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Is Prom Really Worth It?

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Prom is a really big tradition for the American culture. It is a fun night where you can hang out with your friends and forget about school. Most students look forward to prom, mostly because of the fashion/dresses. It’s like the Oscars for high school kids! However, prom can become stressful sometimes. Prom night should […]

What Has Social Media Come To? Making the Most Liked Picture Pointless?

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A “competition” has been going on in instagram about a picture of an egg to reach over 18 million likes against one of Kylie Jenner’s photos. Many people don’t really know who started all of this but who knew that an egg would become so famous all over social media? With the amount of chaos […]

Is College Really for Everyone?

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Caption: Easha Ahmed is stressed because of the amount of college application deadlines she has to finish up. 
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Students have the option of choosing whether or not to go to college. Some students believe that they don’t have to go to college because it isn’t a decision that always has to be followed. Usually people just decide to go to college because of their parents, to make them proud. When it comes to […]

Is a Fine Arts Degree Worth It?

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Seniors are at a pivotal moment in their lives; most want to pursue their passions, which may include photography, graphic arts, and visual design It can be quite difficult to convince your parents that this is the best major for you because they might insist on a more lucrative field. With student loan debt topping […]

What The Holiday Season Is Really About

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People are buying a lot of gifts for others during the holiday season and are stressing when the bills come. 
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Gingerbread houses, watching holiday movies and being kind was what the holiday season was all about. Now it’s more about what someone is getting for you as a gift. Shopping has become the main priority during the holiday season and every year the amount people spend increases. Senior Britany Balkissoon said, “For Christmas, I only […]

Why is the Flu Shot Necessary?

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The flu shot changes every year and is recommended for everyone to get.
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“Bed rest, plenty of fluids, chicken soup, and sleep” are the remedies Patricia Musial, one of the principal’s secretaries said that can cure the flu, but with the dominant flu strain, H3N2, that might not work anymore. The 2017-2018 flu season left people devastated by the number of deaths the flu caused. An estimated 80,000 […]

Smoking Should Be Banned Near Bus Stops

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About 37.8 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes. Not only does smoke cause harm to people who smoke, but also affects the health of others, such as people who inhale second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke is blown to the air by the person smoking. People are smoking near bus stands, but are unaware […]

Vacation Homework Should Not be Allowed

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Students try to get into the holiday spirit while doing their homework.
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The four day Thanksgiving weekend was a time for people to be thankful for things in their life; one thing students weren’t thankful for was all the homework they received. Homework during vacation is a burden on students. Instead of them being stress-free and enjoying time with their families, they are worried about the amount […]

The Benefits of Taking A Shop Class

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The daily coursework included in the Cisco Networking shop. 
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High school students are often unsure and confused on what they would like to become or major in, however, having a shop class can give you clarity on what interests you and what does not. As a student in a career and technical school you are given a great opportunity to delve into a subject […]

Principal for a Day, What Would You Change?

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Imagine that you were principal for a day and could change anything. What would top your list? The Edison community has an expansive wish list from “creature comforts,” to make the school year more enjoyable. Antiklia Howard Jones, a senior, had said she would, “Re-evaluate the teachers during the middle of the school year to […]