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Point/Counterpoint: Honor Society

Point/Counterpoint: Honor Society

Kaylea Agate and Shannon Hong

March 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Honor Society misses the point by Kaylea Agate Character. Scholarship. Leadership. Service: these four values are the pillars that Honor Society supposedly rests on and to which its members aspire, yet in practice, the organization may not do as much to further these ideals as it could or should. ...

Point/Counterpoint: Political discussion in class

Point/Counterpoint: Political discussion in class

Megan Munson and Nicole Turtle

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Stories

Teachers should encourage students to get involved Living in a politically-charged society, it is only natural for current events to come up during casual conversation. Of course, these discussions frequently appear in classrooms — which is entirely necessary in order for students to develop a gre...

Point/Counterpoint: Gun laws

Point/Counterpoint: Gun laws

Ben Dossett and Evelyn Yang

January 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Stories

Gun laws are ineffective After a mass shooting occurs in the United States, many Americans are quick to demand that the government increases restrictions on firearms. This advice would be entirely counterproductive and do little to actually reduce these crimes, while infringing on the rights of the pe...

Point/Counterpoint: The unconscious bias

Point/Counterpoint: The unconscious bias

Ray Fung and Eli Reed

March 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Showcase

Seek to understand bias People cannot help but categorize. It is in our nature as humans to group things, even other people, together to make it easy on our subconscious when we are confronted with a situation. As such, implicit bias is a core pillar of the human psyche and should not be met with ...

Point/Counterpoint: Freedom of speech

Point/Counterpoint: Freedom of speech

December 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Stories

Free speech enables hate By Maya Holt, Reporter Freedom has always been a cornerstone of America—it is among the rights guaranteed to us in the Constitution. Also among these rights is the equally-important right to life and liberty, and when people no longer feel safe in their community b...

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