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How to Survive High School Day One: Don’t sweat it

August 25, 2013

Filed under How to Survive High School

I remember my first day of freshman year vividly. My first class was World Studies and if I were to mash all my feelings into one thought, I was terrified. My hands were shaking and I was going through my list of materials repetitively, wondering if I had forgotten anything. My thoughts consisted...

A filibuster to remember

A filibuster to remember

June 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

State Senator Wendy Davis from Texas filibustered one of the most restrictive abortion bills in history for almost 11 hours during a special session of Texas’ Senate last night. Supporters argued that the bill would protect women’s health by banning abortions after the 20th week, forcing doctor...

Society confronts rape culture

Society confronts rape culture

May 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Recently, the issue of rape culture has been brought to light, with the beginning of the Audrie Pott trial and the events that occurred in Steubenville. In Steubenville, Ohio, a 16-year old girl was raped by two high school football players after passing out at a party last summer. By using their cell p...

America: the land of the free and home of the disheartened?

America: the land of the free and home of the disheartened?

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

April 18, 2013

Filed under Boston, Opinion

It seems like every day that Americans hear about another crisis in this nation. One week, it was Hurricane Sandy. Another it was Boston. But what most Americans don't realize is that if we wallow in our sadness, nothing will change. These occurrences are terrible, that much is true, but we don't...

Editorial: Why we write controversial articles

February 27, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s not about shocking people. A newspaper answers the questions that most of society cannot answer themselves. A newspaper looks for the answers, verifies them and presents them so that the community can be informed. The Highlander strives to do this as well. In order to properly inform...

Editorial: overlooked voices

December 5, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between opinion and reality. Look to the many books that are recommended and required for students to reach in high school and middle school: Anne Frank’s diary, Maus I, Maus II and Night. They all focus on similar points of view on the same subject, the...

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