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The sword of the executive

The sword of the executive

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

Leading up to this weekend, two stories seemed set to dominate the American news cycle: Rising tensions with North Korea and the catastrophic damage dealt to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. These are two stories of incredible importance, one crisis dealing with a threat verging on existential as threa...

I hate the Pledge of Allegiance

I hate the Pledge of Allegiance

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

Every Friday morning, the teachers of Bolton Primary would line their kids up and lead them down the halls to the gym, where we’d have our school-wide assembly. Little content from those meetings remains clear in my memory. I do recall, however, how each assembly concluded. Some of the kids woul...

Trump’s election was inevitable

Trump’s election was inevitable

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

If we are to change anything, we must first accept that the election of Donald Trump was inevitable. Oh sure, had President Trump run against a different candidate, he might not have won. If James Comey hadn't intervened by announcing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, or if Obamacare...

False patriotism

False patriotism

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

Fascism in America will come embroidered with the colors of the flag. It will come gilded with the seal of our nation and decorated by the champions of our government. Its supporters will prop it up with quotes from our past, and its perpetrators will lend it strength by arguing the historical prece...

Foreign election musings

Foreign election musings

Wally Milner, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Macron’s Victory shows America what could have been On May 7, Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election. Le Pen has often been compared to Donald Trump, as her campaign stoked controversy and exploited nationalist and isolationist fears. Macron, by extension, was the ...

Gatsby and Daisy: the least healthy relationship since ever

Gatsby and Daisy: the least healthy relationship since ever

Evan McKinley, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions

For the 97th year in a row, May Day went off more or less as planned. The theme this year was The Great Gatsby, but the celebration was focused more on the Twenties. The theme for Prom is also Gatsby, but like May Day, practically speaking, it’s going to be angled more towards the Roaring Twenties ...

Looking to expand

Looking to expand

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Opinions, Top Stories

As enrollment numbers increase and the hallways slowly fill up, the ever increasing amount of students is slowly becoming visible to the public eye. Lack of classroom space has now transferred to the parking lots as nearby streets line up with cars parked bumper to bumper. “If you don’t get there early enough,”...

Thirteen ways Thirteen Reasons Why missed the mark

Thirteen ways Thirteen Reasons Why missed the mark

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Based on the popular 2007 book by Jay Asher, the Netflix show Thirteen Reasons Why is taking the internet - and the school - by storm. While many viewers hold the show in high regards, complementing the acting, the production and the message among other things, others - specifically those who suffer ...

Against our will

Against our will

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Forcing people to sit down for hours on end, not being allowed to speak, eat and perform mentally straining tasks on little sleep seems like a form of torture. This is the reality for high school students in the month of May. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams begin in early May and...

Carrying the weight of the future on your back

Carrying the weight of the future on your back

Caleb Franzen, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Opinions

On the first day of school, everything starts out light. We go to school with the basic necessities in our backpacks, and get settled in for the long months ahead of us. “I remember on the first day of school this year, all I brought with me in my backpack was some sheets of paper and a couple...

Best friends left behind

Best friends left behind

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

A day filled with back-to-back tests and afternoon activities is typical for teenagers, and it can be comforting to come home to a loving pet. In many people’s lives, a pet is the equivalent of a sibling, or is simply their best friend. “My cats mean an almost ridiculous amount to me,” Elise Hlad...

Trump vs. the media

Trump vs. the media

Philip Chan, Opinions Section Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics

Americans face an unfortunate dilemma. Today, we not only have an executive branch with a historically-low approval rating, but our approval of mass media news, the power-checking fourth branch of government, has hit a new low as well. When the information doesn’t match, who should Americans trust? ...

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