Hazing is cruel and needs to be banned

By Erika Sprague '13

March 21, 2012

Inside what seems to be a normal college fraternity house, danger is lurking. Below all the smiles and talking about how great college is, are young college boys being hazed in the basement of the house. They are so skinny because...

Random drug testing in schools can be good for teenagers

March 21, 2012

There have been many debates on whether school districts should be allowed to drug test their students at random.  I have noticed a change in my fellow classmate’s attitudes towards drugs ever since we started getting tested....

Secondhand smoke is more deadly than you think

March 21, 2012

People should be more considerate when smoking cigarettes in public.  Not only is the smell atrocious and irritating to be around, but it can also lead to serious health problems.  You may not think the smoke can affect you,...

Occupy movement is a failure

By Jeff Ratay '13

January 12, 2012

If you have watched the news recently, you will have most likely heard about the new movement sweeping the U.S. You may have even seen it in the city, or know supporters of it. I am, of course, talking about Occupy Wall Street....

Women should not put up with discrimination

Unsigned Editorial

April 29, 2011

         “A women’s place is at home taking care of children and cooking dinner for the husband,” my friend Zach had told me once in the third grade. Even then, I knew his ideas were wrong. In my eyes there was no...

Music and Arts are essential in schools

Unsigned Editorial

April 29, 2011

     Studies by Crystal Gibson state that music and arts are not only an important part of children’s lives in school, but children who grow up around music are more intelligent and have a better chance of graduating high...

Illegal immigrants need to get out of the U.S.

By Leo Impagliazzo '12

April 29, 2011

According to The Foundry, nearly half of New Mexico’s population are Mexican immigrants.  I have nothing against Mexicans in general but the ones that are here illegally. They sneak in the U.S. thinking that it’s ok, but ...

Don’t change the way football is played

By Tommy Jakubowski '12

April 29, 2011

            Each year, hundreds of football players get concussions and head injuries. The N.F.L. is cracking down on how you hit in games and when you make head to head contact with offensive player. The players are...

Let’s lower the drinking age to 18

By Frank Bilodeau '12

April 29, 2011

            Is enforcing the age requirement to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages worth the trouble? Binge drinking or excessive drinking is a commonly debated  issue in America especially to the people who...

Students should demand more world history classes

Unsigned Editorial

April 29, 2011

“So wait, where’s Italy?”  As I sat in my College Prep U.S. History III class, I heard many questions being asked.  Our assignment for the day was to label a map of Europe during World War I.  I had heard questions like,...

Political corruption is evil

By Phillip Palmer '12

April 29, 2011

It’s everywhere, affects everyone, and hurts whoever isn’t involved in its scandalous secrets. Political corruption is an evil found all too commonly in today’s society. What political corruption is is when those who hold...

Let’s leave for lunch

By Anthony Fleckenstein ‘13

March 1, 2011

                Do you enjoy eating lunch in school? Well, if you’ve checked the online suggestion box recently, you’d know that many students are requesting allowance to leave school for lunch. This is nothing...