By: Meadow Borlik
School starting times have always been a problem for middle and high school students. Most schools start at 7am, leaving students with about one hour at least to be prepared and ready for school. With this starting time, many kids are limited to certain activities that must be done in the morning in order to have a good, healthy day. In order for students to have a successful day at school, there must be a change in school start times.
With the school starting times, kids are left with very little time to be ready and out the door being rushed unless the have gotten eight hours of sleep the night before, which most without students don’t achieve. According to the National Sleep Foundation, only 15% of students say they’ve gotten a full eight hours of sleep, leaving 85% of students with less. Some may argue that students should go to bed earlier if this is such a problem, but with the trouble of getting enough sleep, comes the trouble of being able to finish the homework and classwork students get from there multiple teachers. Not only does the excessive school work guarantee students to miss a good time to go to bed, but it also keeps many students up late at night and leaves them going to bed in the am. Continue reading
By: Ethan Daucher
It seems as if in recent years the gaming industry has shifted its turns to games that are difficult and hard to play. For example Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and the most recent one to come out, Cuphead are among many recent immersions of these new “ultra hard” games. A big question arises and that is whether or not having an extremely difficult game is a good design choice. The more difficult a game becomes, the more exclusionary this game becomes, keeping a handful of people from playing the game and enjoying the content and gameplay it has to offer.
By: Molly Schreier
The sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, beginning in late October, have sparked a movement of speaking out. As those in the film industry came forward with allegations against Weinstein and other producers and actors, more than one hundred forty female legislators, lobbyists, staffers and political consultants signed a letter to the California State Capitol calling out the toxic culture of sexual harassment that exists. In both the film industry and politics, most senior positions are held by men, who then have power over the careers of young women trying to advance their careers. Continue reading
By: Molly Schreier
The student was at a calm place. With a cup of tea at her side, she planned to spend the evening doing the mindless but rewarding work of completing the personal questions of her Coalition Application. After spending forty minutes entering every class she ever took in high school, she got to the extracurricular activities page. Finally, she thought, the chance to prove to college admissions officers that I’m a well-rounded student, with my high school and club sports teams, honor societies, after school clubs, and volunteer work. But the application only went to eight. Continue reading