Category Archives: Opinion

Go read a book: How screens are negatively rewiring the brain

BY JACK CORDELL Technology is a wondrous thing. From the machines and vaccinations that keep people alive and healthy in hospitals to the computers that keep people informed and entertained,…

Apocalypse when? Apocalypse now! Can you survive?

Society has always been morbidly fascinated with the end of the world. How would I do in an apocalypse? Would I live? Would any of the people I care about…

The holiday season brings fake cheer, overplayed songs and absurd drinks

Dear gingerbread-latte-drinkers and Nov. 24 decorators, Your beloved Dec. 24 is just as average as Dec. 21 and Jan. 4. Your year-long display of Christmas lights cannot dim the sorrow…

The frequently ignored aspects of Planned Parenthood

By: ELLAH FOSTER Amid the everlasting controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood’s various contraceptive services, there are many other benefits that tend to go unnoticed by anti-abortion protestors. For many years, Planned…

The American people’s triumph over tragedy

By: RYAN YOUNG Disaster just cannot seem to go away with the recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, horrible earthquakes in Mexico, the fires in California, the Las Vegas…

Current trends suggest now is the time for gun reform

By: MILES PREKOSKI Every year, multiple tragedies cause the death of many innocent people, bringing up the constant debate of gun control and background checks. But what do these background…

Gun regulations are a pleasant lie, not a viable solution

By: PETER ELLISON In light of recent events all around the country, it’s hard to ignore the constant debate over gun ownership. One never needs to look far to identify…

Is it time that the Padre retires from its mascot duties?

By: JOYCE DOHERTY A padre is a Christian clergyman, especially of Spanish or Portuguese roots. Then why is it that at every sporting event chants of “Let’s go, Padres!” can…

Fancy trends and unconventional habits of CHS teens

By: JULIA SUDOL Many of us Carmel High School students have lived in this small town of tourist shops, wine tasting and all-things Clint Eastwood for our whole lives, and…

Trump’s Hail Mary comments turn into presidential pick-six

By: ALEX POLETTI If there is one thing sacred in America, it’s the National Football League. Sunday is the holy day, quite possibly because of the 12 games we so…