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Category Archive: Editorials

Nov 06 2017

Breathalyzers violate privacy of attendees

In one of the enduring moments in the legal battle for student’s rights, Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas delivered the line “it can hardly be argued that students […] shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” His majority opinion in the case Tinker v. Des Moines set a …

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Nov 06 2017

Late bus program fails at intended purpose

The late bus runs on Mondays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and is a great advantage for those who stay after school for clubs, activities and after school help. At the same time, its effectiveness is limited because it is only available one day out of the whole week. There are several clubs and activities …

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Mar 10 2017

Community college offers valid alternative path

Going to community college is often unnecessarily looked down upon by the student community. As college applications approach deadline, more often than not, students want to leave this area purely because they dislike northern Virginia. This area may not be what everyone is searching for, but it is a shame that students automatically don’t look …

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Dec 01 2016

Wi-Fi fails to meet necessary internet standards

Wi-Fi is a service that many people can’t live without. They may use it for school work or just to go through Youtube when they’re bored, but everyone knows how hard it can be to do those things when the internet is slow or not even usable, which seems to be a recurring problem when …

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Dec 01 2016

Political groups should remain vocal for future

America has a lot to purge from its system. Fear of difference, rejection of the establishment and hate and anger; the underestimated movement of the 2016 election came at an unfortunate time and cost for progressive legislation, but it was unavoidable. According to our nation’s history, the anger of voters will continue to fester until …

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Dec 01 2016

Schools needlessly waste paper products

Despite how much progress technology has made, we are still bound to using paper for assignments, homework and pretty much anything remotely academic. The World Institute reports that globally, more than 300 million tons of paper are consumed yearly, with Canada and the United States being the leading manufacturing countries. According to the U.S  Environmental …

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Jun 28 2016

Genetically modified crops aid global health

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), specifically crops such as corn, wheat, tomatoes and rice, are rising in popularity as the agricultural industry attempts to keep up with the rapidly increasing population. A GMO is the result of a process by which genes from one organism are inserted into another in order to develop a desired trait. …

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Jun 28 2016

Harambe’s death heightens captivity debate

For thousands of years, humans have fawned over exotic wild animals while they were trapped behind bars. Currently global climate change is destroying habitats, causing them and the animals who live in it to disappear. This in turn allows zoos to argue their own existence is essential for the preservation of these endangered animals. Many …

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May 23 2016

2016 election promotes voter education

For the older demographic of the current generation, the 2016 presidential election represents their first foray into the vast expanse of the political realm. While this election process in particular has been riddled with complexities and complications such as the dispute over violence at the candidates’ rallies, its presence within current events benefits individuals that …

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May 20 2016

Proposed changes to currency minimize social activists

The United States currency is soon to get a controversial overhaul. Ever since the U.S. Treasury announced a redesign of the $10 bill in June, American citizens have weighed in with their opinions on who should earn a spot in print. Modern Money, the Treasury’s campaign to keep the public updated on the currency change, …

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