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Anti-LGBT Laws Spread Across World, Degrades Human Rights

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

April 13, 2016

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More and more anti-LGBT laws seem to be emerging lately. North Carolina banning transgender people from bathrooms that align with their gender identity, Georgia’s “religious faith” bill that would allow business owners to...

North Carolina passes anti-LGBT law

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

April 8, 2016

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On Mar. 23, North Carolina passed an abhorrent anti-LGBT law known as House Bill 2 (H.B.2). The hateful law bans transgender people from using any and all public bathrooms that do not align with the gender assigned to them at...

World’s safe haven turns into nightmare

March 17, 2016

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By Brianna Rayner Op-Ed Editor As the sun kissed the stunning city of Houston, Texas farewell; the moon has grown to be the only serenity remaining for a young, humble, in particular soul. As he lay in his single bed of his...

Prom severely overrated

March 17, 2016

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By Lea Hartley Staff Writer It’s the end of high school and the seniors are eager, anxious, optimistic, or overwhelmed with the new life that they will experience. Graduation is creeping up, but first, Prom. It's the last...

Music: why it matters, aids students’ education

March 17, 2016

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On Mar. 4, 2016, Editor in Chief Timothy Cho traveled to Penn State University and received First Place from the Scholastic Journalism Competitions organization for his editorial regarding the importance of music education in publ...

Mental illness in schools

March 17, 2016

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By Kirsten Magas Staff Writer Throughout the school year, plenty of students have been absent due to flu symptoms, strep throat, and other physical illnesses. However, not many students find it acceptable to stay home because...

Look at it Our Way: block scheduling helps long-term learning

March 17, 2016

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It happens every year, a process formally known by the education system as “course selection,” during which students determine the path of their upcoming year. At Neshaminy, the current schedule is set up such that students...

Look at it Our Way: block scheduling bad idea, harmful to students

March 17, 2016

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While some school districts, such Neshaminy’s neighbor Pennsbury, have implemented “block scheduling”- a scheduling system that mimics that of a college schedule, with half the classes and double the daily class time for...

FBI vs Apple: How this battle over privacy affects Apple users

March 17, 2016

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By Thomas Bank Staff Writer “If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about,” has been a common phrase used by Americans since 2013 when Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, leaked classified...

How to avoid the ‘Bern,’ build the movement

Spencer David Potts, Op-Ed Editor

March 17, 2016

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This election cycle has proved to be unique for many independent movements. Formerly Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has put up a fight for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, winning many states in a tight race against...

Access to safe abortions crucial for reproductive rights, freedom

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

March 17, 2016

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Easy access to safe abortion is crucial to reproductive rights, yet clinics are closing at an unprecedented rate in the United States. Many feel that the government placing restrictions in addition to shutting down clinics...

Stress, Cultural Divides, the New York Times: A Response

March 1, 2016

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By Gauri Mangala Features Editor On Dec. 26, the NY Times published a front-page article about the West-Windsor Plainsboro school district in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The article illustrated the debate of how the students wer...

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