Proper dating etiquette: Should the guy or girl pay?

On dates, it is all too common for the guy to be forced into paying just to fit the ‘social norm’. According to a study made by Match.com, more than 50 percent of men believe that they should be the ones to pay for dates, but there is no real reason that men should feel they must pay for dates just because they are male. … Continue reading Proper dating etiquette: Should the guy or girl pay?

Kravitz competes intensely in online video games

When junior Mason Kravitz began eighth grade he was not social and decided to stick with video games to take up his free time. That is how Kravitz claims to have begun his journey to fame and fortune in CS:GO, an online competitive 5v5 first person shooter game. In CS:GO there are in-game skins that are worth money; the rarer the skin, the more money … Continue reading Kravitz competes intensely in online video games

Making pennies results in loss of money; penny not worth own worth

Think hard: when was the last time you actually used a penny and did not leave it on a table or put it into a tip jar? Yet the government continues to mint the penny and release them into circulation. The penny should be put into retirement and erased from accepted forms of currency. A lobbying group called Americans for Common Cents, which represents the … Continue reading Making pennies results in loss of money; penny not worth own worth

Gun control not answer to increased gun violence

The debate on gun control is a highly controversial topic in our nation at the moment. This is especially due to an increase in shootings at schools and other locations. A commonly proposed solution to this problem is to limit/end the right to bear arms. People believe that if one cannot walk into a store and legally purchase a firearm it will bring an end … Continue reading Gun control not answer to increased gun violence

Are there benefits to using curse words?

Yes- Dennis Child, Opinion Editor From a young age, we are all taught that using curse words is a negative behavior and will not be tolerated. Dirty language is thought to lead to aggression and disrespectful tendencies. But, usage of curse words may cause more benefits than harm. Swearing can give one a sense of power and control over a bad situation. Using curse words … Continue reading Are there benefits to using curse words?

Should schedules switch second semester?

Yes- Emily Eichberg, Commons Editor How well someone does in a class and how enjoyable a class is greatly depends on the teacher and what period they have the class. Getting a new schedule can be exciting and nauseating all in one. On the one hand, leaving a teacher with whom you had a great relationship with can be dreadful, but, being stuck in a … Continue reading Should schedules switch second semester?