Common Sense

Phones down, heads up

January 2, 2020

Josie Rosensteinstaff writer The question of whether social media has a negative impact on teenagers has garnered different answers by teachers, students, parents and users of social media apps. One outlook on the globa...

Listening to music in class decreases productivity

Joshua Freedman, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

What is to be done about the whopping 87 percent of students all across the nation who listen to music while studying, and those who go as far as to use ear-buds and headphones during school lessons and in-between classes? It...

Continued: Debate of superior snowsport

January 2, 2020

Skiing, Barreling down a mountain, weaving through the trees, snow sports have all of the action you would expect. But that raises the question, should skiing or snowboarding wear the ice crown? If you don’t know how to do ...

Students’ necessities: fast food, shelter, water

Sammantha Lim, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2019

Lunch has just started and you realize you didn’t bring food from home today. You do not want to eat chicken nuggets from the cafeteria for the fourth day in a row and you are craving a chicken sandwich from nearby Chick-...

Bumped up grades mean bumped up spirits

Danielle Berman, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

With final grades coming in and teachers loading in assignments, the idea of bumping up a grade can be difficult for some teachers. Teachers must take into account everything that the student has done throughout the quarte...

Battle of best seasonal holiday Meats: Christmas ham vs. Thanksgiving turkey

December 10, 2019

Christmas ham, A larger number of people celebrate Christmas rather than Thanksgiving, world population wise, but mainly because Thanksgiving isn’t a universal holiday. Knowing that it’s an American holiday, more American...

Crocs: the future of footwear

December 9, 2019

Dylan Cohenstaff writer Crocs: perhaps the most underrated shoes to ever exist. Crocs are constantly being attacked for their looks and discomfort, but why can’t we just come to appreciate these fabulous and beautiful shoes...

Homework is more effective to students in smaller loads

Rae Weinstein, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Students spend hours doing homework causing high amounts of stress. Is all the homework helpful and worth it? An opinion on the importance of homework is that homework reinforces skills learned in class and encourages stude...

Passing time too short?

Sammantha Lim, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

It’s 7:40 in the morning and you’ve just arrived at school. You know you have to rush to get to class on time. However, it takes you the full five minutes to class on the other side of school and the halls are blocked wit...

Should ACT/SAT be required for colleges?

November 13, 2019

Yes, ACT Inc. recently announced that starting in September 2020, the ACT will begin having section retesting and superscoring. This means that students who have taken a full ACT test will have the opportunity to retest indi...

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