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Mental illness stigma continues despite recent developments

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

December 1, 2015

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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...

Unfair treatment towards certain student groups

December 1, 2015

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By Shawna Bratton Copy Editor There are three kinds of students in this school; the ones that play sports, the ones that work, and the ones that go home and relax the rest of the night. The school has two kinds of perspective...

Intense bullying in the LGBT community

Brynn MacDougall, Op-ed Editor

October 5, 2015

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Suicide is a well-known issue in society in general. However, many are unaware that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and teens that fall on other places on the spectrum (LGBT+) are more likely to kill themselves than their...

No Days Off for Muslims

October 5, 2015

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By Namish Siddiqui Features Editor Eid-ul-Adha is an Islamic holiday that takes place after the day of the religious pilgrimage Hajj. It is a scared holiday that Muslims hold dearly to their heart. The story behind it is that...

“You’re Just a Teenager”

Madison Pickul, Features Editor

September 30, 2015

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Whenever I said I was sad, anxious, or feeling depressed, someone always told  me, “Oh stop! You’re just being a teenager.” Boy, do I wish that had been the case. July 2014, I moved away from my grandparents, my best friend and I ha...

What we believe Neshaminy needs in a new superintendent

June 11, 2015

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  Superintendent Robert Copeland will be moving on to Lower Merion. Though it seemed he was a fresh face to the district, implementing programs as part of something “new,” Copeland has left and gone, and behind him he leaves a district altered, unsure and divi...

Last thoughts from the graduating editorial staff

June 11, 2015

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Some 19 and a half months ago, this paper published an unsigned editorial titled “Why we refuse to publish the R-Word,” in which the sitting editorial board put forth its reasoning for a newly instituted ban on the name of...

Stop trans-blindness: Adapt school policies to accomodate all students

June 11, 2015

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By Maddy Buffardi Managing and Op-Ed Editor The idea of being transgender has always existed but it does seem that it has become much more talked about and in the public eye as of recently. Being transgender simply means...

It’s time to stop ignoring the history of an entire culture

Grace Marion, Graphics Editor

June 11, 2015

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Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State signed Senate Bill 5433 into law, on May 8, making it mandatory for schools in that state to educate students about the history of all indigenous nations. The 29 federally recognized tribes...

Socialist feminism: Why it is different

May 6, 2015

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By Brianna Rayner Staff Writer "Feminism" is about equality of the sexes and activism to achieve such equality for women. Not all feminist agree about how to achieve that equivalence and what equality looks like. There are...

School board lacks civility, manifests internal bitterness

May 6, 2015

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Community members jeered and shouted as the Board of Directors, sprawled out on the stage, motioned to close Samuel Everett Elementary School. This scene was one among many reasons the March 17 school board meeting was disappointing....

Why feminism needs refocusing in America

May 6, 2015

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By Stephanie Harvey Business Editor Feminism, to the extent that it aims to end sexual discrimination, is a noble cause. Neither sex is superior or inferior to the other and all humans – males and females alike – deserve...

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