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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...

Administration Overreacts to 2015 Senior Prank

Administration Overreacts to 2015 Senior Prank

Charlotte Pierce, Business Manager

May 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As seniors wind down their final year of high school, the time came for the annual senior prank is both anticipated (mostly with dread by administration) and even expected. Past “pranks” have ranged from the harmless act of showering the senior area with hole-punched paper to more destructive acts...

50 Shades of Abuse

50 Shades of Abuse

Shelby Smith and Hope Bobbitt

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With the release of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the novel by E.L. James, women around the country have become obsessed with the “romance” between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The movie, however, has become shrouded in controversy, its opposers claimi...

Confident or Conceited?

Confident or Conceited?

Abby Jackson, Social Media Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Confidence: some people are blessed with it, and some people lack it. Just log on to any social media site, and there will be a multitude of photos of seemingly perfect models. Girls today obsess over their body image and their weight, sometimes leading them to adopt unhealthy eating habits. When...

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