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Issue 6 edited Staff Editorial

March 22
Filed under Archive, Editorial, Insight

We would all like to believe we are unbiased, always choosing the most qualified candidate without letting our personal prejudices cloud our judgement, but this is not always the case. But when it comes down to it, we often hold partiality to a friend or to the name we know well. This is not nece...

Want to ban books?

Want to ban books?

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor
March 18
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

A girl named Scout recounts when her older brother Jem broke his elbow, so begins one of the most famed and daring literary creations of all time, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” To the poor souls who have yet to read Harper Lee’s novel that has made banned book lists across the country for decades, this...

Should parents give students more credit?

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor
March 13
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

Throughout generations, expectations for students grow immensely. According to Statista, from a little under 6 million people attending school in 1965 to over 20 million college attendees today, competition for college has surged in the past 50 years.  With the loss of medium-skill jobs due to techno...

Why high schools need breaks in between each grading period

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor
February 20
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

One hundred and eighty days of a student’s year is spent at school. One hundred and eighty days of slamming the 6:20 alarm clock, contemplating being late for just 10 more minutes of sleep. One hundred and eighty days of running on four hours of sleep to do homework. One hundred and eighty days of ...

Day 13: Distance doesn’t really make the heart grow fonder

Day 13: Distance doesn’t really make the heart grow fonder

Alexandra Pedrosa, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

Many high schoolers believe their relationship will last through college but due to trust problems and a new places, that is most likely not going to be the case. The reality is that only five percent of high school couples survive college together. Once one enters college they are surrounded by a comple...

Day 12: A recent history of sexual assault victims being failed by the state

Day 12: A recent history of sexual assault victims being failed by the state

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor
February 12
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

Sexual assault is notoriously difficult to prosecute. Consent is almost always impossible to prove and oftentimes physical evidence is not as common as shows like CSI would portray it to be. Fluids and fibers are rarely present and medical examinations are not always clear-cut evidence. Thousands of cases in...

Day 9: The importance of a fulfilling college experience

Day 9: The importance of a fulfilling college experience

Thomas Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief
February 9
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

It is simple. We live in a world where a college degree directly correlates to success. When employers see Northwestern, or Duke or Harvard on your resume, they salivate and hire inexperienced 20-something year-olds based off the prestige of the institutions they paid hundreds of thousands of dollar...

Day 6: Do the “little things” matter in a relationship?

Day 6: Do the “little things” matter in a relationship?

Alec Lanzas, Managing Editor
February 6
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

Teens exploring newfound love often wonder how much the little things in a relationship really matter.  These “little things” are extremely important. Little acts of kindness show your significant other how much you really care to keep the relationship exciting. Failure to recognize the little things ...

Day 5: The necessity of inclusivity

Day 5: The necessity of inclusivity

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, News Editor
February 5
Filed under Editorial, insight, Top Stories

When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015, many people in the heterosexual-cisgender community felt that this was the epitome of a victory for the LGBTQ+ community. Yet while they rightfully celebrated the exceptional event, they also seemed to promptly forget that the LGBTQ+ community...

The case for the humanity of Syrian children

The case for the humanity of Syrian children

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, News Editor
January 18
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

Earlier this month, terrorist group ISIS released a video showing a Syrian toddler executing one of their prisoners. The prisoner was a member of the PKK, a group operating in Turkey and Iraq for the independence of Kurdistan in southern Turkey and northern Iraq. The child is one of many caught up in the...

Happy holidays

Remy Farkas, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther
December 23
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

During a season of red and green, anyone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas may to feel isolated. Whether it’s the 10-foot Christmas tree or blinding lights, Christmas tends to outshine any other holiday. When I stand at the checkout counter at a store and the cashier says “Merry Christmas”; when ...

Is receiving a gift as difficult as giving one

Blake Rubenstein, Business Manager
December 19
Filed under Editorial, Insight, Top Stories

              As the holiday season approaches, families and friends show their appreciation for each other by giving gifts. When should you pretend to like a gift and when should you reject one? When rejecting a present, feelings may be hurt ...

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