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Anonymous Piece #3

Anonymous

March 16, 2018

  The N-word is a hot topic word due to its controversial place in modern culture. According to the Washington Post, the word is used 500,000 times a day on Twitter;“for many of this generation, the word is tossed around unthinkingly, no more impactful than a comma.”   Although African...

Anonymous Piece #2

Anonymous

March 16, 2018

  The use of the N-word should have consistency; we should all be able to use it without offending someone, or no one should be able to use it. This view is in contrast to how the word is used or looked at in society today. Its use has become more friendly than insulting in recent history.  ...

Anonymous Opinion #1

Anonymous

March 16, 2018

  The world has seen its share of healthy and unhealthy traditions, but something that seems to have stuck around is the N-word.   According to Arizona State University Professor Neal A. Lester, the N-word was derived from the Spanish and Portuguese noun “negro,” “black” in English....

The N-Word: Chains to Top of the Charts

The N-Word: Chains to Top of the Charts

Anonymous Writers

March 16, 2018

We have decided to keep the authors partially anonymous to prove a point. If you assumed a certain type of person wrote a specific article, we encourage you to look back at each piece with an unbiased perspective. From left to right: Kendall Berg, Messiah Latimore, and Katherine Robinson From left to right: Ros...

Wayzata Food Rescue

Ruhi Shirodkar, Guest Writer

March 11, 2018

  According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, and approximately 1.3 billion tons is wasted. The United States is a large contributor to this amount, wasting over $160 billion...

Cyberbullying: A Crime

Claire Pfutzenreuter, Guest Writer

March 11, 2018

  “Why are you still alive? You’re ugly. Can u die please?”—Text message received by 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick from her classmate before jumping from a tower at an abandoned cement factory near her home.   Cyberbullying is a severe problem within society today, and situations like...

Foreign Language: We Aren’t Doing Enough

Mitchell King, Guest Writer

March 11, 2018

  Over the past semester, I have been studying foreign language education for my EAPPSSA senior project. Within this research, I learned of the benefits to students who take languages such as Spanish or French for their whole school career. I have also studied French here for the past four years...

Time’s Up

Time's Up

Deena Kassem, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2018

  The Time’s Up movement and legal defense fund “addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential,” according to the movement’s website.   Movements like Time’s Up and Me Too offer the opportunity...

Guns in Schools

Deena Kassem, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

  As an American citizen, I am granted the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Even if the right to own a gun falls under the pursuit of happiness, Life is still the first and most important right I am entitled to, and it should be treated as such. My parents and I should have...

I’m Turning Eighteen, and This is a Year for Tears

Natalia Poteryakhin, Guest Writer

February 23, 2018

  I come up the stairs. Teenagers pack together around me so tightly, it makes me want to cry. There’s too many of us in one place. The destruction of our potential is tempting to evil. We are a mass of youth encapsulating tragedy in our bodies: We hold so much life and promise and yet we make...

The Need for a New Tax System

Carson Almquist, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

  Over the course of many years, the United States tax system has changed drastically. Some of these changes being good, such as the deduction for having a new child. While, other deductions tend to only benefit the rich; for example, the deduction on capital gains.These changes have forced taxes...

The Business Behind “Super Teams”

Sam Lavely, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

  In the National Basketball Association (NBA) there has been a lot of controversy over “super teams” in the past couple of years. “Super teams” are simply a label given to teams that stack their lineups with multiple superstars. The controversy revolves around what should and should not...

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