We All March

Kiya Kirkland, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

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

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

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

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Jacob Guttman, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

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

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Jackson Martin, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

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

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

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

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Burke Harman , Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

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...

Gun Safety

Braden Hamelin, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

It's Sunday, November 5th, I wake up to the late morning sun shining through the window. Groggily rising out of bed, the Sunday news carries up into my room. The first word I pick out is, "Mass shooting," and my ears immediately perk up. The worst part, it doesn't surprise me much at all anymore.   ...

Opposing Viewpoints: Trick-Or-Treat Age Limit

Drew Evans and Burke Harman

November 7, 2017

High Schoolers Trick or Treating? Don't Think so  By Burke Harman Trick or Treating was one my best childhood memories. Dressing up your favorite super hero or monster and walking around my neighborhood getting candy-what's better? Children all around the country enjoy Halloween as it is one of the most memorable holidays. As it is a once a year chance for commun...

Opposing Viewpoints: Taking a Knee

October 24, 2017

Kneeling For the Anthem has Spiraled out of Control I have always been a supporter of standing up for the national anthem. I understand people have the right to kneel due to freedom of speech, but I have thought of this as disrespectful. The National anthem represents many things: our countrie...

Homecoming Ticket Fiasco

Jack Bayne

October 12, 2017

Coming into school on Wednesday, my brother and I were walking to our respective science classes at around 7:15. We approached the cafeteria, we found a behemoth of students waiting in line to purchase Homecoming tickets.At least 200 students were clogging the 1st floor hallway, preventing the Bayne ...

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