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A Word on Gun Violence

Morgaan Jessell, OP/ED Staffer

July 17, 2013

On Feb. 27, 2012 T.J. Lane, an Ohio teen opened fire in the cafeteria of Chardon High School, leaving three of his fellow students dead and countless others injured. The following day, Feb. 28, a 25-year-old Newark police officer was shot outside a bar leaving him permanently disabled. Although both these incidents were...

Vacationing in a War Zone: 3 Debunked Myths About Israel

Tess Saperstein, OP/ED Editor

July 2, 2013

For the past two weeks, I left my Boca Raton home and traversed the sandy terrain of the Middle East. All right, that’s a bit overdramatic. Two weeks ago, I left the US and went on a family trip to Israel. With all of the newspaper headlines about death and terrorism being prevalent in that area, I was a little bit nervous....

Taking It At Face Value

Claudia Zamora, Features Staffer

April 9, 2013

I possess the highly commendable ability to make downright ugly facial expressions on demand. Morphing and shaping my face into unpleasant and outlandish expressions has consistently been known as my forte. As a kid, I would perch respectfully at my mother’s side while complete strangers ogled over how exceptionally angelic...

Donate to Graduate

Donate to Graduate

February 24, 2013

Soup kitchens, toy drives and nonprofit organizations all have one thing in common: they can help you...

Gunning for Safety in Schools

Gunning for Safety in Schools

February 24, 2013

The metal is cool in the palm of my hand, there’s a heavy sensation that radiates power.  I steady...

A Need for Substance Education

Francesca Otero-Vargas, Opinion Editor

January 14, 2013

According to a survey conducted by the Florida Department of Children and Families on middle and high school students, in 2011, 16.5 percent of high school students reported having been drunk or high at school. While among middle school students, only 5.9 percent were reported—representing a 10.6 increase from middle school...

A Touchy Subject Greatly Avoided

Ximena Hasbach, News Staffer

December 20, 2012

Personal space. It is something that, to most people, seems more like an instinct than a learned practice. In school, kids are taught to "keep their hands to themselves;" all of us can remember our third grade teachers echoing that phrase such a long time ago. As we got older, the phrase became "no public displays of affection."...

Does your name truly define you?

Does your name truly define you?

December 20, 2012

One of the first important decisions parents make is choosing a name for their child. First impressions...

Artists Losing Heart in Their Art

Artists Losing Heart in Their Art

November 20, 2012

At one time or another, we have all had our “Dreyfoos moment.” It’s that moment when, as a freshman,...

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