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Free Lunch

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When LT students enter NC, they reach a milestone of maturation, and plentiful privileges come along with this transition. At the age of 16, students are eligible to work and join the trade union, operate a motor vehicle, and even enlist in the military with parental consent. Although national and local...

Back to the Suburbs

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The first thing I want to say is that this entire argument stems from social pressure and the word “wanderlust.” Don’t get me wrong, I want to travel around aimlessly and score an amazing job by age 25 as much as the next girl on the cusp of adulthood, but I’m a realist who doesn’t sugarcoat...

Parting column

Parting column

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Well, I guess this is it. Technically, there’s still 10 days until I graduate, but this is my last column, as you could probably assume. I’ve rewritten this multiple times already, because I wasn’t really sure what to say. Political? Witty? Nostalgic? Do people even read this? I’ve struggled...

Cast your vote

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We are lucky enough to live in a country that allows its citizens to elect its leaders. Voting is a right that Americans have advocated and fought for through the American Revolution, the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement; however, many people today abstain from voting for reasons...

Politics on the taxpayer’s dime

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Our position: In the interest of preventing the government from subsidizing certain speech and preventing others, the government should not allow organizations that receive public funding to donate to political campaigns, but should not make any further regulation of campaign finance other than prohibiting...

School safety is the answer

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Since the recent mass school shooting, this one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, issues surrounding these awful incidents have remained on the nation’s mind nonstop. Different proposals and courses of action have been suggested as measures to stop such crimes from...

More mental health

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

All across the country, whether in first grade or college, students now share a universal fear. A fear that affects a person’s sense of safety, focus and emotional well-being in an environment that should be kept harmless and comfortable. A fear that no one, let alone a student, should ever have to...

Regulations first

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

CNN reported that there has been an average of one school shooting per week in 2018. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, this statistic is universally not okay. We ask, “why does this keep happening?” It’s not because our schools aren’t protected enough. It’s not strictly because...

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Media Mayhem: Inside the Chicago Tribune’s unprecedented push for unionization

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, News, Top Stories

As long-time readers of the Chicago Tribune can attest, the prestigious newspaper's editorial page has consistently published eviscerating editorials that have taken a vociferous anti-union posture. But despite that long-held position, staffers at the nearly 171 year old paper are pushing for un...

Internet access is important

Internet access is important

April 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Imagine going about your business in the library, working on an assignment. While looking up new information, you click on a link and receive nothing but a screen saying that the site you are trying to reach is blocked because of questionable content. At LT, this is far too common an occurrence. The...

Free exercise

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Separation of church and state; while most high school students cite this phrase when they think of the Constitution, it’s actually one of the most misunderstood principles of American government. For starters, the Constitution never actually says the words “separation of church and state.”...

Letter to the Editor: Wi-Fi

Caroline Trecartin, Freelance Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

"What's the Wi-Fi password?" is the number one question I hear nowadays. Whether it's in a restaurant, at a friend's house or even in a grocery store, people constantly need to be messaging others and staying connected with the latest news. For the past several decades, technology has been consistently...

Media Mayhem: How a church retreat reminded me of the value of points of view

Media Mayhem: How a church retreat reminded me of the value of points of view

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem, Opinion

Despite what some may claim, teenagers are aware of the world around them. Some are more aware of world than others, but high school students do consume news—however, teenagers often consume the news in forms different than people have in the past: online. I read the news like some adults do, in prin...

To whom shall we entrust our safety?

To whom shall we entrust our safety?

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Uncategorized

In the wake of the school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Fla., school security has thrust itself to the top of policy agenda. The knee-jerk calls for gun control from liberal reactionaries dominate the headlines as talking heads on cable news jabber. The usual suspects in Congress staged...

A startling (lack of) statistics

A startling (lack of) statistics

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

March 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Online Exclusives, Opinion

A little under a month after the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, America is still shaken. In pursuit of answers, I looked for some information about gun violence, school shootings specifically. What was startling to me was not the amount of deaths or shootings, but the fact that I could not find...

Dumping DACA

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Ever since Donald Trump emerged in the political scene, his presidential campaign and promises have been focused on solutions for the immense immigration problem in the United States. Some of the ideas include building a wall and greatly reducing the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA). Trump’...

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