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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...

Campus Security Debate: A Help

Shannon Skibicki, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2015

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The Sandy Hook Massacre of 2012 marked the largest shooting incident in a high school or grade school in United States History, killing twenty students and six faculty members. This event forced many schools and their environ...

Campus Security Debate: A Hinderance

Brian Zittlau, Freelance Columnist

March 29, 2015

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After 9/11, President Bush urged Congress to pass the Patriot Act. This piece of legislation, which was passed over a month after the attacks, was designed to provide tools for law enforcement to help them prevent further intru...

What is the Value of 9 Million Dollars?

Brian Zittlau, Freelance Columnist

February 12, 2015

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Imagine 180,000 fresh goats grazing along the West African plains. For small African villages, goats provide food, fertilizer, and sustainability. The cost of 180,000 goats, which would save hundreds of lives and provide a hig...

1/7 – Charlie Hebdo and France’s 9/11

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

February 12, 2015

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“We are a free people who do not give in to pressure, who are not afraid, because we embody an ideal which is greater than us, and we are able to defend it in every place where peace is threatened.”  It was with these wo...

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