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Picking Up Where Dr. King Left Off

Picking Up Where Dr. King Left Off

November 18, 2019

What does it mean to "pick up where Dr. King left off" ? Read the latest editorial by student journalist Kofi Opoku as he questions how our nation can combat discrimination and racism preceding the era of Martin Luther King.

Feminism and Beauty Standards

Feminism and Beauty Standards

November 6, 2019

From a young age, hundreds of us girls have been told that we are beautiful, strong, and powerful. Motivational speakers would tell us about the importa...

Cultural Appropriation at Prom

Cultural Appropriation at Prom

May 29, 2019

Prom season has arrived, and I’m sure many students are in the process of buying suits and dresses. It’s an exciting process, choosing the perfect d...

The Importance of Ramadan

The Importance of Ramadan

May 6, 2019

As the new moon approaches, muslims around the world are preparing for Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. They’re decorating their homes, buying tons of foo...

Global Overpopulation is Not The Problem

Global Overpopulation is Not The Problem

March 29, 2019

The rhetoric surrounding overpopulation is not based around much information other than how big the global population is, yet there are still many studen...

Why Are Baseball Players Given Such Lucrative Contracts?

Why Are Baseball Players Given Such Lucrative Contracts?

March 29, 2019

In this offseason alone, three of the largest contracts in MLB history have been shelled out. Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, and Nolan Arenado are just thre...

Diversity in West Orange HS Students’ Beliefs

Diversity in West Orange HS Students’ Beliefs

March 25, 2019

Your palms are sweating and you feel a stutter approaching, but you need to get this out. The thought of keeping this to yourself any longer feels like ...

The 2019 State of the Union

The 2019 State of the Union

March 1, 2019

The State of the Union is traditionally an opportunity for the President to discuss his or her legislative goals for the next year and provide an outlin...

What Went Wrong With the Suicide by Cop of Ronald Williams

What Went Wrong With the Suicide by Cop of Ronald Williams

February 27, 2019

His name was Ronald Dale Williams. He was a black man who on May 16, 2016  reached the all time low of his depression. After having a heated argument ...

How Toxic Masculinity Affects the Perception of Gay Men and Women

How Toxic Masculinity Affects the Perception of Gay Men and Women

February 27, 2019

Within society’s perception of the LGBT community lies a clear bias: an overall fetishzation of lesbian and bisexual women, and an ultimate disappro...

Title IX In Athletics

Kaya Schultz, News and Politics Editor

February 14, 2019

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." In other words, this law requires all educational institutions th...

Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Beneficial

Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Beneficial

January 16, 2019

At the beginning of each year, people around the world set goals they wish to achieve in order to better themselves. These resolutions can range from simp...

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