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Opinions

  • Hello, Senioritis

    At first, like a fool, I thought it wouldn’t happen to me. I thought I was strong, special, exceptional, a sort of Übermench if you will. But as hubris struck down heroes, it knocked me off my pedestal. After sprinting for most of the race, my pace was slowed down to something akin to wading through a pool of molasses. The characteristic signs of senioritis sprang up—lower grades, missing…

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  • A Matter of All Opinions

    Recently, staff members have been going on a crusade of changes, proposing a new hybrid-block schedule, designing a new Warrior logo, modifying assemblies, and getting rid of accelerated classes. These changes signal a shift from old to new, but we have to keep in mind that new does not necessarily mean better. Change purely for the sake of change is no progress at all….

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  • A Different Type of Epidemic

    I can categorize memories of adolescence by the disease of the year; 2014 was Ebola, 2009 was H1N1, and last year Zika dominated global fears. However, while these worries slowly faded to the back of our minds, we continued to ignore a larger problem closer at hand: the obesity epidemic. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 70 percent of American adults…

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  • On the Home Front

    The elderly, many immigrants and all refugees have lived through the horrors of war and terrorism. They know the toppled buildings, mass graves, endless rubble, and horrifying instability. It’s no wonder they want to avoid it for themselves and for their children. They want to be safe. We can say without a doubt that the safety of any country and its…

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  • A Christmas Calamity

    All I want for Christmas…is to have Halloween, Thanksgiving and autumn back in stores! It’s just not fair. Don’t get me wrong—Christmas is jolly, but Christmas in stores has a strike against it: the best parts of it aren’t even there. Family, traditions, homemade food, the ornaments we made in elementary school—these are the things…

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  • Moving Forward

    In a shocking turnaround, Donald J. Trump won the presidential election. Many things have changed. Our foreign enemies and friends may flip and taxes for the rich will most certainly go down. But in a certain way, nothing has changed at all. The sun still rises from east to west and the birds sing in…

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