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“Moana” Review

“Moana” Review

Thomas Atseff, Opinions Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

In the past few years, Disney has been churning out quality animated movies with very little duds and misfires, releasing hits like “Tangled,” “Wreck-it-Ralph,” “Frozen,” “Big Hero 6” and this year’s “Zootopia.” Their latest, highly anticipated animated adventure was “Moana,” which f...

Understand the fear

Understand the fear

Thomas Attseff, Opinions editor

November 22, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The 2016 election has come and gone, but the residual fear, anger and discussion are as heated and contentious as the election itself. Following Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, many people were angry and upset. There have been protests across the country throughout the following days, and ...

Thinking about moving to Canada? There’s the door

Spiro Kass, Business Manager

November 16, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The 2016 presidential election has been one of the most polarizing, politically-heated debates to date. Throughout this past year, millions of people have made vulgar complaints and threats about both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton over social media, blogs, and several other forms of internet communica...

Anti-Trump protesters are misguided

Anti-Trump protesters are misguided

Danny Kilrea, Copy editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Following Donald J. Trump’s victory in the U.S. Presidential race, anti-Trump supporters erupted into protest outside the White House and in many major cities around the country. Clinton supporters were seen burning American flags and clashing with Trump supporters. While protesters have the righ...

Forcing fear

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials, oct 27, Opinion

If you have ever watched CNN, msNBC, Fox News or any other mainstream news media program, you are constantly reminded that at any moment you may be killed in a terrorist attack. If you watch or read any of these networks, to you, ISIS is invading America every day, Russia is trying to take over the world...

The divided states of America

October 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials, oct 27, Opinion

A Gallup Poll found in 2011 that only 44 percent of Americans believe that the next generation will have a better life than their parents. This is the lowest amount of Americans since the question was first asked in 1983. America’s unity has always been in question, dating back to the beginning...

Security for students

October 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials, oct 27, Opinion

The common misconception regarding our town is that we live in a perfect community. Tragedy has hit us in the past, and even if crime hasn’t personally affected you, letting your guard down and blowing caution to the wind just because we live in a “pleasant suburb” is foolish. But most of us do...

Character is how you act when no one is watching

Character is how you act when no one is watching

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Leaked comments from the Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump were released in a 2005 recording including lewd comments about women. His dialogue has caused many key Republicans to drop their endorsements and even call for the RNC to lawyer up and attempt to switch the party’s candidate. ...

Federal kratom ban delayed

Federal kratom ban delayed

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued a press release on Aug. 30, 2016, stating its intent to move an herbal compound known as kratom to the Schedule I category due to the belief of it having a high potential for abuse and a claim that kratom does not provide any currently accepted medical uses. Originally...

Book Review: “Crippled America”

Book Review: “Crippled America”

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter

September 26, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

In the Current Affairs section at Barnes & Noble, Donald Trump's scowl on the cover of “Crippled America” glares down passersby. A political narrative at a surprisingly low 193 pages, “Crippled America” is the ultimate campaign read for any hardcore Trump supporter, but also a decent insig...

Aimless Arms

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Warning: This is an editorial on gun control. Please refrain from shutting down your mind until you hear what I have to say; I promise to not propose anything too radical. On June 12, 2016, 49 people were murdered and 53 others were injured in a terrorist attack and hate crime in a gay nightclub in...

A helping hand

Sydney Kaehler, Assistant Opinions editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has recently declared that September is Suicide Prevention month. Of course, we should be aware of suicide year round; however, especially with school starting we need to be more conscious of and enlightened about what is many times, the root of why we feel...

Required Revisions

Danny Kilrea, Reporter

September 22, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Every LT student has secretly pulled out his or her phone in the hallway to quickly send a few Snapchats, texted during a movie day in class, scrolled through Twitter during lunch or even tried to check Canvas during lunch study hall.  Until this year, every student did it in fear that a teacher would...

The problem with rape culture today

The problem with rape culture today

Hallie Coleman, Assistant Online Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Why do the headlines read “Stanford swimmer guilty of rape” or “Stanford swimmer released early”? There are a lot of words that come to mind for a rapist-repulsive, vulgar, awful, disgusting, domineering, selfish, horrific, creepy, vile, but the word chosen was swimmer.  A rapist deserves no...

September marks go gold for pediatric cancer

September marks go gold for pediatric cancer

Katie Palermo, Photo Editor

September 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

Very few are aware that September marks the month for pediatric cancer awareness. The gold ribbon represents all pediatric cancer patients. As a two-time acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patient, I have always brought awareness to the cause no matter what month it was. Within the past few years, September...

Life, liberty and the pursuit of standing

Life, liberty and the pursuit of standing

Danny Kilrea, Reporter

September 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Top Stories

California 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has not stood for the national anthem this football season because of racial injustice and police brutality in the United States.  After tremendous backlash, Kaepernick adjusted his stance and kneeled during the national anthem before a preseason game...

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