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North Carolina’s bathroom law denies people of basic human rights

North Carolina’s bathroom law denies people of basic human rights

Chase Deist, Lenox Kamara, and Jubilee Robinson, Watkins Mill High School

May 10, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In order to prevent racial bathroom harassment in North Carolina, legislators passed North Carolina's IH8 law. The new law states, “Everyone must use the bathroom matching their race.” Sounds crazy, right? Its 2016! Who would pass a law like that? The "IH8" law may be fictional, but North Carolina's...

The false notions about traveling to an Arab populated country

The false notions about traveling to an Arab populated country

Tanya Raghu, Coppell High School

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Known as the Black Land for its silt rich river bank, Egypt rose as one of the most complex and unrivaled ancient civilizations in history. As an aficionado of Egyptian art, history and architecture from a young age, seeing the artifacts and architectural feats in reality allowed me to experience...

Busy bees no longer fly

Busy bees no longer fly

Anu Subramaniam, Grosse Pointe North

May 5, 2016


Filed under Opinions

You lay in the bed you make. Or in my case, it’s an unused bed with books strewn across it and pencil marks staining the sheets. We all create our own situations. I chose the busy life. I chose the AP classes, the extracurriculars, the sports and I accept that some nights my bed does not get used...

The Rising Voice

The Rising Voice

Christina Davenport, El Modena High School

May 3, 2016


Filed under Opinions

As the age of technology continues, teenagers now have more influence than they ever possessed. Their voices are heard through their posts, their comments on anonymous apps, their tweets. Never before have teens had such a definitive voice in culture, in media, in politics. Young adults are taking the...

Can we have a soy burger to go with those fries?

Can we have a soy burger to go with those fries?

Meha Srivastav, Coppell High School

May 3, 2016


Filed under Opinions

When I was 9, I offered my friend a slice of pizza. After she had taken two bites, I assured her, “Oh, don’t worry, I took out the pepperoni.” She screamed and started crying. My friend was an Indian vegetarian- as part of her Brahmin traditions, she had never come near a morsel of meat....

Disillusionment doesn’t excuse political inaction

Disillusionment doesn’t excuse political inaction

Faith Terry, Starr's Mill High School

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Famed intellectual Marshal McLuhan once wrote, “American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.” For the most part, it seems that McLuhan was right. In recent elections, voter turnout has reached abysmal lows, particularly among younger age...

Mormon senior breaks down stereotypes, promises she doesn’t have horns

Mormon senior breaks down stereotypes, promises she doesn’t have horns

Sonja Gettys, Watkin Mills High School

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinions

If you watch The Simpsons, or the news, or have a Facebook account, then you’ve probably heard about Mormons by now. At least, that’s what everyone calls us. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please keep reading, you may learn something. If you know everything about Mormons, keep reading,...

Keep climate change: evidence compels us to do more

Keep climate change: evidence compels us to do more

Allie Ng, Dulaney High School

April 26, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Danger exists all around us. But no danger is greater than the imminent threat to our planet and each of its inhabitants: climate change. The terms climate change and global warming have recently become increasingly more of a household topic as extreme weather has become more apparent. According to...