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Making Your Mark in Democracy

Making Your Mark in Democracy

Zoe May, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2020

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Strikes for Sustainability

Strikes for Sustainability

October 31, 2019

Junior Anya Gandavadi Speaks on Youth-Led Climate Strikes and their Impact on Students A record of 7.9 million people took to the streets in Sept. 2019 to protest government and business inaction on climate change — the biggest climate mobilization in history. These strikes, led mostly by young people, ...

JUUL Regret It

JUUL Regret It

October 1, 2019

The Harsh Reality of Electronic Cigarettes Due to the myth that electronic cigarettes are not as dangerous as regular cigarettes, electronic cigarettes have quickly risen in popularity, evolving to become a prominent aspect in society. However, the lack of concrete research into the long-term effects o...

What Teens Should Know About the Government Shutdown

President Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2019. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

February 12, 2019

With the recent government shutdown and one beginning again on February 15th, it’s important for teens to know how and why government shutdowns happen. Here are some quick things you should know about the government and the shutdown in 2019: The first government shutdown the United States faced was in 1980 ...

Sounds of Death

Sounds of Death

January 31, 2019

Two Teens Suffer From a Blindly Dangerous Habit Shared Among All Citizens From keys to credit cards being the number one items an individual makes sure to never leave the house without, headphones have become an essential necessity in addition to these items. Today, headphones serve as a vital access...

STRAWS SUCK!

STRAWS SUCK!

January 28, 2019

STRAW BANS COME INTO EFFECT ACROSS THE COUNTRY In July, Seattle was the first large city to ban single use plastic straws and plastic utensils with the threat of a $250 fine to businesses and companies that refuse to comply. Subsequently, California became the first state to propose bans on straw distri...

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