Staff Editorial: Planned parenthood provides crucial healthcare

Recently, the state of Ohio decided to make some budget cuts. They cut out all the usual stuff — overpaid politicians, unused funding. Normal, right? Well, not exactly. What happened instead was that Planned Parenthood was completely defunded.  And if you’re opposed to abortion then that’s great, right?  Most would say so, but that’s simply not the case: Planned Parenthood […]

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Staff Editorial: Film does feminism wrong

Feminism is hard. It’s had a bit of a rough time with branding. But most of all, it’s just super complicated. Everyone has their own idea of what’s right, what’s “true” feminism. The idea of feminism has evolved over time, from first legal, then economic, then social issues taking the forefront of each generation.  So what makes a character feminist? […]

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Staff Editorial: Viral does not mean viable

Two weeks ago, Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann laughed in the face of a helpless Native American man simply trying to sing his indigenous prayer. Or at least that’s what the video showed. Sandmann was captured on video, Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat on head, standing in front of 64-year-old Nathan Phillips, seemingly blocking him from walking by. He […]

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Staff Editorial: We need to take advantage of what “Ignite your vision” has to offer

Finally, they are listening. It’s a shame, however, that students have nothing to say. Recently, Mason High School started “Ignite Your Vision”, a program that allows students to generate ideas, pitch them to administration, and get them approved to be implemented, possibly even with funding. The program was a administration’s response when they heard the claims that student opinions were not being taken into consideration. The website “masonignite.com” was […]

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Staff Editorial: Kavanaugh hearings emphasize need for maturity in politics

This one was polarizing. Like it always is. Every month there seems to be a new scandal, and every month it seems to get more and more polarizing and divisive. This month’s scandal was historic though, and not because of the political significance.  The Kavanaugh hearing showed how truly divisive and disrespectful politics have become. It’s bad in the Supreme […]

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Staff Editorial: Nike cashed in on Kaepernick controversy

Everyone’s seen it. “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Nike’s recent advertisement, which revealed a new partnership with former 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who knelt during the pre-game national anthem in August 2016, triggered a rapid social media response. All throughout Twitter and Instagram, everyone felt the need to either support Nike, or to condemn them. People […]

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Staff Editorial 5/11 Citizens rightfully skeptical of North Korean claims to denuclearize

Two weeks ago, history was made when a meeting between North and South Korea, two countries which have been in armistice since the 1950’s, took place to discuss ending the war that has lasted over half a century.  Representatives from each country met with the United States’ newest cabinet member, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The two countries seem closer […]

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Staff Editorial 3/19 Parkland shooting calls for reinterpretation of Second Amendment

The second amendment grants citizens the right to bear arms; however, it is time to re-evaluate the statute of limitations surrounding these words. On February 14, Nikolas Cruz entered his former high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and faculty. The event unsurprisingly sparked the debate of gun control and whether Congress needed to […]

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Staff Editorial 2/15 Judgement should be based on an individual’s merit not their sob story

At the 60th annual Grammy Awards, Ed Sheeran was awarded Best Pop Solo Performance for the popular Shape of You. Sheeran was the only male among four female nominees in the category, including Kesha. For the last couple of years, Kesha had been fighting her ex-manager, Dr. Luke, in court after a vicious fall-out, which ended with the singer accusing […]

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Staff Editorial 1/26 Obsession with views results fatality after Tide Pod Challenge goes viral

With a world revolving around social media and viral videos, people will go out of the way to get their post the most likes, views or retweets. At first, harmless stunts like the Cinnamon Challenge and Planking filled up the internet. Although stupid, the various challenges and pranks performed in order to garner views and like were tolerated and even […]

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Staff Editorial 12/19 FCC shows complete disregard of American opinion with repeal of Net Neutrality

Enacted in 2015, Net Neutrality prohibited service providers from slowing down or charging more for usage of popular websites such as social media platforms, Netflix and Google. The ensured every American could binge on countless episodes of The Office and send as many snaps as they so desired without being penalized. On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission too this […]

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Staff Editorial 11/17 Society perpetuates sexual abuse by invalidating victims’ accusations

In a twisted way, it is as if sexual abuse is trending nowadays. Every day, you can turn on the TV to see yet another headline accusing yet another individual of power taking advantage of girls and women in their most vulnerable states. Within the past month, accusations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein, former team USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry […]

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Staff Editorial 9/22 Harvey, Irma prove disaster to be only unifying force for divided nation

Throughout our nation’s history, we have drawn battle lines over political, social and economic wars. And while our differences always seem to resolve themselves with time, it is not until disaster strikes that we truly unite as a nation. In 1941, we turned against each other, for we saw our diversity, the fabric of our nation, as a hinderance rather […]

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Staff Editorial 4/13 Test-takers or test subjects?

Throw it at the wall and see what sticks – that has been Ohio’s motto for writing education policy. From the retirement of the Ohio Graduation Test, to the introduction of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, American Institution of Research (AIR) test, and End of Course exams, to our constantly changing graduation requirements, we […]

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