When you get home from a long day of school or work, all you think about is your time to finally rest. Instead, students in America have to stress over the fact that they’re teachers assigned them with pounds of homework. I know I struggle with this problem. I have stayed up till 12 pushing … Continue reading When does the Amount of Homework Cross the Line?
When I was a little kid I thought it would be so cool to go to a circus, getting to see big animals up close like that. My parents always said no, telling me we couldn’t go because they were “mean” to animals there. Instead, they brought me to Noah’s Lost Ark Animal Sanctuary… so … Continue reading Circuses Must Stop Using Animals in Shows
Picture this; you’re in school, and summer is right around the corner. Then, out of seemingly nowhere, you get slapped across the face with a standardized test, and immediate pressure and stress is put upon you. You then remember about the multiple days you spent learning about what the test would be like and what … Continue reading Time Spent Preparing For Standardized Testing Is Wasted
The 2020 elections are this year. Does this mean we are just going to sit around because no one “inspires us” to do so? I hope not. Young adults, ages 18-29, care about different things than the older generations. Young voters care about gun control, climate change, health care equality, student debt, immigration, and stabilizing … Continue reading Why vote, if your voice isn’t heard?
On November 25, 2015 Dr. He Jiankui announced via Youtube that he had decided to push humankind across a controversial threshold. He announced that his work was responsible for twins that had been born that we’re both subject to genetic engineering using CRISPR. This was a threshold widely considered to be off limits. In 2015 … Continue reading The Problem With Gene Editing.
A long line of addiction is present in my family. My grandpa was an alcohol addict for countless years. His two sons became substance addicts later in their lives as well. All of them had to leave their lives and go to rehab. Even years later, they still struggle with staying sober, and falling off … Continue reading Enforcing the Drinking Age
Allie Rambo is someone you most likely don’t know, but someone whose story is unfortunately common in the United States. She is a random addict who is sadly caught in the horrible opioid crisis. She will probably die soon and join the 130 miserable people who die every day because of opioids, according to the … Continue reading End the Opioid Crisis by Monitoring Its Leading Contributors- Teenagers
Plan B should be available for girls under seventeen because it is more safe than other morning after pills and abortion pills. It could also prevent abortion later on, and will keep a possibly pregnant teenager safe from teen pregnancy. Plan B is a tablet that contains levonorgestrel (a drug used in different birth control … Continue reading Morning After Pill Avalible for Teens Without A Perscription
Multiple times, Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League, has speculated about expanding the league’s playoffs. Two more teams would be added if this happened, and according to Goodell himself, the proposal will be getting “serious consideration” (1). This is a bad idea, and if it were to happen, it would take away … Continue reading NFL Shouldn’t Expand Playoffs
Over one billion people, one sixth of the world’s population, don’t have access to safe water. The LifeStraw by the Vestergaard company solves this problem. The LifeStraw filters dirty water into pure, safe water. The LifeStraw has no batteries or working parts and removes up to 99.9 percent of waterborne bacteria. When you drink using the … Continue reading Can a Straw Save a Life?
Too Much Pressure to be Perfect The media depicts girls as stick-thin, super-thin but these standards are negatively affecting girls in. It’s estimated one in five women have an eating disorder and 50 percent of girls 11-13 view themselves as “overweight”. The pressure to be “perfect” starts younger than we would like to believe. Cases … Continue reading Too Much Pressure to be Perfect
Technology has triggered our advanced digital age. Paper books are out; tablets and computers are in. You can hold either five grand textbooks, or a tablet containing the information of hundreds. In school, paperwork and textbooks should be swapped for digital versions. My social studies textbook is approximately 600 pages. Textbooks come from trees and … Continue reading Digital Versions of School Books?
Two years ago, a presidential appointee overruled the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow young teenagers unfettered access to an “emergency” contraceptive known as the morning-after pill. This was the correct moral decision and future administrations should uphold it. The pill, Plan B, halves the chances of pregnancy when taken in the immediate days … Continue reading Keep Limitations on Plan B (Student Editorial Model)