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Why online friendships aren’t so bad

Why online friendships aren't so bad
November 18, 2020

   When people think of the internet, they most often think of fun-filled websites, social media, and most importantly, danger. This danger often comes in the form of other people, just like our parents...

Unpopular opinion: ditch the turkey

Grocery stores have huge turkeys on sale in preparation for Thanksgiving.
November 18, 2020

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, we all gather with family to celebrate the blessings of the past year. We enjoy the company of our family, talk to the cousins we haven’t seen in months,...

Is kindness or honesty more important?

Is kindness or honesty more important?
November 11, 2020

Both kindness and honesty are idealistic traits. Most people consider themselves as possessing either one or both.  The question is: is one a more significant trait than the other?  I’ve heard this...

The Earth needs our help: here’s what you can do

The Earth needs our help: here's what you can do
November 4, 2020

The earth’s environment is one of our most precious resources. From the Amazon rainforest in South America, which is the largest rainforest in the world and home to over 400 Indigenous tribes, to the...

Global warming: let’s talk about it

Graphic by Grace O'Neil
October 28, 2020

Global warming is being talked about all over the world with great emphasis on how we need to take charge—reduce, reuse, recycle. The issue of global warming raises a lot of questions. In my opinion,...

Teens shouldn’t stress about finding love

Teens shouldn't stress about finding love
October 7, 2020

Since our childhood, we have all felt a certain pressure of finding the perfect person for us.  It began with the Disney princess movies that our parents put on for us, the ones full of romance and happy...

The violence crisis against Native American women

A Native American woman with the symbolic MMIW hand print
September 30, 2020

TW: violence, sexual assault    In the United States, Canada, Australia and beyond, there is an epidemic of Native and Indigenous women going missing or being murdered. Yet, hardly anybody acknowledges...

Our country wouldn’t survive another World War

Our country wouldn't survive another World War
September 16, 2020

In history class one day, Mr. Tonsoni posed a very valid question: Given America’s response to wearing masks, would we be able to ration if another world war were to occur? Rationing refers to the government...

Why Thom Brennaman’s slur was unacceptable

Click on the image above for a better view of a chart depicting the legal status of same-sex sexual activity across the globe.
September 1, 2020

TW: suicide, homelessness, violence    Thom Brennaman, 26-year veteran announcer for the Cincinnati Reds and Fox Sports, was suspended on Wednesday, Aug. 19, when he used a homophobic slur during...

Spend some quarantine time outdoors

Spend some quarantine time outdoors
April 15, 2020

In this time in our lives, we are encouraged to stay inside and social distance to protect ourselves and others from germs and from Covid-19. Most people have thus horded the toilet paper and prepared...

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