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AP should stand for A-Political

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The College Board: the powerful company that controls the SAT, the PSAT, and AP testing, among other college preparation tests. Most students are probably unaware of the Board’s influence in education or its organizational structure that works to insert politics into the classroom. While the College...

Sports vs. sleep

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

High school students are very busy. Obligations must be fulfilled and many extracurricular activities must be attended to not only have an enjoyable high school experience, but also to have a reasonable chance of admission to a post high school program of the student’s choice. Unfortunately, high...

Irate with immunization rates

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We are extremely fortunate to be living in 2017; at least from a healthcare perspective. We are living our healthiest, longest lives, with the most treatments and medications to combat and cure the most diseases. We’re at a point where we can prevent and eradicate disease that once plagued us just...

Let’s take a look at the bright side

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

We live in a country where past presidents are often denounced for erroneous policy and decision making, and Andrew Jackson has made his way onto the list over the years. Yes, he was not a perfect commander-in-chief. He was hostile to abolitionism, he inhumanely relocated thousands of Native Americans...

Acknowledgement overdue

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

The $20 bill is the third most common currency in circulation. The faces and symbols on this bill are intended to represent America; however, Andrew Jackson is currently the face of the $20 bill. His face does not remind us of the amazing history Americans have had, but a dark one that we often try to ...

A person first

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Pulse

I don’t want this to sound like “my manifesto” against LT, because I think the school, teachers and learning environment are great. But, I do have some issues with the student community. Actually, I’m not even going to be vague on this matter. I have an issue with what I heard in the hallway ye...

Changing tradition

Danny Kilrea, Freelance Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

With the recent feminist movement, our society has been much more conscientious about making sure men and women are equal, which is a good thing. One of the recent ideas is to put a woman, such as Harriet Tubman, on the $20 bill, considering it is only men right now. While equality is essential, I’m not ...

Set it down

Set it down

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The weekend of Nov. 3-5 was Operation Snowball’s Fall Retreat, which coincided with Kairos as well. I attended OSB as a staff member for the first time, and I cannot emphasize how impactful and incredible my weekend was. I was both anxious and excited to lead on Snowball for the first time; we all...

Correction: Fool’s gold card

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Correction: In our Oct. 26, 2017 issue we published a staff editorial on Gold Cards called “Fool’s gold card.” In it, we argued that not all sports should be required to sell them, but we included some false information about which teams do sell them. We stated that the football team does not hav...

Free speech hypocrisy

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Uncategorized

The war on media has picked up a lot of traction in the recent years, particularly due to President Donald Trump’s continuous attacks on the so-called “liberal and unfair” media. In response, the public has outcried that this is an attack on a key pillar of democracy, and a contributor to the president...

Enough is enough

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One of the most vivid memories of my childhood occurred Dec. 14, 2012. I was 12. I knew something was wrong when I came home, and my mom explained what had happened. I wasn’t even able to understand why someone would ever go to Sandy Hook Elementary School and murder 20 children and six adults. As...

Spiro Kass responds to criticism

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

After the distribution of the Sept. 22 issue featuring my profile on Nick Fuentes, I was well aware that my profile would stir discussion, one of the major reasons why I chose to write the article in the first place. Since the distribution, I have kept updated with all local complaints surrounding the int...

Climate consideration

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

October 31, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

I grew up in an environmentally conscious home. In middle school, instead of following the “Twilight” sagas, I would stay up late and watch documentaries about fracking and garbage island with my mom. I learned from a young age that many human activities have a major impact on our natural world;...

No peaking

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

High school is the only thing that’s on most of our minds, because it’s happening right now. Only seniors are worrying about what is to come next. No matter what everyone is thinking about, by senior year most of us have found our niche- the place you fit in. Everyone knows where everyone else st...

Fake digital image

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When scrolling through your Instagram feed or watching Snapchat stories, it’s rare that the pictures aren’t posed or that the videos aren’t staged. Everyone knows that the person you see on social media almost always isn’t the same person you’ll see walking through the halls. If everyone underst...

Activity restrictions

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At school, students are encouraged to get involved in activities. Participating in and contributing to a variety of clubs and teams makes for well-rounded students, creates larger networks of friends, and provides an overall healthy and positive experience. It does not make sense, then, that students ...

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