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Should parents give students more credit?

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, 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, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, 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, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, 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, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, 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, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, 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, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, 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 ...

The case for the humanity of Syrian children

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, News Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, 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...

A review of Rogue One: A Star Wars story

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, News Editor

December 27, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Reviews, Top Stories

When analyzed within the context of the “Star Wars” franchise as a whole, “Rogue One” is clearly a departure from their norms, even more so than “The Force Awakens.” The differences begin with Jyn Erso, the heroine played by Felicity Jones. Before her, we saw every “Star Wars” mai...

Happy holidays

Remy Farkas, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther

December 23, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, 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, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, 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 ...

Ranking the top 10 Christmas movies of all time

Ranking the top 10 Christmas movies of all time

Camila Myers and Mia Zaldivar

December 16, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Reviews, Top Stories

“Elf”: The untimely classic “Elf” is one of the best holiday movies for families. “Elf”revolves around Buddy the Elf, played by Will Ferrell, trying to form a bond with his father and reignite Christmas cheer in New York during Christmas. Watching Buddy adapt to his new life in New York...

No time for cheer

No time for cheer

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and everywhere you go, the Christmas displays and commercials remind you that school does not end until, well, the eve of Christmas Eve. Lovely. Schools got off for break on Dec. 18, 2015 last school year, giving parents and last-minute shoppers a f...

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