TikTok Limit Protects Youth

by Timaya Pulliam ‘23 The social platform TikTok is creating a new default setting for users under 18 years old, where there will be a one-hour daily screen time maximum. The company worked with the Digital Wellness Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital to create the limit. The restriction is being introduced to stop young people from nonstop scrolling. Setting these … Read More

Don’t Forgive Debt

by Anna Haas ‘23 Last summer, President Biden announced his student loan forgiveness plan, to the delight and relief of many facing student debt. The plan stated that more than 40 million federal student loan borrowers could be eligible for up to $20,000 in debt forgiveness. However, the Supreme Court must first rule that the plan is allowed to move … Read More

Keep Employees Home

by Alex Braun ‘23 When the Coronavirus struck, the workforce was changed tremendously. Offices shut down and almost everything went online, with employees having to adapt and work from home. However, as we get further from the pandemic and go back to “normal”, several large companies such as Disney, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan have begun issuing deadlines for their … Read More

Tate Should be Tossed Aside

by Alexis Booker ‘23 Former professional kickboxer turned social media personality, Andrew Tate, has recently landed in hot water with Romanian police officials after being arrested in his Romania estate on December 29 for human trafficking allegations. Prior to Tate’s arrest, he had left the country after similar allegations and went on to gain traction with male adolescents and men … Read More

Defending AI Artwork

by Genevieve Mayle ‘23 Jason M. Allen’s “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial,” an artificial intelligence (AI) generated art piece, won first place in the Colorado State Fair’s annual digital art competition, sparking outrage from artists who claimed he cheated. Digital artists primarily create art using programs such as Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint. The applications of these programs and AI art generators … Read More

Keep the Statues

by Anna Haas ‘23 Last May, five graduate students at Princeton circulated a petition for the removal of a statue of John Witherspoon. Princeton’s sixth president, Witherspoon was an influential figure in the American Revolution as well as the only clergyman and college president to sign the Declaration of Independence. Despite his influence and legacy as a patriot, Princeton wants … Read More

Trades Must be Promoted

by Payton Seppala ‘23 For many students, college is promoted as the only real gateway to a successful career, and fewer students are entering trade schools or joining the workforce in skilled jobs. Because of this, the US Chamber of Commerce reports a “massive shortage of skilled workers” for this year, which, left unchecked, will cause detrimental effects for the … Read More

History Repeats Itself, Again

by Lauren Frank ‘23 Two years have passed since the January 6 insurrection, and unfortunately identical events have unfolded elsewhere. On January 8, hundreds of violent, right-wing Brazilian protestors who support President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress and other government buildings, in retaliation against opposing presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s victory. Many parallels are seen between the events in … Read More

Financial Aid Aids Students

 by Ziv Golan ‘26 As a person grows up and becomes an adult they take on a lot of new responsibilities, including getting a job and paying bills and taxes. According to Fox Business, 87% of teens have little knowledge of personal finance. This is a very serious issue and deserves attention, with schools being an easy way to let … Read More

Give Seniors a Break

by Cailin Russell ‘23 For many students, the first quarter of senior year is the most stressful time of their high school career. In addition to their usual workload, seniors are completing and submitting their college applications, many of which are due November 1 for Early Action deadlines. Seniors should be excused from homework assignments and tests for the last … Read More