The Northern Light

Selfies are empowering, not vain

Selfies are empowering, not vain

Kylie Clifton, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under All, Byline, Opinion

If you open any of your social media platforms, you probably won’t have to look very far to find a selfie. Selfies, propelled by the invention of the cell phone front camera, have revolutionized the evolution of photography. As little as 10 years ago, selfies weren’t even a mainstream thing: you...

The “sensitive phone addicts”

The “sensitive phone addicts”

Staff and Lily Antor

March 13, 2018


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Our generation is incessantly criticized, whether it be for using our phones too often, being too sensitive, or caring too much about our appearances. We are condemned because our generation is ‘different.’ Older people like our parents and teachers don’t understand us because we have grown up in ...

Hate must not stand

Hate must not stand

Staff and Lily Antor

March 13, 2018


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This past Saturday, white nationalists again protested in Charlottesville, North Carolina, carrying torches and rallying around a statue of Robert E. Lee. A decorated war general and slave owner, Lee’s legacy, like our nation’s past, is troubled, and the contradictions that formed the foundations for...

Under pressure: students are crushed by the weight of homework

Under pressure: students are crushed by the weight of homework

Staff and Komalpreet Kaur

March 13, 2018


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In the daily life of a high schooler, there is a burgeoning list of things to do and insufficient hours in the day to complete them all and get enough sleep to stay healthy. While many adults argue that teenagers are “overcommitted,” in a six period day, if each teacher assigns us 30 minutes of homewo...

Even the toy store is gender segregated

Even the toy store is gender segregated

Trinity Woodruff, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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It’s 2018, and gender equality is all the rave, so the fact that there is two different sections for girl and boy toys can bring a few questions to the forefront. Almost every toy store in The United States is neatly divided into sections, one for boys, one for girls, and maybe a third for “gender...

Pro/Con: To Netflix or to cable, that is the question

Pro/Con: To Netflix or to cable, that is the question

Gabbie Byers, Lexi Doll

March 12, 2018


Filed under All, Opinion, Pro Con

Two staffers debate which media entertainment platform is superior to the other.

How well do standardized tests measure student abilities?

How well do standardized tests measure student abilities?

Gabbie Byers, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


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As students, we are expected to take tests everyday, each one a little harder than the other, but all equally stressful. Students have a great deal of stress on them every single day, we are forced to go to school for seven hours of the day, do homework once we get home, take action in school act...

A Kenny for your Thoughts: Teachers

A Kenny for your Thoughts: Teachers

Mackenzie Brey, Social Media Manager

March 6, 2018


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Teachers. We love them, we hate them, we email them at 1 a.m. in a wild concern for the paper we forgot about that was due at midnight. They have become the sun in the solar system of high school, and quite literally, we revolve around them. Another thing we revolve around is the education system. From co...

Exploring the ACAB counter-culture movement

Exploring the ACAB counter-culture movement

Manny Tsang, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under All, Byline, Opinion, Uncategorized

Imagine yourself in the shoes of a resident of Ferguson in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown. The community is being torn apart over the question of whether or not the officer, Darren Wilson, should be charged guilty for the murder. As this debate goes on, you hear people wondering if the police...

A Kenny for your Thoughts: PDA

A Kenny for your  Thoughts: PDA

Mackenzie Brey, Social Media Manager

February 27, 2018


Filed under All, Byline, Opinion

Picture it. You’re walking down a hallway, inhaling the overpowering smell of body odor and hope. You see a hunky football star wobbling down the hall with his eyes gorilla-glued onto the backside of his girlfriend. He sneaks up behind her, grabbing her, all-but knocking her over, then plants a kiss on h...

There are thrifty ways to have your perfect Prom experience

There are thrifty ways to have your perfect Prom experience

Laura Koscinski, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under All, Byline, Opinion, Showcase

As winter is slowly coming to an end and spring is approaching us, the time has come to start prom shopping. Many students don’t even consider going to the dance because they either don't have the money or simply just don't want to go. Before deciding not to go because of the cost, consider th...

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