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White Privilege in Crime Still Exists

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

January 14

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People of color make up about 13 percent of the United States population. However, over 60 percent of inmates in jail are non-white. On the other hand, whites count for 64 percent of the population but make up only 39 percent...

Limits to minors’ rights

January 5

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By Kirsten Magas Staff Writer Minors’ right to making decisions regarding their health care varies from state to state. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, the law generally requires minors to...

Police brutality a persistant problem

January 5

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By Juliet Okwara Literary Editor It took 13 months for the Chicago Police Department to release the video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald, a 17 year old black teen shot 16 times over the course of 14 seconds, 13 of which...

Physics disproves Turkey, Russia

January 5

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By Timothy Cho Editor-in-Chief On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Turkish jets shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet near the Turkey-Syria border, and both governments have disputed the specific details of what exactly occurred. Both presidents...

Dissent: keystones killing unnecessary work

January 5

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In recent years Neshaminy High School has begun to make the move from requiring a graduation project in addition to regular classes to receive a high school diploma, to requiring passing grades on the Pennsylvania Keystones test...

Graduation Requirements Inhibit Creativity

January 5

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Neshaminy High School’s current graduation requirement is for seniors to create a PowerPoint presentation and present it to the Guidance Department. After this year’s seniors graduate, the current graduation project will be...

Pressures of having the perfect body crushes teens’ self-esteem

December 9

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By Brianna Rayner Op-Ed Editor Macy races through the unwelcoming halls with a bag clutched in her hands; hidden inside is a bagel. With her eyes glued to the ground she tries avoiding as much confrontation as possible. The...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Aids pharmaceuticals, not working Americans

Spencer David Potts, Op-Ed Editor

December 9

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Not many Americans may recall NAFTA, the North American Free-Trade Agreement, which drove several million Mexican farmers off of their land whilst simultaneously causing the loss of over 700,000 American jobs as production moved...

‘Stonewall’ erases, whitewashes, misrepresents history

Nina Taranenko, Staff Writer

December 9

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In 1969 one of the most important events in LGBT history took place, the Stonewall Riots, later leading to the gay liberation movement. Neither Stonewall nor the riots will not be erased nor forgotten, nor the people who impacted...

Fine line between costumes, appropriation: Legitimate costumes versus using Halloween as excuse for inappropriate costumes

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

December 9

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With Halloween right around the corner, many have begun to prepare their costumes. While many costumes are harmless and fun, others cross the line into offensive. When costumes perpetuate racist stereotypes and costumes targeted...

Gender inequality at Neshaminy

December 9

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With ever-increasing awareness of differing beliefs on self-identified gender, the self-appointed understanding of an individual’s gender rather than the biological sex assigned at birth, and sexual preferences, the idea of...

Mental illness stigma continues despite recent developments

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

December 1

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With the Oregon school shooting still fresh in people’s minds, many are looking for a reason as to why Chris Harper-Mercer committed such a horrendous act. A popular conclusion is mental illness. “People with serious mental...

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