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Memes are the Way to Cope?

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Seeing that America is closer than ever to the brink of entering a 3rd World War, no one was safe from seeing new ways of making jokes about the seriousness of the political controversy.  Memes have been around since the birth of social media being an outlet for all ages to enjoy a laugh on […]

IS THERE A CORRELATION BETWEEN VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES, MENTAL HEALTH AND SCHOOL SHOOTINGS?

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Should Violent Video Games Be Prohibited From Children
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  There has been an average of one mass shooting per day in America since 2013. In 2019, there were 417 mass shootings resulting in hundreds of deaths and injuries, according to the Gun Violence Archive. What is the reason? If you ask some, the answer is violent video games. For years, there has been […]

TikTok: Raising Awareness of Real World Problems

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 Imagine this, you open TikTok, looking for a funny video to recreate. You come across people dancing, lip-syncing popular songs, and creating artistic videos. Then you check your “For You” Page and video loads; that is obviously seen as satire, but talks about the ongoing crisis of Muslims being held in concentration camps in China.  […]

Kill Them Before They Kill Us?

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On January 3, 2020 Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top general was killed from an airstrike commanded by President Donald J. Trump. This breaking news had spread like wildfire across news channels, stations and social media the morning of the incident. This was a very surprising yet controversial topic resulting in new memes, new opinions and new […]

TAEHS STUDENTS WEIGH IN ON DRESS CODE: FAIR OR DISCRIMINATORY?

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The TAEHS dress code gives guidelines for what types of attire are and are not permissible to be worn within the building. Edison’s dress code is causing quite a stir amongst the student body. Some females find the dress code to be too harsh and discriminatory towards female students and more lenient towards males. Some […]

Stressed Out

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Contrary to popular belief high school freshmen are constantly stressed out and there are many factors that contribute to it. According to research the three main causes of freshman year stress is performance anxiety, workload, and social standards. Many freshmen who are doing very well handling their workload struggle to maintain a social life. Those […]

How Necessary is a College Level Education?

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  High school students from different shops and grade levels determine if a college level education is required for their career choice.  For some students, the extent of a college degree isn’t required. However, if you want to pursue a career in the medical field or become an engineer, it is quite prevalent that you need to […]

Should We Implement Mental Health Days?

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  A majority of students seem to be more stressed than relaxed as we approach the end of the fall semester.  With finals coming up along with projects, homework  and transcript grades, students’ schedules will only get busier. Not to mention most students are expected to balance their school life with their home and social life, […]

Should Students Enjoy Their Summer Or Start College Classes Early?

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Starting a new school is always sad for students. At least for college students, they can study whatever they want and for how long they want to, but students are not sure if starting in the summer before the fall semester is a good idea or a bad idea. Summer classes take place from late April […]

Is College Necessary for Success?

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Graduate high school. Get a college degree. Guaranteed success? Not exactly. Attending college has become the socially demanded path and getting a college degree has become a goal in the chase to achieve happiness. The only problem with the ‘college = success’ equation is that an academic education is not the answer for everyone. With […]