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The Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans

The Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans

While not many miss the time of online school, the few benefits like having all your electronics just a foot away and always having access to food are definitely missed by most students. But did we "mess up" our attention spans and increase our dependency on electronics through the familiarity and comfort our phones and social media apps gave us during the pandemic?
Rahul Raman April 30, 2022
Has the pandemic and distance learning (a time when our phone and electronics were always assessable), impacted the attention spans of students, or have there always been this many iPad kids?
Giving Community College The Praise It Deserves

Giving Community College The Praise It Deserves

While going off to university is a scary enough thought, all the bills and pressure that comes along with it puts many students at a disadvantaged position before they even start school. On the other hand, community college is an affordable and effective alternative that should be promoted more to high school seniors.
Rahul Raman February 23, 2022
Instead of starting your college career thousands of dollars in debt, community college can offer you a more flexible school-life that allows you to adjust to the college-life at your own pace.
Georgian activists hold posters as they gather in support of Ukraine in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraines government with a pro-Moscow administration, and said former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Ukraine: The Playground of Empires

With the ranging suspicion of what Russian president Vladimir Putin's next move will be, NATO should continue its aid to Ukraine through the arming and training of their soldiers.
Alexander Richter February 22, 2022
In order to maintain the emerging democracy and needed peace in Ukraine, NATO, and specifically the United States, should continue sending arms and providing army training to Ukraine in preparation of Russia's next possible move.
Leave Charizard In The Past!

Leave Charizard In The Past!

Pokemon character Charizard has been a fan favorite for over 25 years. But while it does still remain popular, its lack of uniqueness makes it unworthy of all the fan service GameFreak is giving it.
Ryan Ngai February 22, 2022
Although many have sentimental feelings attached to Charizard, it is time for GameFreak to hop onto a new, more interesting bandwagon.
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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