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Artificial Intelligence Raises Privacy Concerns

Thomas Daniels, Sports Editor April 30, 2021

Imagine a world 30 years from now. Cars that self-drive instead of fly and drivers’ ed reduced to learning how to turn the car on. Factories will be fully automated and replaced by artificial intelligence....

School Should Be Fully In-Person Next Year

School Should Be Fully In-Person Next Year

Jackson Steiner, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The ability to go up to a teacher and ask for help. Being able to converse and collaborate with classmates if help is needed. To be able to experience an interactive and effective learning environment...

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Raising the Minimum Wage: The Small-Business Killer

Kathrynne Hester, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

The federal minimum wage being raised to $15 per hour would be beneficial for a lot of Americans. This is what so-called progressive politicians want America to believe. In reality, a $15 minimum wage...

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WandaVision: A Visionary New Show Pushes Marvel to the Max(imoff)

Jack Rose, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

The author of this article, like most of you, is human and therefore not perfect. If you notice any mistakes made in terms of Marvel canon in this article, please feel free to write feedback letting them...

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The Cruel Secret Pet Stores Try to Hide About Their Animals

Emelia Crump, Staff Writer February 28, 2021

Picture this: I walk into my local pet store and find myself looking at the tightly caged up animals who want nothing more than a loving home. Before I can look on the rational side of things, I wonder...

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How the Internet Influences Opinions

Thomas Daniels, Sports Editor February 28, 2021

Echo chambers fill the halls of the internet. Information is coming in at Mach speed in all directions, which creates a disorienting news cycle never seen before. Reactions to the news cycle come just...

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The Importance of Choosing College

Kara Lynch, Staff Writer February 28, 2021

Choosing if you want to go to college can be daunting. A college education is viewed differently by different authorities. Parents and school counselors who want the best for their children encourage younger...

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Trump Unjustly Impeached

Carolyn Bonafede, Copy Editor February 28, 2021

If a sense of déjà vu permeates the current news cycle, it is not a figment of the imagination. The House passed articles of impeachment against former president Trump, again, and the Senate acquitted...

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Mindset Determines Success of New Year’s Resolutions

Nyela Walker, Op-Ed Editor February 1, 2021

It is January 1. Senior Tony Gelona rolled out of bed at 2 p.m., and weeks later he realized he forgot to do one of his three resolutions: floss his teeth daily. At the end of each year, people reflect...

Americans Should Protect Earth, Health by Eating Less Meat

Americans Should Protect Earth, Health by Eating Less Meat

Penelope Waterbury, Cav Culture Editor January 31, 2021

The vast majority of Americans eat meat during every meal: bacon or sausage at breakfast, deli meat at lunch, and a steak or burger at dinner. However, this amount of meat consumption isn’t necessary....

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Are Hallmark Christmas Movies Good or Bad?

Reid Rizk and Penelope Waterbury December 20, 2020

Hallmark Christmas movies are a hallmark of the holiday season. These cheesy Christmas movies are usually romantic comedies and follow similar plots to each other. Opinions about these movies are much...

Hallmark Movies Offer Comfort and Joy

Reid Rizk, Staff Writer December 19, 2020

Movies are meant to make us feel. The emotions that movies elicit aren't always good, like Joker, where people reported feeling depressed afterward. Movies also don't always do the best job of eliciting...

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