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Editorial:  Danger at your fingertips

Editorial: Danger at your fingertips

February 8, 2015

I am guilty of going to Target and wondering why in the world Essie nail polish is $9.  As a high school...

Hope Solo Suspended from US Women’s National Team

Elizabeth O'Connell, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

On Jan. 21, starting goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, Hope Solo, was suspended for 30 days. This is not her first encounter with authorities so USWNT coach Jill Ellis finally took actions to not allow her to participate for one month. Solo was in the passenger seat of the car being driven by her...

A fragile freedom

February 5, 2015

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

The freedom of speech could possibly be the most vital thread to liberal cultures.  One cannot profess themselves a liberal or a supporter of democracy if they do not support the freedom of speech; they go hand-in-hand and we all got to pick sides on Jan. 7. The attacks from the self-professed members of al-Qaeda on the...

Editorial: Don’t holla at cha’ girl

Jennifer Marks, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2015

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  By now many people have seen the controversial “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” video. For those who haven’t seen it the concept is simple, a young woman walks the streets of Manhattan for 10 hours to see how often she is catcalled by strangers. Over the course of ten hours she was hollered at over ...

Get your PRIROARITIES straight

Beth Duke, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

  The general consensus from the student body when we learned that FLEX would become one period for 90 minutes and have the name “priroarities” was negative.  Students were upset enough about Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) and did not want any further changes.  I happen to disagree, however. Maybe it’s just beca...

Editorial: Workplace incompetence shown in Congress

Andrew Gillis, Staff Writer

June 4, 2014

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I’m sorry, but for those of you expecting a political piece about Congress’ stupidity will be sorely mistaken. My apologies. This past week, 50-fifty-senators wrote a letter to the Washington Redskins urging them to change their name. In the overly cautious era that we live in, where saying one thing politically incorrect, even i...

Editorial: Skin is not a sin

Jennifer Marks, Opinions & Editorials Editor

June 2, 2014

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Summer weather has hit Sterling with full force with 80 and even 90 degree days. With warmer weather comes shorts and tank tops, and with these articles of clothing also come dress code violations. Girls are continually being stopped for what they are wearing, the reasons being that their clothes are “inappropriate” and...

Realistically Unreal

Realistically Unreal

June 2, 2014

In today’s world, America runs on reality television. To regular citizens, reality T.V. has become...

Editorial: Workplace incompetence shown in Congress

Andrew Gillis, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Congress sticks its nose into a place it frankly does not belong

Editorial: SO Ready for Hillary

May 30, 2014

Why Hillary Clinton should be the next president of the United States

Editorial: The Last Summer

Tessa Haas, Photography Editor

May 29, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Graduating high school seems like a giant step, and the biggest one current seniors will face this year. However, our life changing moments will not begin for a few months. For me, it will be this August when I move to New York City for art school, turn 18, and begin living on my own. However, the gap between graduation and...

The best playoffs in the world

Andrew Gillis, Staff Writer

May 22, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

I would contend that hockey’s Stanley Cup playoffs trump any playoff competition in the world. Yes, the world. However, I have heard arguments by sports analysts and sport fans alike this spring that other playoffs are better than the Cup playoffs, in particular, the NBA playoffs. Contrary to what SportsCenter says and shows,...

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