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Say yes: Senior reflects on high school experience

Ellen Bakal
June 5, 2017
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Say yes. This isn't the dreaded junior year that swallows time and any other passion one may have. Senior year is not a blow off year, prior to popular belief; it's time to have a high school experience. During my senior year, like every other senior, I was swamped with college stress. I decided to...

Make change, fight for reduced thrift store tax

Caroline Stiefbold
June 4, 2017
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As high schoolers, we need to take a look around us in the world. We can make an impact on our community. We can make lasting change. Taxes may seem inevitable. While our country may run on taxes, all taxes are not necessary at their current rates. Purchases at thrift shops are taxed at the same...

Stand up to teachers, let student voices be heard

Kayleigh Padar
June 4, 2017
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"Do you even have a voice?" Surprisingly, this condescending, mood altering question didn't come from a freshman boy trying to get a reaction, but instead from a teacher who is supposed to be helping me learn. Adults, specifically teachers, need to be conscious of how they speak to students because...

Free speech is not so free anymore

Tommy Lumsden
June 1, 2017
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Recently, one of my favorite shows ever was taken off the air. "Last Man Standing," starring Tim Allen, was a hit comedy on ABC, actually ranking second only behind the Big Bang Theory. I have the answer as to why a TV company got rid of one of their best shows going into the sixth season on air:...

Pursue passions, inspire essays

Jamie Anderluh
May 31, 2017
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A two-period forum was held for the juniors last week. Its purpose was to begin to engage students in the college essay writing process, and–perhaps more importantly–to discuss what exactly makes a college essay memorable. The observation to be made here, incidentally, is how many individuals...

Students’ online impacts have consenquences

Nathan Kim
May 30, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up, Uncategorized

The internet, while being a valuable resource, can become incredibly toxic and destructive. The anonimity the internet provides allows people to act however they want without consequence, giving others a false sense of invincibility. This results in many people posting inappropriate or derogatory...

Finding common ground amidst political differences

Nathan Kim
May 30, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Politics has diverged to a point where many liberals and conservatives are unable to come to consensus with their beliefs or overcome their ideological differences. Rather than agreeing to constructively cooperate to further the country, the opposing political ideals have instead embraced extremism:...

Students continue to deal with student deaths respectfully, appropriately

The Correspondent staff
May 4, 2017
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Experiencing death can be a difficult and oftentimes confusing process for high school students, especially when those deaths occur among their peers. With the recent passings of senior Nick Spaid and 2016 graduate Kamil Jackowski, many students have found themselves in unfamiliar territory. Spaid...

Don’t test other people’s tastes

Zoe Strozewski
April 21, 2017
Filed under Online only, Opinions

I recently bought a pair of socks that are odd. And by odd I mean that they have pictures of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on them. I remember that as I proudly showed the socks to each of my family members and friends, each time I was inevitably greeted by a response along the lines of "why...

Reading for fun offers valuable benefits

Kelly McCarthy
March 23, 2017
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When most students think of reading, visions of their long history chapters or their annotated copies of The Scarlet Letter immediately come to mind. However, few high school students seem to enjoy pleasure reading or even seem open to the idea of picking up a book in their free time. Granted, many stu...

This “nasty” feminist fears female futures

Zoe Strozewski
March 15, 2017
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With the recent inauguration of Donald Trump, feminism has become one of the most important topics in modern society. For many feminists, the new presidential administration is undoubtedly a loss and it's easy to see why. Trump is one of the most passionate anti-abortion advocates we've had as...

Mental health would improve with school beauty

Zoe Strozewski
January 23, 2017
Filed under Online only, Opinions

Without sugarcoating it, John Hersey High School looks like a dungeon. There are hardly any windows and the only colors I see throughout the day are brown, beige, and white. I legitimately feel like I'm coming out of a coma whenever I walk outside after the end of school. This dull school environment...

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