Becoming More Eco-Friendly: A Teen’s Guide

Recently people find themselves on Twitter and Instagram strolling through endless reposts of pictures or videos that show the effects on climate change or some form of environmental destruction. Instead of staring at these pictures and forgetting them an hour later, we need to acknowledge the fact that we can do something about it. As more and more teenagers vocally … Read More

Twitter Disallows Political Ads Ahead of 2020 Elections

by Eve Schlegel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that Twitter will ban all political advertisements on its platform. In a Twitter post on his own page, he said he believed that the reach of political messages “should be earned, not bought.” Dorsey believes the spreading of misinformation makes putting out political ads impossible to regulate, and worries that it … Read More

Voting For Someone Four Times Your Age

by Jimmy Yates ‘21 I disagree with my parents on some political issues due to our 25-year age difference. Now imagine trying to find someone 50-60 years older than you to make the most important decisions for the nation for the next four years. Discovering what to believe and why is hard enough. First time voters also must match their … Read More

Positive News to Make You Smile (Part 2)

by Julia Robins ‘20 Every newspaper, magazine, and television newscast shows the same stressful and depressing stories of war, pollution, inequality, and divisive politics. Where are the uplifting stories? This constant negativity is harmful to one’s mental health. According to the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, television newscasts increases depression by 38 percent, and according to the Preventive Medicine … Read More

Hong Kong Protests Are Inspiring Message About Democracy

by Apurva Mahajan ‘22 In February of this year, Hong Kong proposed and passed an extradition bill, otherwise known as the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Bill, which would allow the government to consider sending a criminal suspect from another country back to Hong Kong to face a trial there, even if there wasn’t an … Read More

Positive News to Make You Smile

by Julia Robins ’20 I remember turning on the television on August 4th and seeing the news of the Dayton and El Paso shootings. I wish sincerely that when I turn on the television, I would see good news rather than stressful and depressing stories of war, terrorism, politics, pollution, drugs, and inequality. According to the Journal of Broadcasting & … Read More

Study Finds Publicized Police Brutality Affects Mental Health

by Martholdy Pierre-Canel ‘21 A highly circulated video on social media shows an incident that occurred on August 27 in which an 11-year-old, black female student at Mesa View Middle School is pinned to the ground. Officer Zachary Christensen of the Farmington Police Department in New Mexico slams the student against a window, then onto the ground as the student … Read More

After Horrible Weekend in August, Maybe Things Will Be Different

by Apurva Mahajan ‘22 After the El Paso and Dayton shootings that happened back-to-back in early August, many Americans waited to see how the government would respond to the public’s anger. The response from the White House and the Republican-controlled Senate has been disappointing to those who want to see changes to the nation’s gun laws. However, public support for … Read More

Greta Thunberg: Champion of the Climate Crisis

by Kara Thompson ’20 Generation Z has been the generation of change. From the Parkland students who organized March for Our Lives to student protesters at the March for Science, young people around the globe have been actively involved in fighting for their rights. As of late, many have been fighting for their futures. Greta Thunberg has become by far … Read More

Trump’s Withdrawal of Troops Betrays Kurdish Allies

by Sudha Sudhaker ’21 On October 6, 2019, President Trump withdrew 1,000 American troops from Northern Syria without any warning to America’s Kurdish allies. After Trump’s administration announced that United States troops would leave the border area, Turkey launched a military offensive into northeastern Syria. Trump defended his decision as an attempt to fulfill a campaign promise to end U.S. … Read More