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Desensitized: Adolescents Numb to Mass Shootings

Angela McKinzie ‘21, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

On April 20th, 1999, thirteen people--twelve students and one teacher--were murdered at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado at the hands of two gunmen. At the time, this shooting was seen as the most appalling, frightening shooting to take place in United States history. Since then, there have...

How Free is Freedom of Speech?

Sofia Pugliano '21, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

  Lately, there have been many discussions about Freedom of Speech. The ability to openly vocalize our opinions on political issues is a privilege that not all societies have. However, many Americans disagree on what Freedom of Speech truly means.   What is Freedom of Speech? Freedom of Speec...

Grand Jury Report: An Uneasy Time for the Catholic Church

Isabella Viator '22, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

The past few months have not been easy. Catholics and non-Catholics alike were extremely disturbed in August when the 900-page Grand Jury report holding the much-awaited truth about abuse in the Catholic dioceses in Western Pennsylvania was released. This truth has been lurking in the background of hu...

Peace in Our Time? North and South Korea Peace Looks Promising

Peace in Our Time? North and South Korea Peace Looks Promising

Dallas Mercurio '20, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 24, 2018

On April 27, 2018, the South Korean President Moon Jae-in and supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un met in what is known as the Inter-Korean Summit Meeting to try to reach a peace treaty or agreement to an official end of  the Korean War. The Korean War was actively fought in 1950 to 1953, but sin...

Airstrike on Syria

Jordan Weiss '19, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

Since the start of the Syrian civil war seven years ago, the Syrian government run by President Bashar al-Assad, has been initiating chemical attacks on the Syrian people to repress the rebellion. In 2013, the United States involved itself in the prevention of the chemical warfare in the Syrian civil war...

Still Afraid: Students Remain on Edge about School Shootings

Dallas Mercurio '20, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 22, 2018

It’s been roughly 4 months since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Regardless of which side of the gun debate you are on, school shootings are a terrifying occurrence anywhere. The Parkland shooting shook America to its core and is still affecting students today. From videos of the actual shoot...

Why Turkey is Calling for “Snap Elections”

Violet Wright '20, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently called for elections to be moved from November 2019 to June 24th, 2018. His reason for the snap elections is the call for a new government, one where he has more power and control over the people of Turkey. The new government would give the Presiden...

Students Speak Out After Parkland Shooting

Grace Doerfler '18, Editor-in-Chief and Clara Albacete '19, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2018

On February 14, 2018, a shooter entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 14 students and 3 adults. Grief enveloped the community, but instead of mourning quietly, the school's students are vocal in their grief, calling on lawmakers and President Trump to ensure that...

Women’s March 2018

Women’s March 2018

Kavya Weaver '20, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

On the weekend of January 20, hundreds of thousands of protesters around the world gathered for the 2nd annual Women’s March. Inspired by the slogan “Look back, march forward,” this march served as a commemoration and continuation of last year’s women’s march on Washington with countless wome...

Bitcoin 101

Emma Shaughnessy '20, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018

Currency is crucial to human life. It allows people to pay for the necessary items they need to survive such as food and a roof over their heads, but it is also great for splurging every once and a while on a fancy dinner or a family vacation. Ever since the earliest civilizations, currency was a physical method ...

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