By Lauren Stabulis ’18 How would you like to be told that you couldn’t marry your partner?  How would you like to be told that it’s wrong and you should like a certain gender based on your own? People all over the world suffer from hatred from others because of who ...

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One degree does make a difference

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By Sam Gilpin ’17 “It’s cold today, global warming must not be real.” Many of us have heard this foolish argument before. However, despite such ridiculous allegations, numerous scientists agree that global warming is real, and humans are causing it. By definition, global warming is the slow heating of Earth’s ...

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The alarming rate of dying bees is a concern for all

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By Avarose Serrano ’18 Are seasonal activities like pumpkin carving,  apple picking, or even sledding on a cold winter day enjoyable to you? These things are all possible thanks to bees and their pollination. From April 2015 to April 2016, the United States lost 44% of bee colonies kept by ...

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Puerto Rico should push for statehood

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By Dave Hill ’17 On June 11, 2017, the citizens of the Island of Enchantment will go to the polls to vote on their future. Three options are on the table, and it can affect the course of American history. The people of Puerto Rico, whose political party alliances are ...

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Common ground for body mods and work?

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By Lauren Stabulis ’18 People all over the world are covered in tattoos and piercings, but did their body modifications affect their chances of getting a job? Yes, certain industries allow tattoos and piercings to a an extent. But when it gets to be too much, they don’t take a ...

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Bees: can we live without them?

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By Julianna Munuz ’20 Some people see them as pests, some see them as important. No matter your opinion, bees pollinate 80% of the world’s plants, but they’re on the brink of extinction. In 2014, honeybees began to die off at an alarming rate, and the population has continuously decreased ...

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A worthy fight, minimum wage in the United States

(photo courtesy of google.com) by AALIYAH DUNCAN ’19 “Proponents of a higher minimum wage state that the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is too low for anyone to live on; that a higher minimum wage will help create jobs and grow the economy; that the declining value ...

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Time to pay college athletes

By Zane Johnson ’18 Imagine working almost year-round, helping different companies and associations make millions of dollars off your name, image, and likeness, and not seeing a penny from the profit they make. According to the NCAA college football brought in a record high 3.4 billion dollars in 2013. while ...

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Climate Change is Our Problem

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By Lae’ Janette Morrell ’17 There are sea levels rising in the Arctic Sea, droughts in California since 2015, and species facing potential extinction. Is global warming threatening our future? Nearly 150 years ago an Irish physicist, John Tyndall, discovered carbon dioxide. He helped scientists today realize how important this ...

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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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