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Mediocre at worst, mediocre at best

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Controversy surrounded President Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy in 2015. Few expected Trump, a candidate who had more ties to Democrats than to Republicans, to win the Republican nomination for president, let alone the general election. Yet here we are at the end of his first year, duri...

DJT trumps first year in office

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

President Donald J. Trump is perhaps the most contentious public figure in the 21st century. I can definitely say that I don’t agree with everything the president says or does (especially his irresponsible use of Twitter), but whether you like his personality or not, my aim is to discuss how Presi...

Since the Don of 2017

Sydney Kaehler, Opinions Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

It has been a little over a year since President Donald Trump took office. Although he may have compiled a solid list of accomplishments (rolling back President Barack Obama’s regulations, impressive judicial appointments, and the successful fight against ISIS), the good is definitely outweighed by ...

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 ...

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 ...

Let’s talk about it

Maddy Cohen, Art Director

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

There are three things you should never talk about in polite company: money, religion and politics. Luckily, I’m not polite. It has always been a principle for teachers to conceal their political views in the classroom. While this has made the school environment much more tepid, not discussing these...

Private is professional

Greg Smith, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

We learn a great deal from our teachers. Beyond rote knowledge, a good teacher can teach how to process information, how to reason, and how to arrive at logical conclusions. Good teachers can teach their students how to think. But a teacher does a disservice when he or she tries to teach what to t...

CounterPoint: Going global

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under May 25, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

The year is 2017. We are in an age where one can click a button and send information across the world through the internet, or book a plane ticket and be anywhere, doing anything, in person, in less than a day. Our world is global and is interconnected in more ways than are imaginable. Pursuing nationalistic...

Point: Make Nationalism Great Again

Henry Groya, Reporter

May 25, 2017


Filed under May 25, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Donald Trump being elected, the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and Marine Le Pen being a serious contender in the 2017 French elections all have something significant in common: nationalism is on the rise. When one hears the word “nationalism” one often associates it with something nega...

‘Dis Generation’

Thomas Atseff, Opinions editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under 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’...

All the news that’s fit to print

Phil Smith, Editor in chief

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

In 2013, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” set a noteworthy record. This was not in box office receipts, for Oscars awarded, or for any meaningful artistic achievement. No, this movie made history by using a certain four-letter word once almost every 19 seconds. For three straight hours,...

CounterPoint: Don’t panic and don’t sit out

Charlie Stelnicki, Managing editor of print content

December 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

On Nov. 8, a plurality of electoral college votes were won by a businessman who used a populist message to capture the dissatisfaction the white working class has felt for years. The election itself was incredibly polarizing. Day after day for over a year, our differences were shoved into our face...

Point: It’s time to Make America Great Again

Henry Groya, Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

This year’s presidential election shocked the country when businessman and celebrity Donald J. Trump was nominated as the next President. This came as a surprise to the nation, because a majority of political polls and media outlets favored Hillary Clinton to run away with the nomination. On Tuesday, ...

Safe spaces don’t make a safe school

Tim Mikulski, Art director

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

It makes sense that talk of safe spaces is centered on places of education. High school and college are intensely formative times, and students encounter frequent new ideas compared to the relative isolation that middle and elementary schools provide. LT students are receptive to each others’ ideas;...

Go safe or go home

Juliana Halpin, Managing editor of online content/social media content

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Whether it is intentional or unintentional, those who argue that safe spaces are unnecessary and have no place on school campuses are inadvertently arguing for students and staff to feel unsafe while on school grounds. Safe spaces have historically been places where groups of people with common characteristics...

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