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To be or not to be in love?

To be or not to be in love?

Jackie Mydosh, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

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...

Are rock stars doomed to die young?

Are rock stars doomed to die young?

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

"I'll die before I'm 25, and when I do I'll have lived the way I wanted to." - Sid Vicious, bassist for the Sex Pistols, who died at 21 years old of a heroin overdose. Rock stars are often characterized by partying, life on the road, and just being punks, in general. This lifestyle may seem ideal or...

Which Democratic candidate should you vote for in the primary?

SHS Junior Justin Buynak points out certain states still up for grabs in the democratic primary such as Pennsylvania.

Samuel Watanabe, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look at who is left standing in the democratic primary. This article will explore each candidate's background to create a better understanding of who they are and if they are the best candidate to lead this country. Our goal is to provide you with information...

People should not be taught to see color

People should not be taught to see color

Justin Buynak, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Imagine a society where people were judged based on their personality and merit, where no discrimination existed. It’s an ideal society right? This is completely achievable if we start teaching students to be what is often referred to today as "colorblind". In other words, people should not be vie...

Why we need to be taught how to see race

Junior Taha Vahanvaty is pictured, symbolically showing, with his hands, how people should not see color.

Taha Vahanvaty, staff writer

March 12, 2020

Colorblindness. No, not the disease that affects the cones in your eyes. The “colorblindness” I’m referring to is a term that has been used by individuals to describe their refusal to see race. By saying “I’m colorblind” people don’t actually mean that they can’t see blue or green; rath...

Should people see race?

Should people see race?

Jasmyn Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

What is love?

Valentine's Day is here, do you have love? A photo from pixabay.

Samuel Watanabe, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

"Love is a force of nature,” according to Psychology Today. Love is humanity's biggest downfall and biggest motivation. It provides people with the greatest form of joy they will ever receive, but it also holds the power to destroy and hurt people deeply. Love is a two-way street and it has building...

What does Christmas mean to today’s society?

Many people put up  nativity Christmas lights during the holiday season.

Taha Vahanvaty, Staff writer

December 19, 2019

The Christmas vibe is impossible to ignore while walking down Main Street this time of year. Whether it’s the new Starbucks coffee cup design or KFC’s new Christmas Dinner Box, the festivities not only fill the air, but also our coffee and food. But while walking the same sidewalk on Main Street, s...

SHS students mourn death of famous rapper

Photo via flickr.
Juice Wrld at one of his concerts.

Tyler Stone, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Beloved rapper Juice Wrld has unfortunately passed away at the young age of 21 after having a seizure in a Chicago Airport. Juice Wrld, real name Jared Higgins, rose to fame in the summer of 2018 with his hit songs "Lucid Dreams" which helped gain him a huge following. Wrld kept up with his music...

People must become more aware and take care of the planet

A beautiful nature scene showing a waterfall and trees.

Justin Buynak, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Imagine walking on a breezy beach in New Jersey, the beautiful sun setting, and giant patches of garbage patches slowly floating to shore. The environment is one of the most important aspects of one’s daily life. Without it, people would have trouble staying alive. Even so, many people trash it...

Dear Hollywood: Please for the love of God, stop making remakes

Dear Hollywood: Please for the love of God, stop making remakes

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Picture this: A room of extremely rich movie producers sit down around a table. Their only goal is to make money. One of the filthy rich producers says, "Guys, what if we just remade a classic movie that already exists?" This is obviously the easiest way to profit off of the nostalgia of innocent movie-goers....

Students must consider a variety of criteria when choosing a college

A pile of books about college admissions at the Eastern Monroe Public Library.

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

It is fairly common for high school students to put pressure on themselves in order to get the grades they need to get into a prestigious college. These students and their parents believe that earning a degree from a top college will inevitably set the graduate up for a successful future. False. ...

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