Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines

Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines

Kiya Kirkland, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Senior year started out all smiles and sunshine, but around early October, it grew cloudy. Smiles turned into frowns as seniors became plagued with an intense amount of college-application stress. Our inbox on Naviance, the website used for all our college planning, became flooded with emails of colle...

How Devices Help Towson

How Devices Help Towson

Braden Hamelin, Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School News

The much-anticipated devices have finally arrived at Towson. Despite my own personal reservations to using them in an everyday classroom scenario, they’ve really grown on me. As a senior trying to complete countless college applications and even more essays, having a laptop for the sole purpose of...

How Students Feel About the Kavanaugh Hearings

Kayla Tingley, Promotional Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

What’s been happening with our government lately has been triggering emotions of anger and injustice among American citizens.  Men being brought forth to lead our men the that do not have the right to hold a position of power. Our student body is not afraid to voice their opinion on this controversial...

Locking Down The Details

Locking Down The Details

Mya Stengel, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate. A.L.I.C.E   This is the new program that the students in our schools are trusting our lives to, but will this make us safer?"  The old procedures were simple. Turn off the lights and huddle together in the back of the room. It was a system that hinged solely on the idea...

How Brett Kavanaugh Has Already Poisoned America

Alec Faraday, Staff writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The other day, my teacher asked the class how we perceived this Kavanaugh debacle.  “Innocent!” three boys cried. Clearly some people don’t believe survivors. I didn’t think much of it, though. These children had the most backwards views in the class. I expected no less.   I didn’t e...

New Nike Deal, Same Divisons on Pledge and Anthem

Alec Faraday, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Nike unveiled a new deal with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick on September 3, leading to, predictably, a flurry of volatile responses. Athletes are burning their Nike gear. A school in Missouri has decided to break their agreement with the company. What you might not have known is that the furor has...

The Audacity of Blaming Victims at Santa Fe High

Alec Faraday, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the opinion section of The Baltimore Sun. Some politicians offer merely thoughts and prayers after tragedy (See “More thoughts and prayers,” which appeared in The Sun on May 21, 2018). The students at my school offer less than that. I wa...

What’d You Get?

Ellie Matson, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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 ...

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