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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 […]

Bollywood Star Salman Khan Jailed for Crime Committed 20 Years Ago!

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been sentenced to serve five years in prison after being convicted of illegal poaching in a decades-old case, prosecutors said. Bhawani Singh, a public prosecutor working on the case, told reporters outside the court that Khan can appeal the decision to a higher court. If Khan’s appeal is accepted, he […]

How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?

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Diane Ravitch, an educational policy analyst and a research professor at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development said, “sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.” Well, unsurprisingly students take as many as 20 standardized assessments in the […]

Death or Detention? The Fight for Safer Schools Continues

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  Due to recent events in the United States of America, the safety of students all around the world is the first priority on everyone’s mind. It is evident that people are fed up and they’re not stopping this time. March For Our Lives is the biggest piece of evidence in the fact that generation […]

Everyone Deals With Stress, Why Should You?

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Learning how to cope with failure and stress is important for teenagers to get through high school. Teenagers stress about many things throughout their high school career some being tests, college, shop, homework, and clubs. Many of these things can create stress, the stress can cause adverse effects on the students. Sleep deprivation and loss […]

New Year, Same Me?

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A fresh start seems to give everyone a sense of a new lifestyle, a changed behavior or trait. This can seem as an important way to successfully accomplish your goals. A majority of people start off their year with a list of goals to accomplish, however not many people put in the effort to do […]