Editorial

EDITORIAL: The importance of online safety

By | 2018-05-07T15:01:14+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Editorial, Home Feature 1, Opinions|

Safety tips for internet users As more people gain access to the internet, it is important to learn basic safety tips. Since childhood, most people are taught basic safety lessons, such as being careful around strangers or staying away from roads or highways. But what are people taught about internet safety? [...]

EDITORIAL: Are video games leading to violence?

By | 2018-05-04T14:29:31+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Editorial, Opinions|

Since the early 1970s, video games have captivated the attention of children, teens and adults alike. However, the world of gaming has changed drastically through the decades. Games that are rated M for Mature are not sold to customers under the age of 17, however many parents still allow their children to play them. Parents should use caution when allowing their children to play violent video games.

EDITORIAL: Standing in the face of adversity

By | 2018-04-17T10:54:35+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Column, Editorial, Opinions|

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, arguably two of the most respected American figures today, were hated by many when they were alive. It was not until after their assassinations the public began to realize and appreciate their efforts to improve American life and ideals. Taking a stand for what you believe in is important, even if it does not align with the popular public opinion.

EDITORIAL: Pros and cons of a well-rounded student

By | 2018-04-17T10:53:18+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Editorial, Opinions|

As colleges continue to raise their standards for admittance, students are encouraged to be ‘well rounded’ rather than only excelling at one subject. Well rounded students not only focus on academic excellence, but also place an emphasis on athletics, the arts and community service. However, it can also result in students overextending themselves. For students looking to get into colleges, it is better to excel at one subject than to be average at multiple subjects.

EDITORIAL: Dating builds relationship skills, maturity

By | 2018-03-01T15:14:26+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Editorial, Opinions|

Dating is a commitment between a male and a female, where the two connect emotionally learning more about each other and themselves. Students should date in high school to invest in others, learn more about themselves, develop personal skills and maturity and form a trusting support system with another person. Long term dating can possibly be detrimental to young couples if they only focus on each other and isolate themselves from the rest of the campus. However, teens can successfully maintain a long term relationship when they allow each to mingle with friends.

EDITORIAL: How helpful is the flu vaccine?

By | 2018-02-13T11:40:14+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Column, Editorial|

As winter settles in, sickness affects over half the population. Cold weather and close quarters make for a disastrous mix, putting schools as the number one target for illness. As a result, families flock to places like Walgreens and CVS to get their annual flu shot. However, debate arises as to whether the flu shot is actually beneficial or not. Before getting the flu shot, discuss the matter with your doctor and do research to see what strand it is protecting against. This year, the flu has officially become an epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the nation is currently at peak flu season.

EDITORIAL: Teens should refrain from getting tattoos

By | 2018-01-23T11:14:49+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Column, Editorial|

Dress code tells students what is deemed appropriate and inappropriate to wear to school. Students who ignore posted dress code policies face consequences for violating school policies. At the beginning of each school year, high school students sign an agreement with their school to abide by the rules and regulations that dictate campus behavior. One rule in particular some students struggle with is tattoos. What may seem like colorful expressive art to one person can be seen as a waste of money and cancerous to another. Tattoos have branded the world for thousands of years. These permanent symbols and signs serve as declarations of love, status symbols and even religious beliefs.

EDITORIAL: Benefits of allotting allowances to children

By | 2017-11-29T13:40:46+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Editorial, Opinions|

For generations, parents have considered the benefits and drawbacks of allotting allowances to their children. Some argue that allowances should be used to reward children for good grades or chores they have completed. However, others suggest that giving children allowances give them an unrealistic expectation of working in the real world and may lead to a feeling of entitlement. Parents should allocate an allowance to their children when they are young to teach them how to manage their finances.

EDITORIAL: Using social media as a tool to build a profile

By | 2017-11-01T09:25:08+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Editorial|

Social media is used on a wide platform today. Whether it be promoting a business, voicing an opinion or simply posting pictures of a recent vacation, social media is used by countless people across the globe. Despite this, uncertainty still lies amongst many about whether social media is helpful or detrimental to society. However, when used in moderation, social media is a unique tool that allows people to reach out to a large audience in a quick and effective manner.

EDITORIAL: Resist apathetic tendencies toward tragedy

By | 2017-10-16T08:35:37+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Editorial|

Every day stories of disaster, destruction and death flood headlines across the nation. In an era where a breaking story is broadcasted live across the globe, it grows easier and easier to become numb towards those in distress. It is critical non affected people fight the urge to be apathetic, and continue to support and remember the victims of the terrible disasters. Recently, news of catastrophic hurricanes dominate headlines. On Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Before the media finished covering the event, Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, Sept. 10. Now, Hurricane Maria is adding to the destruction of an already ‘busy’ hurricane season.

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