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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Emme Perencevich, Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Behind every movement there are movers. Emma González is a mover. After witnessing a shooting at her school, she helped organize a student-led protest that shook the nation. She stood, silent, for six minutes and twenty seconds in front of over a million people and spoke out against the gun violence ...

LH Book Reviews: Kafka on the Shore

LH Book Reviews: Kafka on the Shore

Theo Prineas, Copy and A&E Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION

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Double Standards

Double Standards

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Copy & Opinion Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

In the beginning, terror meant one thing, and one thing only: fear. The word ‘terror’ came into English in what is, when one considers the tortuous and complicated paths etymology often takes, a very direct manner. The word came by way of Old French from the common Latin verb terrere meaning ...

‘Tis Unmanly Grief

‘Tis Unmanly Grief

Reese Hill, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

When I heard the news of the Parkland, Florida shooting last month, I immediately assumed the shooter was male. It didn’t even cross my mind that a female could just as easily have committed that crime. But looking back, I cannot remember a time when a mass shooting was perpetrated by a woman. Kno...

The Australian Solution

Theo Prineas, Copy and A&E Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Twenty-five years ago, anyone could buy a gun in Australia. Regulations were loose, and there were no lengthy background checks of consequence. Rampant gun violence led to thousands of otherwise avoidable deaths. It all changed when Martin Bryant opened fire in Port Arthur on April 28th, 1996, killing 35 pe...

34 Thoughts You Have When You Get the Flu

34 Thoughts You Have When You Get the Flu

Mariam Keita, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION

I just coughed for 60 seconds straight...is this how I die?

The Miracle Season- Movie Review

Orson Codd, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

The Miracle Season is a film based on a true story, which happened in Iowa City, about Caroline “Line” Found who tragically died back in 2011. Line was a West High School Volleyball captain and she and the team were undefeated. The film focuses on how her death affected the whole team and what they ha...

Nick Pryor, Guest Writer

April 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The aftermath of every shooting is the same. Initial shock leads to conflict over gun legislation, followed by the inevitable politician shutting down the conversation. Then the public silently accepts it and moves on as another story rolls around. But when the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High Sch...

Blockers- Movie Review

Orson Codd, Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION

FilmScene held an free early screening of Universal Pictures’ newest film “Blockers” on Thursday, March 22nd. The film centers around a group of parents on a mission to stop their three daughters from having sex on prom night. The film stars John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz as the parent...

High School Views from a Freshman and a Senior

High School Views from a Freshman and a Senior

Eric Thomas and Rika Yahashiri

April 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Eric Thomas  Being a senior, I know high school. It’s all I really remember school-wise other than little bits and pieces from my childhood. I made my way up the totem through trial and error. It was a long journey, but I’m finally at the end of my high school years. Compared to freshman ye...

Staff Editorial: Under Pressure

Staff Editorial: Under Pressure

Mira Bohannan Kumar and Eden Knoop

April 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

In our culture, we talk a lot about bias, particularly in the media. The recent years have brought a maelstrom of attention to “fake news” and the “liberal media.” As journalists, this is an issue we try to handle with sensitivity. While we always want to write about things we care about, it...

Education’s Role In Democracy

Education’s Role In Democracy

Ellis Chen, Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under OPINION

In schools across the United States, students are perceived as empty containers, waiting for information to be poured into them. Teachers deposit information into students, while the role of students is to passively receive that information. In this way, education is modeled as a banking system. Students...

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