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Dissent: keystones killing unnecessary work

January 5, 2016

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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, 2016

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 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...

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