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Free speech is not so free anymore

Tommy Lumsden

June 1, 2017


Filed under Opinions

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:...

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...

Time to move forward past election–together

Kelly McCarthy

January 16, 2017


Filed under Opinions

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, and with his inauguration quickly approaching, our country feels just as divided as ever. The tensions and overall negativity surrounding the outcome (especially in the rather liberal city of Chicago and state of...

Social media creates little productivity

Kelly McCarthy

January 16, 2017


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Our generation truly is the generation of social media, of using the Internet to share everything in our lives--from the small day-to-day occurrences to the big life-changing updates. Most teens utilize multiple social media platforms, including Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Between...

Journalism 1 student recommends elective

Max Svienty

January 6, 2017


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The world is ever changing with the use of technology and the internet, but the newspaper has been long lasting. Newspapers have been around for centuries, and they are‍ here to stay. Devices such as cameras, iPads, and computers are used in class. Students will also learn how to use Indesign and...

Stay involved in politics

Sneh Pandya

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Election season is over, so now it's time to go back to our daily routine void of all politics and controversy, right? No. American democracy is a beautiful thing, revolutionary in idea and that it has existed for as long as it has, combatting opposing ideologies within and outside of the United States. However,...

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