What Happened to Sweet 16’s?

Jordan Shorter, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

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Sweet-sixteens are going out of style. I can’t be the only one who has noticed this happening. Sweet-sixteens for girls seem to be slowly going out of style. Girls still have parties or get-togethers to celebrate, but these...

Where is Everyone? It’s Time to Take a Closer Look at “Diversity”

Hurelayn Abdu, Editor-In-Chief

April 18, 2018

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“Diversity” is a word that is often used to describe Paint Branch and Montgomery County in general. But what does that really mean? A standard dictionary definition of diversity yields “showing a great deal of variety.”...

Everybody Loves Twitter; But Be Wary of Your Retweets

Katelynn Morgan, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

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Everybody loves Twitter. It is the center of the universe for laughter and pure entertainment. One of the best aspects of Twitter is that it provides users three simple ways to express their attitude towards a post: retweeting,...

Should Eighteen Year Olds Be Allowed to Vote? The Short Answer is, NO

Alexis Leonard, J1 Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

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In 1971, the 26th Amendment deemed eighteen year olds as eligible to vote, but are eighteen year olds of today’s society equally qualified? The Amendment to lower the voting age to eighteen was a result of the rise in student...

Kids and Sports: All Kids Should be Required to Play

Giulia Pires, J1 Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

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Sports may not be every kid’s cup of tea, it may not even be yours, but every kid should play a sport. In this generation kids are more drawn to iPhones, TV, and video games than they are to playing sports. They are bigger...

Net Neutrality: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Ibrahim Kaba, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

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Every time I timidly believe our government officials, people who have been entrusted to run our nation, to be respectable human beings, an event inevitably occurs that makes me facepalm. Recently the Federal Communications...

America, What the Hell?

Emily Quan, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

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In 1999, our country was shaken by what was then the deadliest school shooting in our history; Columbine. This sort of massacre was unprecedented; an event that rattled the country and brought students and parents to the edge...

Senioritis, or Why Should I Care…

Ibrahim Kaba, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

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  By the time a senior receives a letter of acceptance from a college, a virus known as senoritis has already entered the system of that senior. This disease takes over his/her decision making and the part of the brain...

Private Prisons are Bad for America

Victor Arung Bate, J1 Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

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America. Home of the brave and land of the free. You might be surprised, however, that the US leads the world in prison population per capita. Adam Liptak of the New York Times reports that “The United States has less than ...

The Youtube Gateway to Fame and Fortune – sort of

Cayla Reed, Center Editor

March 16, 2018

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Youtube is a useful place for people to find what's trending, get ideas and learn different techniques for almost anything one could think of. This is why social media is very “popping” -  Youtube provides resources for anything...

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