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Security is a huge necessity

Security is a huge necessity

Vinti Bakhshi, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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Nowadays, recent tragedies have emotionally left the nation in shambles. Shootings and terror attacks in Las Vegas, New York City, as well as areas left off the radar, have been affected by the aftermath of complete chaos. Victims have no longer been able to control how their lives will turn out psych...

Revealing Harvey Weinstein’s true colors

Revealing Harvey Weinstein’s true colors

Bailee Flanagan, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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Harvey Weinstein, an American film producer and former film executive will be facing allegations of over sixty cases of harassment. Who is Weinstein really?   Weinstein, to many women, is a repulsing man. As women from all over begin to speak out and tell their stories against their perso...

Kevin Spacey, a bad man

Kevin Spacey, a bad man

Gabi Zaro, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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Kevin Spacey is a two time Oscar winner, a former Broadway and theatre star, and the now-former star of Netflix’s House of Cards. Recently, many people have come out and told their story about how Spacey either attempted rape or harassed them. The question is, what did Kevin Spacey do exactly to make h...

Seniors should have to take final exams second semester

Seniors should have to take final exams second semester

Yusra Asif, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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The importance of final exams has been debated with students throughout different schools, usually towards the end of a semester. With that being said, students learn a substantial amount of new material over the course of a semester and are expected to review it all over and over again, until they have...

The real price of college

The real price of college

Bridget Baehl, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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As the cost of college  is rising between 2.9% and 3.6%, education is becoming less affordable each year for incoming college students.  The old saying , “You have to  spend money to make money” begs the question —how much money is too much money to spend on one's education?         A ...

Editorial: Crowd safety in the 21st century

Editorial: Crowd safety in the 21st century

November 21, 2017


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In today’s world, terrorism is a real and ever present threat. A new addition, however, is vehicles being used to conduct these deadly acts. If you Google Barcelona, New York or Charlottesville preceded by the word “terror,” you would be presented with pages upon pages of articles about deadly ...

Technology should be integrated in classrooms

Technology should be integrated in classrooms

Yusra Asif, Journalism Student

November 16, 2017


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The importance of technology in our day to day lives has only increased over the years. It is important for one to understand how the integration of technology in the classroom benefits students in various ways. It not only benefits them, but also saves so much more time for learning.       ...

Social anxiety disorder and America’s youth

Social anxiety disorder and America’s youth

Daniel Bahena, Journalism Student

November 16, 2017


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Social Anxiety Disorder is a disorder that affects 6.8% of the US population. It is common for symptoms to appear at age thirteen. These statistics bring light to the fact that many American young adults suffer from this disorder. It is even more alarming that at 13, a growing student could be living...

Attention to colleges

Attention to colleges

Dimitar Spasovski, Journalism Student

November 16, 2017


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The importance of attending a four-year college has always been stressed by teachers, counselors and even the government. Many organizations state that a four-year college degree is required for success in adulthood. In reality, a four-year college degree is not necessary for success due to a huge incre...

AP classes can be more harmful than helpful

AP classes can be more harmful than helpful

Sabine Kempfe, Editor-In-Chief

November 16, 2017


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AP (or Advanced Placement) classes are a large part of the modern education system of America. While some people believe that AP classes are more beneficial than harmful, an abundance of these courses can be counterproductive to a student’s education. Advanced Placement is a program in the Unite...

Standardized testing strikes Glenbard District 87

Patrick Poirier, Lenses Editor

October 14, 2017


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On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, Glenbard District 87 held a standardized testGetty Images/Moment Open Google Image ing day for the PSAT. This applied to sophomores and juniors as both took this test within the high school buildings. Many people do value the scores they get on these tests, and many...

Dreamers have stopped dreaming

Natalia Santis, Writer

September 8, 2017


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On September 5th, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that his administration would be getting rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Although this decision is not related to the Mexican Border Wall,  a common topic surrounding the presidential campaign. This is one of the largest ...

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