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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Staff Editorial 2/16 Sports championships prove “Dream Big” mantra pays off

Buzzer beaters, last second touchdowns, 9th-inning home runs, epic comebacks, thrillers. We just experienced one of the most shocking years in sports history. Throughout the past year, we have felt the rush of adrenaline that comes with down-to-the-wire sports more than usual. Almost every major sports championship was a brutal battle to the finish, and history was made more than […]

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Staff Editorial 11/18

Who knew that all it would take to get baseball back on America’s frontal lobe was two championship starved franchises (one more than the other) and the curse of a billy goat. If the 2016 World Series proved one thing, it’s that Americans love heartbreak. Coming into the 2016 Fall Classic, the much maligned Cubs and Indians shared a championship […]

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Staff Editorial 10/21 Trainwreck Election

Clinton and Trump worst presidential nominees in American history. The September 26 presidential debate was the most-watched in history, raking in approximately 84 million viewers, media research giant Nielsen said. This only includes viewers who watched at home, not at offices or parties, so the actual number of viewers may have been even higher. The Clinton-Trump face-off bested not only […]

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Staff editorial – 3/11

Chronicle members practice ‘true journalism,’ travel for the truth If you want the truth, put on your walking shoes. Our reporters Blake Nissen, Isabel Marotta, and Asia Porter were quick to discover the need for this when they left the suburban bloc for Mason County. What they were to find was a shoe and leather journalism, a stepping out of […]

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Staff Editorial – 2/11

‘Making a Murderer’ reveals viewer’s missing knowledge A trial is a just trial until we can watch it on Netflix. Its latest documentary, Making a Murderer, has us glued to our devices, watching courtroom scenes we had only discussed in Law and Criminal Justice or read of in history textbooks. We delve into the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin […]

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Staff Editorial – 1/15

New AP class exaggerates pressure on GPA To a gumball machine, the 0.03 in your pocket is useless, but to a transcript, it is invaluable. Those pennies are the difference between a 2.5 and a 2.53, a 3.72 and a 3.75, a 4.0 and a 4.03. We all accept that these numbers are as tangential to our future well-being as […]

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Staff Editorial – 12/11

‘Age of Caution’ finally ushered in following terrorist attacks Usher in the ‘Age of Caution’  with narrowed eyes, as they’re full of skepticism. Refugees knock at our borders, and after Paris, we fear copycats in their midst. Governors of 31 states, including Ohio’s John Kasich, oppose President Obama’s plan to accept 10,000 more Syrian refugees, but true Americana turns its […]

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