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More people choosing braces, despite the discomfort

Kyra Gilman, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Throughout our lives, there is a lot we have to struggle with regarding our health: braces, glasses, wheelchairs, even technology. The matter at hand in this feature is braces. How much do braces cost? Are they worth getting? Which is worse to have for the rest of your life: braces or glasses? Experts...

Are men and women really different?

Are men and women really different?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Many studies have shown that women tend to be more persuasive and eager to take up challenges, and they tend to be more of honest and harder workers than men.A 2009 study by Accenture, found that 70% of business women asked their bosses for a new challenge. You would think that men and women would equally...

What factors actually help determine our success?

What factors actually help determine our success?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Americans admire “rags to riches stories.” They tend to believe that if you start out with very little but work hard, you can be successful and achieve your goals. Unfortunately, for many people, that is not the case. In fact, it is rather rare. Here are a few factors that contribute to succe...

The rise of fake news

The rise of fake news

Jonathan Valderrama, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

There is no doubt that technology plays a huge role in our everyday lives. No longer does one need to pick up the local newspaper to get the latest news. Today that can all be acquired through the internet. Having the capability to turn to these different resources is amazing. It is very likely, th...

Are Women and Men Really Equal?

Are Women and Men Really Equal?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Caption for featured image above: Only 14.2% of the top five leadership positions in the S&P 500 are held by women, according to CNNMoney analysis In our American society, most people tend to feel that we live in a world where we provide equal opportunities for all people, regardless of race, sex,...

Your favorite stores may negatively affect your community

Your favorite stores may negatively affect your community

Saheim Clervoix, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Fast fashion is a term used to describe certain stores such as Forever 21, Topshop, H&M, and Pac Sun that hop on trends immediately for profit. These stores market off creating and distributing clothes from the runway for a cheaper price. Some of your favorite stores are affecting your community...

The War on Drugs Isn’t Working

The War on Drugs Isn’t Working

Lorenzo Conti, Staff Writer
April 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

How many times have you been told not to do drugs? Time and time again, we're reminded of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, yet many people continue to do drugs and succumb to addiction. We warn people against it, yet many do, and pay the price for it. The way in which we approach and perceiv...

Weightlifting is important for females

Weightlifting is important for females

Angela Ahmadi, Staff Writer
April 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Around the world, there are many females that constantly run on treadmills, see food as the enemy, and starve themselves to be "fit" or "healthy." One thing's for sure: that's NOT the healthy option. Weightlifting produces more pronounced results on a female’s body than any other workout program. It c...

Teenagers: Are adult’s expectations giving you a headache?

Teenagers: Are adult’s expectations giving you a headache?

Amber Quinn, Staff Writer
April 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The adolescent brain is considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.  The teenage years in a person’s life are hard enough for them to understand without any distractions, but throw in the pressure of society to act like an adult while still being treated as a child, and you've got yourself...

To be or not to be in love?

To be or not to be in love?

Jackie Mydosh, Staff Writer
March 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Understanding the definition of a relationship in today's world may be more difficult than being in the relationship itself. The elusive definition continues to evolve, and is getting much more difficult for each generation. How many times have you had to explain to your parents that the definition...

Batten the hatches, lock the door!

Batten the hatches, lock the door!

Woody Battle, Staff Writer
March 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In order to make every classroom identical and efficient, the newest classrooms at Stroudsburg High School have come fully furnished with a smart board, compatible stereo system, and a long walk thrown in -- education with a hint of exercise. This year, all teachers are required to lock the doors...

Social Studies classes should be valued more in high school

Social Studies classes should be valued more in high school

Tommy Rubino, Staff Writer
January 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

According to Stroudsburg High School, the world began with the Renaissance. At least, that’s what the lack of social studies classes might cause one to believe After cutting the fourth required social studies credit for students at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, SASD is now looking to reinvigorate...

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