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Two Parties for Too Long

Two Parties for Too Long

Zachery Pierre, Staff Writer
September 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Republicans and Democrats seem to agree only on one issue: keeping control over the country. One of the many crafty ways they stay in power is through the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) sets up and put on the presidential debates. They have the power ov...

#ArrestGovSnyder

#ArrestGovSnyder

Audrey Wang, Staff Writer
March 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It seems preposterous in this day and age,  the United States would be facing a lack of clean water in the United States.  This very situation, however, is exactly the case in Flint, Michigan. It all started in 2011, when Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of financial emergency in Flint. The city...

Feminism: Not Just a Girl Thing?

Feminism: Not Just a Girl Thing?

Shelby Smith, Copy Editor and News Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“I’m a feminist.” This is a statement that strikes fear into the hearts of men everywhere. But why should it? After all, feminism isn’t about women’s superiority- not at all. Feminism embodies equality for all people and, therefore, stands to benefit men too. While women are surely fettered in many, man...

An Open Letter to Candidates

An Open Letter to Candidates

Charlotte Pierce, Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear 2016 Presidential Candidates, This year is the first year I will be able to vote. This makes me a candidate’s dream. I’m impressionable, passionate, and ready to explore the adult world you all want to win over so adamantly. In the past couple of months, however, I’ve become discouraged over ...

Salvation for Whom?

Salvation for Whom?

Sophia Williams, Staff Writer
December 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As winter approaches, the need for coats, mittens, hats, and scarves is rapidly growing. For many, the Salvation Army seems like a selfless company, determined to keep homeless people warm, well fed, and off the streets, but, before donating, take a look at this “helpful” charity’s history.   ...

Prejudice speaks louder than peace

Prejudice speaks louder than peace

Charlotte Pierce, Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The world goes silent as CNN reports appear on television screens, bringing news of terrorist attacks in Paris. Memories of the 9/11 attacks that have long since been buried are now fresh in the minds of people around the world. Before the smoke has time to clear and facts are presented, world leaders star...

ROC Polls Troll Rochester

ROC Polls Troll Rochester

Hope Bobbitt, Editor-in-Chief, Feature Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Confirmed: ROC Polls is run by jellyfish. This is the only logical way this inexcusable, hurtful, ignorant display could have possibly come about. Obviously, spineless, barely dexterous, cowardly creatures, who lack the brain function for basic humanity or morals, have combined their efforts to ...

The Funding Feud

The Funding Feud

Sophia Williams, Staff Writer
November 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school rivalries have been around since the beginning of high school itself. Whether it’s nerds vs. jocks, “populars’ vs wallflowers, or burnouts vs try-hards, one group always rules over the other. Today, the artists and athletes are battling it out—but in an entirely new way. Unlike their...

Taking on Sexism “Like a Girl”

Taking on Sexism “Like a Girl”

Jordan Revenaugh, Staff Writer
November 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Picture this: a young boy is playing baseball with his older brother in the backyard. It’s midsummer. The sun shines down on the pair, illuminating their euphoric midday game of catch. The younger boy pulls back his arm, and releases the ball in one fluid motion. For a moment it flies gracefully th...

A Minor Problem: Emagine That

A Minor Problem: Emagine That

Caroline Gage, Staff Writer
November 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Two 17-year-olds walk into the Emagine Palladium. It’s date night, and they approach the ticket booth with money in hand for two tickets - a whopping 20 dollars. All they end up with, however, is disappointment. A new policy dubbs the pair of teenagers a “distraction”, and bans them from attending th...

Pumpk-in or Pumpk-out?

Pumpk-in or Pumpk-out?

Charlotte Pierce, Editor-in-Chief & Opinion Editor
October 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s official: pumpkin spice is taking over the world. Apparently, fall is incomplete without the consumption of these questionably orange substances. This plague started with the seemingly-innocent Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks (which has coined the acronym “PSL”). The epidemic has grown expon...

AHS or The Walking Dead? Students struggle to stay awake

AHS or The Walking Dead? Students struggle to stay awake

Audrey Wang, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many students, and some teachers, would agree that school starts at an ungodly hour, but what isn’t commonly known is that research suggests that the early start times of school are actually very harmful to students. Although it seems that there are many factors that go into losing sleep, such a...

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