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When Homework Fails to Be Helpful

When Homework Fails to Be Helpful

When Roberto Nevilis first assigned his class homework in 1905, it was used as a tool to punish his students, rather than to reintegrate and practice material as we see it today. While the intention of assigning homework has shifted overtime, the over-assigning of it, which causes stress, anxiety, and more, has started making it lose its effectiveness and purpose.
Roanna Pham , Staff Writer December 6, 2021
Having to sacrifice extracurriculars, time with family and friends, and most importantly, sleep, has become a norm for most high school students. By making homework optional, it would relive stress and anxiety, encourage independence, and give more time to students for activities outside of a classroom and near a textbook.
Drone Strikes: A Better Alternative

Drone Strikes: A Better Alternative

The debate on whether drone strikes are the most efficient, and more importantly, ethical, tools for targeting enemies has been ongoing since the first one was ever used. Although the usage of drone strikes have increased rapidly, especially throughout trump’s 3 year term, the lower rate of casualties and affordability shows their efficacy compared to other methods, as well as how important and necessary they are to American foreign policy and the fight against terrorism.
Alexander Richter, Staff Writer December 6, 2021
Compared to other methods, drone strikes are effective and have more benefits than losses, which is why they are essential to counterterrorism. While the increase of strikes have raised many questions, the mostly positive results have started to answer many of them.
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