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The bad

lexi gavlas, spotlight editor

June 1, 2017

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While many Netflix users binge watched the first season of the Netflix Original Series 13 Reasons Why on March 31, 2017, others had concerns regarding the series.  Based off of the 2007 book by Jay Asher, the series focuses in ...

The good

demi jensen, staff writer

June 1, 2017

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Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why has made its way onto screens after seven years of being a popular novel amongst young people. If anyone has jumped on the bandwagon, they know that Thirteen Reasons Why entails the unfortunate ...

Ransomware: A new digital danger

lexi kava, copy editor

May 31, 2017

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A new digital danger has swept across the globe at it goes by the name Ransomware. Ransomware is a massive cyber attack that targeted large companies like Microsoft and FedEx and hospitals all around the globe last Friday. It stru...

Behind The Scenes: what is not commonly known about zoos

keegan tenney, staff writer

May 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Instead of letting animals live in their natural habitat, humans pave over over their territory to build harmful, tight enclosures that commoditize them for entertainment. Animals are forced into these harsh habitats that are ...

Participation Trophies: Beneficial or Unnecessary?

meredith ablao, news editor

May 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Throughout many young kid’s  journey through life, they will experience sports. They will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and the importance of exercise. These concepts are all crucial parts of growing up and developing hobb...

Pro prescription drug ads

Mackenzie Brey, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

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In 2005, an article in Journal of Family Practice claimed that 83% of prescription drug print ads put focus on “patient-physician communication” and 76% “promoted dialogue with healthcare professionals”. To restate, the...

Prescription Drug Advertising – Con

Lyndsey Case, Social media manager

March 9, 2017

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As a consumer, It is nearly impossible to not run into advertisements promoting various prescription drugs. Ads can range from prescription inhaler medication to digestive problems to skin issues and so on. Typically, when view...

Trigger warnings con: Students remain silenced and schools remain sheltered

Cortney Chow, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017

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Bombs are exploding, casualties are accumulating, and it seems as if the end of the world is dawning. While most students are watching the screen, taking notes, and engaging in discussion, there is an empty seat in history cla...

Why we use Trigger Warnings

Meredith Ablao, News Editor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Uncategorized

Pro: The University of Chicago sent letters to incoming freshman stating: “Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called “trigger warnings,” we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics...

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