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The Unfair Advantages of Light-skinned People of Color

Vanessa Lopez, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinions

People from different ethnic groups come in a wide range of skin tones from dark brown to pale white. They also have many different “ethnic” looking features or even European features. This causes some of these minorities to experience racism or colorism, the systemic preference for individuals of...

This Generation’s Self-Deprecating Humor

Evelyn Downer, Contributing Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinions

Walking through the halls of any high school offers the promise of hearing many interesting conversations, from the events that took place during the weekend to dramatic retellings of stressful all-nighters. One unifying theme that all these conversations seem to have in common is self-deprecation and...

Senior-Only Prom

Kendall Chraplewski, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinions

Growing up, prom is thought of by many as that one quintessential high school dance marking the time preceding the milestone of high school graduation—that one night of high school to reminisce about in years to come. However, this romanticized notion is not held entirely true at CHS due in part to...

Go for Internships

Travis Davis, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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Whether it be not having enough cash in their pocket, being forced by their parents, or simply wanting some outlet to be productive, many high school students find it necessary to find work to complement their studies. However, it seems that these individuals are settling for the same low-paying jobs...

Zoos Are Beneficial

Joseph Salvinski, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Most people think of a zoo as a facility with indoor and outdoor settings where living, typically wild animals are kept for public exhibition. Some may say, like the definition implies, that a zoo’s only purpose is simply for humans to be entertained. On the contrary, zoos benefit animals more than...

Zoos Are Harmful

Makayla Oas, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Visiting the zoo has always been a phenomenal adventure for people of all ages. The zoo houses hundreds of various exotic animals that intrigue all visitors. Everybody loves this “safe haven” for adorable animals, but what is seen on the outside is just the opposite of what is really behind the cages....

New Diabolical Snapchat Update

Kay Oken, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Has a software team ever said, “Hey! Why don’t we have a new update that not only makes our app harder to use, but is also incredibly impractical?” Apparently, that must be what the developers at Snapchat had in mind when they released their latest update for the app. Recently, Snapchat underwent...

Say “No” to Armed Teachers

Vanessa Lopez, Reporter

March 21, 2018


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On Feb. 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was home to the third deadliest school shooting in the United States. After this tragedy, the topic of gun control and new gun safety laws became a popular conversation among politicians. Some of these politicians wanted to find...

The Truth of the Selfitis Disorder

The Truth of the Selfitis Disorder

Travis Davis, Reporter

March 1, 2018


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It seems nowadays that many Instagram accounts are dominated by selfies. It is evident that some are attempting to take a selfie with every combination of unique backgrounds and filters. While this may seem like a harmless habit, it may be indicative of the dreaded “selfitis” disorder according to...

Brands Must Diversify in Order to Remain Relevant in the Market

Aubree Trask, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinions, Opinions Columns

From high-end makeup brands found at Sephora to drugstore brands like L’Oreal, there is a lack of diversification of makeup products, resulting in limited options for certain bodies of people. This problem concerns not only race, but all forms of identities as well. Many brands make products that are...

Watch Movies in Comfort of Home VS Enjoying a Movie in Theatres

Sean Castro, Luke Kendall, Reporters

February 28, 2018


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Comfort of Your Own Home Everyone loves watching movies, but there is just one problem. Why go out when you can stay home and bring the theater to you? With online streaming, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Crackle, you will never have to go out to watch a movie. Movie theaters have plenty of p...

Volunteering Has Lost Its Purpose

Charles Jiang, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinions, Opinions Columns

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the U.S., the majority of volunteers are people from ages 16-19, and the number of volunteers in that age category are still rising. Although more teenagers are volunteering, not all of them are necessarily volunteering for the “right reasons.” This means...

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