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DACA and the Dreamers

September 4, 2018

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was an executive order signed into law by President Barack Obama. DACA protected children of undocumented immigrants from being deported as long as certain criteria were met like one has to be under 16 when one came to the US, have a high school diploma or GED and have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. DACA remained in place until President...

PUBG vs. Fortnite

September 4, 2018

The battle royale video game genre has become incredibly popular in the past year. This type of game involves 90-100 people dropped into an area where they are meant to gather supplies and survive. The last man standing is the winner. Currently, there are two battle royale games that dominate the genre and have become a matter of debate among players: Fortnite and PUBG. Fortnite is a cartoonish, playful...

Five Quick Breakfasts To Change Your Life

August 24, 2018

  For the Hungry: A Big Ole’ Bowl of Oatmeal Great for test days, oatmeal fills you up without making you crash later. Just a half cup of old-fashioned rolled oats, a cup of water, a dash of salt and you have a wonderful, wholesome meal. Bonus Points If You: Add cinnamon, bananas, and honey for a bit of flavor.   For the Rushed: A Variety of Toasts From peanut butter...

Editorial: Support free student journalism

May 17, 2018

The National Scholastic Press Association implores high school journalists to follow a seven-principle Code of Ethics: be responsible, be fair, be honest, be accurate, be independent, be accountable, and minimize harm. For many high school journalists, these principles are not just suggestions, but mandates which they dedicate their journalism careers to upholding. Yet, despite the best efforts...

Beyond the birds and bees

May 17, 2018

We can all agree that education is a basic human right, so why are so many youth in America being deprived of it? Many adolescents do not have access to sexual health education with fewer than half of high schools and only a fifth of middle schools teaching the topics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Making the issue worse, the government’s proposed...

It’s a matter of entertainment

May 17, 2018

Where are we dropping, boys?” This is the question that millions of gamers all around the world have been asking each other the past six months. Even if you’ve been living in a cave for the last year, you’ve still probably heard of Fortnite. Fortnite has exploded all over the world, with European Futbol players celebrating with Fortnite-themed dances after scoring goals, UMBC basketball players...

Editorial: We must join the conversation

April 10, 2018

Most people remember the three words they learned as children when taught how to react to a fire: stop, drop roll. Nearly as many know where to go when a tornado siren blares in their city: a hallway, bathroom or stairwell. When an earthquake alarm goes off, millions of students dive under desks and cover their necks. Although all of these disasters are unpreventable, can the same be said for other...

Editorial: We deserve the “Right to be Forgotten”

February 12, 2018

THAT woman. You know the one we’re talking about – the woman with whom Bill Clinton claimed he did not have an affair. You probably know her name, we definitely do. It’s a frequent answer to trivia questions, sometimes being shouted before the question “With whom did President Bill Clinton have an affair?” even finishes. We may even know it better than the name of the 25th president. You...

Hidden hate

February 6, 2018

The image of uniformed men chanting racist slogans and carrying torches is not new to the minds of most Americans. We see this a lot in our history classes when we watch films of Nazi or KKK parades. But that was in old black and white stock footage from decades before our parents were even born. Yet just this summer an eerily similar scene unfolded in the quiet college town of Charlottesville, Va....

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