October 21, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mock Trial: Murder Trials, New Captains, and Autonomous Vehicle Accidents -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS Starts the Year Cellphone Free -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS’ Boomwhacker Club -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Questioning the Ethics of Unconventional Childbearing -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Don’t Blame Video Games -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Why Disney Won’t Stop Remaking Movies -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Versatility of Virtual Reality -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pondering Yondr -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mr. Shea: The Meme King -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

#AHistoryofBadBoycotts -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Increased Regulation is Necessary for Homeschooling -

Thursday, August 29, 2019

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Americans Must Make a Choice: Gun Ownership or Citizen Safety?

  There are 317 million people in the United States. There are 357 million guns in the United States. That means that, per 100 Americans, there are about 113 guns, according to the Washington Post. There are more guns than humans in this country. That is insane. We have the most guns per capita than any other country; Serbia is runner up with about 70 guns per 100 people, much less than the US. According to the New York Times, in 2015 there were more days with mass shootings than not (209 out of 336 days). Out of all developed…

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Can Music Change A Film?

                In celebration of the incredibly successful Star Wars VII, an interesting question must be asked. How successful would the Star Wars franchise be if its famous and nostalgic soundtrack was completely different? Does the success of a movie lie within its music?           Filmmakers apply appropriate music to a scene to help emphasize the tone of the world the movie takes place in. A great example of this is the iconic shower scene from the classic horror film Psycho. Why is that particular scene so famous? The uneasy…

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Your College Doesn’t Define Your Intelligence

College application season is upon us and, like every year, it’s dragging sleep-deprived, stressed, flustered seniors into their futures, even if they aren’t ready to face them yet. The value placed on an impressive college experience is one of the many factors that create incredible stress for students applying to college. “I’ve noticed others getting really stressed out about apps,” said Laurel Shuster, a SMHS senior applying to colleges. “There’s also a weird competitive feel, and I really hope that as letters start coming in, it doesn’t come between my friends,” she said. Laurel understands that you can be happy…

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Do You Know What Terrorism Actually Is?

Terrorism infuses fear in our society and minds, but do we really know what it is and where it came from? You have probably heard of ISIS and the attack on Paris on November 13, but do you know about the roots of ISIS? Terrorism has occurred throughout the world throughout history, but for my purpose I am going to focus on the Middle East in modern times. It begins with the two Islamic religions, the Sunni and the Shia, having two opposing views. The Sunni is the majority with 80 percent of the Muslim population in the world and…

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Ben Carson- Unfit For President

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Second place presidential Republican candidate, Ben Carson is being denounced for having extremely controversial opinions and stories. Carson said that for black people in America, the two biggest causes of death are homicide, which he described as ‘at the hands of other black males,” and “black babies that are being aborted.” He went on to say that the Black Lives Matter movement is missing the point. “We [black people] need to be looking at ‘How do we save those [black] lives?’” Carson said, implying that black America is the group responsible for the high death rate of blacks. He not…

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Is Christmas taking over?

Even though we live in a multicultural country, we see Christmas everywhere we look. Christmas lights surround houses, Christmas cookies and cinnamon smells come from kitchens. Some people have already started Christmas shopping before December first. And some stores have stocked up on Christmas ornaments. But haven’t we forgotten something? What about Thanksgiving Day, a day to give thanks for what you have and are grateful for? Stores have already thrown out Halloween decorations and candies and brought in Christmas things. But what happened to all of the Thanksgiving decorations? In the month of November, when you walk into a…

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Ahmed’s “Bomb” Clock

          Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest for bringing a homemade clock to school caused the nation to erupt into controversy.           Ahmed was viewed as the “Inventor Kid.” Staff members in his high school considered the 14-year-old’s engineering skills impressive.  On September 14, Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, encouraged him to display his technological abilities through a homemade clock. Ahmed “wanted to impress all of his teachers,” but when Ahmed presented his clock, his engineering teacher advised him to keep the clock inside of his backpack for the rest of the school day. Why?…

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White = Middle Eastern??

The PSAT is racist. Want to know why? Well, you know when you have to fill in all those mind numbing bubbles for your name, address, email, and all that stuff? And then you have to fill in the bubble about your race? Yeah, that’s where it get’s racist. There are all the options that you can fill in, and then, at the bottom, it reads, “White (include Middle Eastern countries)”. Race has always been a fragile subject, and now, the College Board (who administers the PSAT), has taken it too far. As someone who identifies as Middle Eastern, the…

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The Color of Your Skin Affects Your Everyday Life

  There are seven billion people in the world with one thing in common. We all live on the same planet. But what is it that discerns our lives the most? People are divided by gender, class, religion, sexuality, age, disabilities.  But race contrasts our lives so acutely, there is no greater dividing factor between the oppressed and the encouraged. The color of your skin affects your life every day. It affects what careers you will presumably be accepted for, vulnerability to law enforcement, the judgement of your peers, even your housing liberties.“For the most part studies of residential preferences…

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Bernie Sanders is the President of the Youth

  Young people are obsessed with authenticity. We’re tired of being manipulated by people who have been trained in the art of marketing and understand how to affect our brains in exactly the right way to extract the most possible money from us. We like the truth. This is why our generation spends hours on end watching YouTube videos filmed by regular people in their bedrooms, why we order taxies from our phones on an app that allows us to rate our personal experience, why we use the democratic platform of Airbnb to stay at strangers’ homes when we travel,…

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