Opinion

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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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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