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A Gray Area in the Oscars

Sophia Selin, Columnist
March 4, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Whether you watch the Oscars for the designer dresses, shiny golden awards, or the choked up actors and actresses, the Academy Awards are loved by a majority of Americans. Though the dresses, tears, and awards still remained a large part of the program, some things were certainly different from last y...

Registering the FAA Drone Registration

Registering the FAA Drone Registration

Joseph Grosjean, Columnist
March 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

In a heated battle between the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), it would seem that the hobbyists are losing. Recently it was made clear that the FAA, the federal entity which governs the full scale skies, will be cracking down on “drone” operators t...

The Right to Plan, Prepare, Prevent, and Choose

Taylor Terreri, Columnist
March 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Planned Parenthood is an organization that provides many sexual health services to both men and women. They offer numerous health services including cancer screenings, STD testing, family planning services, and so much more, and often these services benefit those with a low-income who have difficult...

Doll Diversity

Zoe Slagel, Columnist
February 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

We all can remember the classic dolls of some of our childhoods, whether it be Barbie or any other company. But the thin hips, pale to lightly tanned skin, and everything else that makes a girl’s body fit European standards for “perfect” don’t help girls feel better about themselves. Now, I do...

Hovering on the Verge of Danger

Taylor Terreri, Columnist
February 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Imagine taking a Segway and then removing the handlebars, and now you have a hoverboard (although it doesn’t actually hover!). For some reason, these self-balancing scooters have fascinated tweens, teens, celebrities, and even criminals (a convenience store was robbed by a man on a hoverboard) aroun...

The Gravity of Global Warming

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
February 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Antarctica melting sounds like to plot to a big-budget film that portrays a world where the oceans have risen to catastrophical heights. It sounds fictitious but, unfortunately, it’s not far off from what may happen in the next century if things continue the way they are. The truth is, the Antarcti...

Kesha Denied by the Supreme Court

Selina Fluty, Columnist
February 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

On Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, a two-year battle between Kesha and producer Dr. Luke (born as Lukasz Gottwald) came to a head in court. Kesha claimed Dr. Luke had abused her sexually, emotionally, verbally, and physically over the decade she’d been working with him according to the Huffington Post. Fans al...

The Concussion Conundrum

Jake Matise, Columnist
February 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

From youth sports all the way to professional athletics, concussions are almost always prevalent, and many athletes, coaches, and parents are relatively unaware of just how serious a concussion can be. Every year, about 7,000 high school athletes sustain concussions, according to the Center for Disease Contr...

FBI Poisoning Apple

FBI Poisoning Apple

Taylor Terreri, Columnist
February 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has been investigating the San Bernardino terrorist shootings since December. They have found an iPhone 5C that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the killers, but they have not been able to open it and access the conversations that he had with the victims be...

Wood Spider: Decadence Album Review

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
February 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Wood Spider, an utterly unique folk-punk band from New York released their fourth album named “Decadence” in February 2014 for free on their Bandcamp. Right off the bat, I’d like to state that the album is extraordinary; the band’s thoughtfully ramshackle cacophony of banjo, bass, ukulele, cello,...

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