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Supreme Court debate divides nation

Supreme Court debate divides nation

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Uncategorized

On April 10, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. There was a long battle over this nomination since former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016. Both Republicans and Democrats were eager to claim the seat. For...

Don’t trust the DNA

Don’t trust the DNA

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

As a history buff, my family history is important to me. I’ve always been curious about my roots, and I’ve always intended to discover more about them. Last year, I finally decided to start searching for more. I used my living relatives, available records and Google to try to discover where my...

AP Test + Final = Overkill

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

The beginning of May is a stressful time for students because it marks the beginning of AP exams. It is the culmination of all the material learned over the past two semesters. A lot of hard work and late nights goes into these exams to reach the score of a precious “5.” After the tests are over,...

Brand name diploma?

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Editorials, Opinion, Print Issues

If you speak to any high school student preparing to apply to or choosing a college, you will hear the “horror” they endure applying to eight-plus schools while having no idea where they want to go. Some even admit to not really caring whether or not they are accepted into many of the schools they...

Policy before party

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Opinion, Print Issues

During his farewell address, the first president of the United States George Washington warned against the formation of two opposing political parties. Of course, the country did not heed his warning, and instead did the exact opposite, forming two major political parties that we now know as the Democratic...

‘Dis Generation’

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

When we are kids, we are careless, happy-go-lucky and innocent. We spend our days without worry, living in a Hakuna-Matata way. By the time we reach middle school or high school, we are then bombarded by the fact that the world will soon cave in on us and become a horrible place unlike the place we’...

Tied to the policy

Hallie Coleman, Online
April 12, 2017
Filed under April 13, Opinion, Print Issues, Uncategorized

The worst feeling occurs during the last weeks of school with finals coming up. It occurs when you receive the one white piece of paper among the colored papers notifying you that you do not get to exempt a final either due to your absences or poor grades. In my case, it was due to many absences. I am...

Why Nationalism is on the Rise

Henry Groya, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

When Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8, not only did it become apparent that Americans were in shock, but the world as well. Trump ran on an anti-establishment platform advocating for the implementation of nationalistic policies such as building a wall along the American-Mexican border, stopping...

Katie Palermo, Photo editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

Starting on Feb. 4, I embarked on a Utah ski trip with 28 fellow cancer survivors from Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. The program is held by Children’s Oncology Services (COSI), which provides pediatric cancer patients and survivors programs such as summer camps, dude ranches, whitewater...

Streaks for weeks

Sarah Grier, Assistant online/social media editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under March 3, Opinion, Print Issues

Snapchat has completely dictated my life for the past five years. The instant communication of photos allows the potential documentation of every new experience, making it impossible to miss out. While this privilege is often abused with mundane daily dog filter stories, it offers the opportunity for...

Philosophy II: An Ode to JV

Phil Smith, Editor in Chief
March 2, 2017
Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Baseball in 2012. Girls Gymnastics in 2014. Boys Water Polo in 2012 and 2015. Stephanie Lin’s three badminton titles in a row, and, of course, Boys Swimming and Diving in 2016. In my four years at LT, I have witnessed varsity athletes do some amazing things. This column isn’t about any of them....

Law and Order: DJT

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The recently-elected President Donald Trump has often called for a return of law and order to the country. Although these calls involve fiery rhetoric that seems dangerous for specific minority groups in America, the president is right, perhaps unintentionally, that America currently lacks a sense of...

A failed movement

A failed movement

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Former Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was elected Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair on Feb. 25, 2017. Securing 235 votes, he narrowly defeated Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota who received 200 votes. The election of Perez, an establishment favorite, is a fatal blow to the Democratic party. If th...

‘Hello Internet’s’ vinyl podcast misses its mark

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

When I heard that the podcast “Hello Internet,” hosted by education youtubers CPG Grey and Brady Haran, were releasing a podcast printed exclusively on vinyl, I was gripped by the novelty, the irony, and the notion of a podcast pressed onto a physical object. The notion ricocheted around my head ...

Cynical perceptions

Cynical perceptions

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Former presidents of the United States have modeled what it means to be the perfect American. For example, Theodore Roosevelt. Parents would tell their children that if they worked hard in school and did everything right, then they could grow up to be like trust-buster Teddy. However, we do not see th...

Conservatism is the New Counterculture

Henry Groya, Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion

During the Vietnam War era, liberalism was considered to be the counterculture. Being a liberal or left-leaning thinker was “cool, hip, and original.” The 1960s and 1970s were a time where American conservatism was the so-called “establishment.” Mainstream culture fed into conservative beliefs...

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