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The perks of being polyglot

Issra Said, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

There are approximately 6,500 spoken languages in the world, yet only 15-20 percent of Americans consider themselves bilingual (University of Texas). Countless studies exemplify the benefits of learning another language, but Ameri...

Cultures as Costumes

Cultures as Costumes

March 12, 2017

Trigger warnings: Pro/Con

March 8, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

Two of our writers examine the positive and negative aspects of trigger warnings.

Apps: Helpful or a Waste of Time?

Matilda Buehler, Staff writer

March 7, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

From the minute we wake up, most of us highly depend on our phones. We use it to set our alarm, check the time, upload pictures, or tweet about the last interesting event. Nowadays a great majority of the American population relies...

Prescription Drug Advertising

Lyndsey Case, Social Media manager

March 2, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

Lyndsey Case (12) and Mackenzie Brey (11) access the pros and cons to prescription drug advertising.

President’s Day: the never noticed holiday

Megan Rinock, Illustrator

February 21, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

There are a lot of holidays in American culture that are about as noticeable as dirt. Without fail, Americans never actually celebrate the few holidays that we do have about our country. The only major country-celebrating we do...

CON: Healthcare is a right, not a privilege

Meredith Ablao, News Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

We know how the bathrooms at Portage Northern are absolutely trash, right? There are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the main ones is that the custodial staff has been privatized. The move, which allows different companies...

Russian Interference in Presidential Election

Komalpreet Kaur, J1 staff writer

January 16, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion, Uncategorized

The date of inauguration is nearing, and PEOTUS Donald Trump is still being questioned by the media regarding the election. From CNN to the CIA, many organizations are raising queries that are getting the population to wonder...

Debunking the myth of the wage gap

Deidre Crowell, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

Filed under All, Opinion

Over the the past few years, the gender wage gap has become a prevalent social issue. Taking a look at the raw numbers, feminist activists claim that women’s earning 77 cents on the dollar men earn is outright discrimination...

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