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Reaction without action: Complaining stifles change

Alexandra Lipton, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

December 8, 2017


Filed under EDITORIALS

  Life is a competition. Anything that is quantifiable can be used as a measure of success, from how much sleep one gets to what kind of car one drives.   But more than ever before, our generation delights in romanticizing our problems and our losses, which has led us to compete in an entirel...

Mom, can I turn my location off?

LEXI GOOD, STAFF WRITER

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

 I think it’s safe to say none of us are foreign to the helicopter parent. You know: the constant canvas checker, the FBI investigator, the mom that still packs her children’s lunches despite the fact that they graduate in five months.   While our parents only mean to raise us to be the best we c...

Medication and the body: mental health drugs and their overlooked side effects

Medication and the body: mental health drugs and their overlooked side effects

HARPER WILCOX, STAFF WRITER

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

   In 2016, the National Center for Health Statistics found that almost one-half of Americans over the age of 12 take prescription medications. In recent years, there has been a major shift in the number of teens using these drugs, especially those prescribed to treat anxiety and depression. Within...

Cultural controversy

Cultural controversy

AMBER RAMPERSAUD, STAFF WRITER

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Pacific Islander Princess Moana from Disney’s new hit movie has inspired many because of her empowering role. Like with all Disney hits, Moana inspired countless children’s Halloween costumes. But, online chatter made many parents fear the outcry that would come with their 3 year old dressed as Moana....

The journey to feeling comfortable in your own skin

Zoe Myers-Bochner, LAYOUT EDITOR

December 5, 2017


Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

Picture this year’s homecoming dance: loud music and hundreds of bodies moving in one motion, bobbing up and down as if they don’t have a care in the world. Then, picture me running right into the crowd. To anyone who knew me even last year, this scene would seem unthinkable. My experience at...

Trapped by taps

Trapped by taps

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, STAFF WRITER

November 3, 2017


Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

  How far would you go to save a dollar? For some, penny pinching can be a gratifying way to afford a Snickers bar at the checkout line at Publix. But when it comes to the government, stinginess can lead to the suffering of a whole population.   In April of 2014, the economically plummeting city of Flint...

Your petunias could be smarter than you think

Your petunias could be smarter than you think

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, STAFF WRITER

November 3, 2017


Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

It’s second semester, and we all have somehow managed to haul ourselves back to the desolate halls of Trinity Prep in an endless pursuit of intelligence. But what if we, the sleep-deprived Saints, are not the only intelligent beings to grace campus? According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary,...

The Kwammentary: Grilling the Grille

The Kwammentary: Grilling the Grille

Andrew Kwa, LAYOUT EDITOR

November 2, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

In past years, I usually spent my lunchtime alone outside of the library, carefully grooming my Fantasy Wii Sports Baseball League team. Ever since a group of sophomores with triple the arrogance of Conor Mcgregor silently evicted me from my spot, I have since become a regular diner at the Grille. Like...

The Kwammentary: The lack of flow at HOCO

The Kwammentary: The lack of flow at HOCO

Andrew Kwa, LAYOUT EDITOR

November 2, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

In recent years, I’ve discovered that the motions found at dances like Homecoming are strikingly similar to those of uncooked pasta. Everything seems forced, from the smiles to the shimmies. I’ve often wondered why dances are so awkward. After all, everybody’s done a respectable dance set in...

More mass shootings: what are we doing wrong?

October 31, 2017


Filed under Current Issue, EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

   The United States can give out an immeasurable amount of thoughts and prayers. They were in Dallas, where five police officers were gunned down by a vengeful veteran. They were in Orlando, when a self-identified Islamic extremist who pledged allegiance to ISIS walked into an LGBT nightclub an...

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