Tag Archives: Opinion

Desert Trip: Are we really sharing the love?

The desert trip, described as cultish by some and transformative by others, is notorious on campus for being either exclusive or heart-opening—depending on whether you went. The “Desert Trip Glow,”…

I guess I’m ready for Hillary 2K16

So, unless you’ve been living on the actual moon for the past couple of weeks, you’ve definitely heard that Hillary Clinton (former senator, secretary of state and first lady) is…

Why our generation is destined to fail

Teachers and parents hold students hands so much, we never get the chance to grab on to our own lives. If you forget your homework, no worries: your mom will…

Why our public schools need free speech restrictions

In light of the recent University of Oklahoma fraternity chant scandal and the University of California Irvine flag ban controversy, many are asking: How much freedom of speech do students…

Is positive reinforcement affecting self-esteem?

It is about time for my yearly checkup, but unlike other kids, I am not afraid to be going. I have always been one of those kids in the 99…

ACT, SAT security measures fail to deter cheating

35 Long Island teenagers were arrested in 2012 for being a part of a huge SAT and ACT cheating scandal, where some students paid others to take the exam for…

Are school violence incidents becoming an epidemic?

In the past several weeks there have been multiple occurrences involving students carrying weapons to school, and in some cases harming others, which has prompted me to wonder if school…