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Opinion: Trump’s responses to tragedies fall short

Olivia Farmer, Staff Writer

June 7, 2017

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After the terrorist attack in London on June 3, President Donald Trump’s first tweet in response was: “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an...

Dear Seniors: Farewell from the underclassmen

Mikayla Davic, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

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As a sixth-grader in middle school, I had several friends who were in eighth grade. When the end of the school year came and they left, I was reassured by the fact that I would see them in high school. I didn’t worry about them...

100-Word Rant: Just Let School End

Bree Staley, News Editor

May 31, 2017

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Just let school end There is nothing worse than barely surviving most of the school year, just to have more work piled on during the last month. After eight months of school, students no longer have the time, energy, or motiv...

Festivals beat out tours

Andrea Henderson, Photography Editor

May 26, 2017

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With summer approaching, fewer artists are going on tour and more are performing at festivals. Festivals are sweeping the nation by featuring multiple popular artists all in one place for a weekend. Pittsburgh offers one festival,...

Expand NASA funding for human progress

Emma Dowker, Photography Editor

May 26, 2017

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The importance of scientific research and human progress is not usually considered a political issue. While many Americans, regardless of political ideology, find an interest in space or ocean exploration, NASA receives a small...

Opinion: Love yourself for who you are

Laura Harper, News Editor

May 26, 2017

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Newsstands are stuffed with Photoshop images of “flawless” models, setting the standard for what society defines as the “perfect” body or the “perfect” hair. But with the growing number of today’s youth who force...

End of school year brings lack of motivation

Michaela Cavataio, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Final exams. 100 point presentations. Five hours of studying a night. And absolutely no motivation. The end of the school year is filled with many events students look forward to the rest of the year: nice weather, prom,...

Exercising changes throughout time

Colton Hurley, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

From fad diets that sweep the nation, through New Year’s resolutions that often don’t last, to new ways to work out such as CrossFit, the way that people approach and think about physical fitness changes continually. Attitudes...

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