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Phys. Ed: Necessary or Not? – Con

Carlee Fisco, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

From Kindergarten on, almost every student across America participates in the class known as Physical Education. High school students can recall elementary and middle school gym activities like the Pacer Test or dodgeball.  ...

Phys. Ed: Necessary or Not? – Pro

Stephanie Dunlap, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

At some point during almost every day of school, each student will walk down the 400 wing to a class that's a little less than ordinary. Though not everyone's favorite class, Physical Education is a break from the typical sch...

Educational Grouping: Discouraging or Encouraging? (Encouraging)

Elisha Stenger, Copy Editor

March 24, 2020

Homogenous grouping is the education technique in which students are separated into groups or levels based on their academic performance and diverse learning abilities. For example, in elementary school, students are often placed...

Educational Grouping: Discouraging or Encouraging? (Discouraging)

Phoebe Sessler, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2020

Grouping in education based on perceived ability harms all students involved. “Tracking,” or separating students based on academic ability into groups for some or all subjects, disassociates students from their peers and...

Should Abortion Remain Legal? Con

Hannah DeVoe, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Ignoring the biggest issue, killing a human being before it has the chance to live, an abortion can inflict suffering on a fetus, and even the mother. With the case of Roe v. Wade in 1973, the  United States Supreme Court ru...

Should Abortion Remain Legal? Pro

Emily Deming, Layout Editor

February 6, 2020

With the recent attempted ban on abortion in Alabama, which would have included a ban on cases of rape or incest, women all over America are in fear of losing control over their bodies. An abortion is the intentional act of...

Editors’ Debate: Vaccinations: Kick It or Stick It? – Pro

Aaliyah Khan, Opinion Editor

June 11, 2019

Vaccinations, the cause of dread for most about going to the doctor’s office, act as a training course for our bodies. They help our immune systems produce soldier-like antibodies in preparation to fight invaders, such as bacte...

Editors’ Debate: Vaccinations: Kick It or Stick It? – Con

Megan Gill, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

With the recent outbreak of the measles, the debate between whether or not vaccines should be required has sparked up. Though vaccines can be helpful in many situations, they’re not always beneficial, and people should be abl...

Editors’ Debate: LGBT Education: Yay or Nay – Con

David Zimmermann, A&E Editor

April 4, 2019

Stopping discrimination against any group of people would not be objected to by anybody. Although the new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) law sounds like an inspirational message for inclusion, it is actually ...

Editors’ Debate: LGBT Education: Yay or Nay – Pro

Sarah Hale, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

In a historic and much needed addition, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently passed a new law that requires public schools to incorporate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights movements into the curriculum. ...

Editors’ Debate: Amazon: Labor Nightmare or Consumer Paradise? – Pro

Alex Schwalb, Editor In Chief

February 8, 2019

Amazon has staked their claim as the premier e-commerce retailer in the world by supporting third-party sellers and providing convenient consumer-friendly services such as Amazon Prime. The company’s ability to provide consumers...

Editors’ Debate: Amazon: Labor Nightmare or Consumer Paradise? – Con

Phoebe Sessler, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

With the ease and luxury that comes with Amazon and a Prime membership, our reliance on the online shopping conglomerate raises exponentially. While shopping on their sofas, many consumers fail to consider the detrimental side...

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