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

Illustration by Roberta Nicastro

Alexandra Pedrosa, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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?

Photo Illustration courtesy of Roberta Nicastro

Alec Lanzas, Managing Editor

February 6, 2017

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, 2017

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

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, News Editor

January 18, 2017

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, 2016

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, 2016

              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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