Transgender People Shouldn’t Choose Bathrooms

In Connecticut, there are currently laws that allow transgender people (including students) to use the bathroom of their choice. This means that biological females can go into the boys bathroom and biological boys can go into the girl bathrooms.  This goes against rules I had known my whole life. Girls were supposed to use the … Continue reading Transgender People Shouldn’t Choose Bathrooms

School Administrations Need to Work With Parents to Educate Kids About Racism at a Young Age

As an 8th grader in 2022, it is abundantly clear to me that my generation is not postracial. I witness racism at my small middle school. My brother notices it at his elementary school. We often see it online. In the moment, the hurtful words feel unforgivable. But I’ve realized that racism isn’t always a … Continue reading School Administrations Need to Work With Parents to Educate Kids About Racism at a Young Age

 Native American Team Names Shouldn’t Be Forced A Name Change

                               A team in the MLB called the Cleveland Indians was changed to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022. The MLB forced a team name change, because the word “Indians” was in their name. The NFL team called the Washington Redskins, was forced to change the team name … Continue reading  Native American Team Names Shouldn’t Be Forced A Name Change

WE NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE

Tillman Kovac ILA 4/6/2 Mr Jockers                                                                                                                                                   We need to make a change  Everyday, the planet I live on gets polluted and that is a terrible thing. When my friends and I walk to our local village store after school to get a sandwich or something to eat before we come back to the school to … Continue reading WE NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE

Trans men should not be allowed in woman sports

Trans men should not be allowed to play womans sports. “In 2019, about 2,500 men, almost one-third of the total number of men competing worldwide in the IAAF 100-meter event, beat the fastest women’s time. Without segregation, it’s not just that men would win — women would never even qualify for the competitions in the … Continue reading Trans men should not be allowed in woman sports

It is O.K to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples based on Religious Beliefs

Baker Jack Philips working at his bakery In the biggest case religious liberty case, the supreme court ruled 7-2 in favor of a Christian baker who unfairly got prosecuted because he refused to serve a same-sex couple because it violated his religious beliefs. This is outrageous, that people are prosecuted for practicing their religious beliefs.  … Continue reading It is O.K to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples based on Religious Beliefs

Do Violent Video Games Make People Violent in Real Life? The Answer: No.

Ryan Scala Mr. Jockers ILA April 6, 2022 Violence in Video Games vs. Personality Some people think that violent video games cause people to be violent. What could be done about this?  People should be educated that this isn’t true, and there should be published data and resources/research about it. I’ve been playing a lot … Continue reading Do Violent Video Games Make People Violent in Real Life? The Answer: No.

Petition the US government to abolish the electoral college

Petition the US government to abolish the Electoral College I was 8 years old during the 2016 American presidential election. Despite being young at the time, I recall how most news sources predicted the presidential candidate for the democratic party, Hillary Clinton, would win the election against her republican counterpart Donald Trump. However, this isn’t … Continue reading Petition the US government to abolish the electoral college

Illegalize Recreational Marijuana in Connecticut

Marijuana isn’t a new discovery. From its early beginnings in America of Mexican immigrants carrying it over to escape revolution in their country, it has been a symbol of peace, and a symbol of war. From the Vietnam War protests to Nixon’s War on Drugs, this drug has seen mixed opinions in this country. It … Continue reading Illegalize Recreational Marijuana in Connecticut

The WHO Must Address This Third-World Maternal Health Crisis

In third-world, low income countries, women are dying due to complications from, pregnancy, childbirth and, postpartum at a concerning rate. The WHO (World Health Organization) estimated that third-world countries account for 86 to 94% of all global annual maternal deaths, the highest being South Sudan with a staggering 1,150 maternal deaths per year. This large … Continue reading The WHO Must Address This Third-World Maternal Health Crisis

It Isn’t Racist-Bring The “Redskins” Back

  When you think of the names Redskins or Braves what do you think? Most people would think “They’re just names of sports teams.” But they’re not; Instead these names have a far deeper meaning behind them. The names were given to these teams to represent Native Americans; to honor them after the unacceptable treatment … Continue reading It Isn’t Racist-Bring The “Redskins” Back

Unfair advantages don’t belong in sports.

Legend Olympic swimmer Kate Ziegler’s 500 meter freestyle swim record has been broken this past month. The person who broke this record is somebody you would not expect. Ranked #432 in college men’s swimming,  William Thomas swam at the University of Pennsylvania for three years. During the Covid era, at age 19, he began the … Continue reading Unfair advantages don’t belong in sports.