What’d You Get?

Ellie Matson, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


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The week that SAT scores are revealed tends to become the most stressful week of a high school junior's career. Most juniors believe the score they receive determines who they are and the level of success they will achieve. This is certainly not the case.  Scores are not set in stone; the...

Warning Signs: Tell Somebody

Ryan Miller, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


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As a high school senior prepared to leave, seeing the warning signs reported about the Parkland school shooter on February 14th saddens and frustrates me, because they show how preventable the shooting could have been.   Unfortunately, the events that took place on Valentine's Day this year could have been stopped. Nikolas Cruz, the shooter,...

#ArmMeWith

#ArmMeWith

Catarina Cardarella, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As gun violence becomes more prevalent in the United States, the same question keeps getting asked after every major mass shooting:  How do we fix this problem? And it looks like there might be a change, but not one that regulates guns, like most people are calling for.  The discussion is whether...

Teachers Must Be Armed, And Not with Guns

Kiya Kirkland, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


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On February 14, 2018, seventeen innocent people lost their lives in an environment that was meant to be safe. Survivors of the tragedy refused to sit silently and lose the interest of the media, like most mass shootings. They sparked a long-awaited debate within our nation, gun control.  President Donald Trump produced a controversial proposal to prevent these mass shooting from occurring again in a school setting: arm the teachers.   Yes, T...

We All March

Kiya Kirkland, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


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On Feb 14, 2018, a day meant to celebrate the love in the air, disaster made an appearance in the halls of Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen innocent people lost their lives to a senseless act of gun violence, which then sparked the ongoing debate of gun reform.   Survivors of the Florida massacre became the voice of change and were unrelenting. They orchestrated the March for Our Lives, which took our nation by storm. By ...

The Misconception of Feminism

Kiya Kirkland

April 30, 2018


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For centuries there have been feminists, even though the term “feminism” did not gain widespread use until the 1970s. From the very beginning of time, there has been inequality between men and women, and the fight against injustice continues today.   Feminism can be defined as the advocacy of women’s rights based...

Wake Up

Ellie Matson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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The devastating mass shooting on February 14th took the lives of 17 innocent students, yet left our community desensitized with little surprise. It was shocking to walk into school on the 15th and hear little to no conversations about the deaths even from some of my teachers. Most students and even ...

2018: Less Basketball, More Fights

2018: Less Basketball, More Fights

Jacob Guttman, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, World News

Tensions have been high between NBA players as fists have been thrown, jerseys ripped, and suspensions given.  The ultimate relationship between refs and players is at an all-time low.  As star players have gotten in the mix, maybe it makes games more interesting.  Russell Westbrook vs. Kevin Durant is slowly developing...

Groundhog Day; a pointless tradition

Groundhog Day; a pointless tradition

Jackson Martin, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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Groundhog Day is a pointless holiday. It has its roots in Germanic cultures, with it being a superstition in which if a groundhog sees its shadow, winter will last 3 more weeks. But now, it's mostly just a quirky holiday where some funny looking animal is celebrated.  According to the official Groundhog Day website, the holiday is only celebrated in the USA and Canada, with Canada only adopting the ho...

Towson’s Winter (Lack Of) Spirit Week

Braden Hamelin, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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In the middle of the monotonous winter rut of midterms, projects, and a deflated sense of purpose and motivation, Towson attempted to breathe some life into the student body with the first ever Winter Spirit Week. This attempt fell flat on its face.   When you combine a dead school atmosphere with a short week and poor communication, only a handful of students even knew about spirit week, and even fewer had the mental energy to care....

Donald Trump 1 Year Review

Ryan Miller, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


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Donald Trump has been largely ineffective since winning the election. So far, he has lost the support of millions of Americans, scandals surrounding the administration have only grown in controversy and his administration has rapidly changed, with dozens resigning, being arrested, or being...

Sexual Allegations in Hollywood: Shocking and Absurd

Sexual Allegations in Hollywood: Shocking and Absurd

Burke Harman , Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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As a fan of House of Cards, I'm shocked and saddened by the recent sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey.  Not only is this an embarrassment to himself, but an embarrassment to the powerful Hollywood world.   Kevin Spacey is not the only person in Hollywood receiving multiple sexual assault allegations.  Joining him are film producer Harvey Weinstine and actor...

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