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Burning the flag: a sign of civil unrest

Susan Aghedo and Allessandra Inzinna

December 9, 2016


Filed under In-depth, OPINION, Top Stories

The First Amendment is sacred to the foundation and continuation of the United States of America as a free nation. The ability to petition the government, to declare personal ideals through small and large protests is considered a fundamental value of American democracy. Burning the American flag is on...

A letter from the Online Editor-in-Chief: The dawn of a new age in Cuba

Thomas Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2016


Filed under In-depth, OPINION, Top Stories

Fidel Castro has died. Finally. The 90-year-old man was the former president and leader of a nation whose people developed intense feelings toward him. The charismatic and egotistical man behind the scrawny beard single-handedly wrote a chapter in the history of communism, reshaped his nation’s foreign...

Why do high school students struggle with their confidence?

Sydney Sancho, Life Editor

November 22, 2016


Filed under In-depth, OPINION, Top Stories

Many believe high school cultivates self-discovery and self acceptance. Yet through the eyes of students, these four years do the opposite. For many teens high school acts as an environment where students are compared by their academic level, physical appearance and social relationships. From the...

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: the case for both candidates

Remy Farkas and Blake Rubenstein

November 8, 2016


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION, Top Stories

With election night now finally upon us, here are the cases for the Democratic and Republican party candidates. Tonight, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, and here is why. The case for Hillary Clinton: When girls of all ages see her on TV, in a...

Alicia Keys unlocks self-confidence

Morgan Elmslie, Copy Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

The vocal competition show “The Voice” introduced their newest celebrity judge this season, the Grammy award-winning singer and song writer, Alicia Keys. Ms. Keys took national television with a fresh face; without a single trace of bronzer, eyeshadow or blush. Her appearance made headlines as pe...

Honoring an enabler

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor

October 16, 2016


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, Top Stories

On Sept. 17, 2016, the Nittany Lions marching band and cheerleading squad took the field and performed for the fans in the stands of Beaver Stadium. Videos streamed from the big-screens for a stroll down memory lane - but some memories were left out at this game against Temple, where both teams  expr...

Presidential candidate promotes sexual assault

Morgan Elmslie, Copy Editor

October 8, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

Note use of vulgarity for p----, f--- and b----. A man who says, “I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful- I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you...

Legalize it

Legalize it

Morgan Elmslie, Copy Editor

August 30, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

For the second time in Florida’s history, medical marijuana is on the ballot, and this year, it awaits legalization. In 2015, 58 percent of voters favored the legalization of medical marijuana, but the bill failed to reach the minimum 60 percent needed to become a law. Because of its presence on the...

Day 4: Why rooming with a high school friend is beneficial

Day 4: Why rooming with a high school friend is beneficial

Sofia Brand, Staff Writer

May 28, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

Going through the transition from high school to college, students have mixed emotions when it comes to rooming with new people. Having a friend as a roommate could make the transition from high school smoother and less stressful. Compared to living with someone else, being roommates with someone yo...

Day 1: How gap years save money

Day 1: How gap years save money

May 25, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

Popularity of gap years among high school graduates has shot up in the last decade according to the American Gap Association. The year after high school in which students delay attending college does not always entail traveling, but is often used for work to have money for future expenses. Taking a ...

The difficulty of standing up

Remy Farkas, Editor-In-Chief

April 30, 2016


Filed under Issues & Ideas, OPINION

For many women, being assertive is a difficult and daunting task. This holds especially true for teenage girls who are still developing an identity and self-confidence. In a commercial recently released by Secret Deodorant, a businesswoman is depicted looking into a bathroom mirror rehearsing her pitch to ...

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