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Addressing Voter Ignorance: What Would a Mandatory Civic Literacy Test Look Like?

Olivia O'Donnell, Columnist

March 29, 2018

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It appears as though no stone has been left unturned in discerning Mr. Trump’s capacity to govern the United States of America as president: time and time again, he has shown himself to be an inept leader who incites his ba...

Opinion: Jemele Hill, ESPN, and the NFL Controversy

Marley Morton, Columnist

November 6, 2017

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 Jemele Hill, an ESPN personality SportsCenter host, was suspended for two weeks over a tweet. Hill, who is a 41 year old African-American woman, was already forced to apologize earlier this fall after calling President Trump a...

The Importance of Politics

Olivia O'Donnell, Columnist

November 6, 2017

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    “Yale, where do you stand?” the stark white letters brazenly read.      Unlike the various other posters hung one after another on a noticeboard at the university’s campus, this perfervid question dema...

Will Journalism Survive the Modern World?

Cecilia Ergueta, Columnist

November 6, 2017

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          “You are the future.” Whether spoken half-jestingly, proudly, emphatically, or even desperately, these words grew to become “old news” at the 2017 Al Neuharth Journalism and Free Spirit Conference. The fiv...

Are Cars an Invention of the Past?

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columist

December 18, 2015

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Most of us cannot imagine a life without cars.  Whether to go to school, to visit our friends, or to go to the movies; we all use cars on a daily basis.  With gas prices so low and free drivers education at our school, why wouldn’t we?  Howeve...

Essena O’Neil and the Critique of Social Media

Lindsay Weber, Freelance Columist

December 18, 2015

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There are very few teenagers these days that can say they haven’t spent hours and hours on Instagram and Facebook, scrolling through the accounts of models and celebrities with seemingly perfect lives. Essena O’Neil, a former Yout...

Are Breaks as Valuable as Class Time?

Nolan Delaney, Freelance Columist

December 18, 2015

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It is second period, 9:45 in the morning.  You are slouched over in class, stomach rumbling. You didn’t have time to eat breakfast before you left for school.  You should be attentive to the teacher, but you’re not.  Your eyes are glued to the clock...

The Rise of Nationalism in the EU

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

October 30, 2015

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In the wake of the migrant crisis sweeping the European continent, one voice has been heard louder than all the others: the voice of the far right. It is the voice of profound discontent with the influx of new people, it is the...

How Donald Trumped the American Media

Lindsay Weber, Freelance Columnist

October 30, 2015

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No matter your opinion on real-estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, there is no denying that he has been successful in making headlines during the past few months. It is hard to know where to begin...

A Journey Around the World to College

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

March 29, 2015

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With seniors getting acceptances and juniors having their preliminary meetings with their college guidance counselors, college seems to be on everyone’s mind. All Friends students are aware of how the college process works here in...

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