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Point/Counterpoint: Restrictions vs Economy

Restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to protect public health is vital, however it has negatively impacted the economy. Art by Arushi Sharma and Ishika Kaushik.
December 12, 2020

Should public health be prioritized over the economy during Covid-19?  Public health takes precedence over stabilizing the economy during COVID-19  Arushi Sharma On Dec. 2 Governor Jay Inslee...

Point/Counterpoint: Honor Society volunteering during Covid-19

Giving back during a pandemic is important, but in-person volunteering has the potential to put students, families and the community at risk. Art by Mia Tavares.
December 3, 2020

Should Honor Society require service hours during the Covid-19 pandemic? Yes, service hours are even more important during the pandemic Mia Tavares On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued...

Point/Counterpoint: Cancel Culture

Cancel culture perpetuates both hostility and accountability within the digital world. Art by Sofia Leotta.
October 8, 2020

Does cancel culture have a positive impact on our society? Yes, cancel culture fills in the gaps left by unequal societal systems Sofia Leotta Social media enables action. Amid a rapidly digitalized...

Point/Counterpoint: college phone tracking

Point/Counterpoint: college phone tracking graphic for web. Art by Priya Annapureddy and
February 7, 2020

Pro: Throughout the nation, dozens of colleges are starting to track their student’s phones, using an app called SpotterEDU. The primary goal is to increase student attendance, thereby encouraging students...

Point-counterpoint: Items for service hours

PointCounterpoint on items for hours; thumbnail graphic. Art by Naomi Nam
December 20, 2019

Yes, donations reflect meaningful service Naomi Nam National Honor Society (NHS) encourages students to support their community through volunteering. Donating items is one of the ways to earn hours during...

Point counterpoint: Is it appropriate to use Chick-fil-A as a partner?

Point counterpoint: Is it appropriate to use Chick-fil-A as a partner?
Clubs at Inglemoor and schools across the nation partner with brands as a source of funding. The recent partnering with Chick-fil-A has struck students as controversial.
November 22, 2019

On Oct. 25, students gathered at the Chick-fil-A in Canyon Park to celebrate the football game’s “fifth” quarter. From 9 to 11 p.m., 20 percent of all sales connected to Inglemoor students were...

Point/Counterpoint: Climate strikes

Will these climate strikes actually amount to any change?
April 4, 2019

We need to put consistent pressure on the government for policy changes by Aditi Jain The recent debate for climate change is about finding the most efficient approach to solve the problem. To protest...

Point/Counterpoint: PDA in a school setting

Based on a survey of 360 students, 44 percent of students believe PDA is acceptable on campus while 56 percent believe it is not.
March 7, 2019

PDA is appropriate by Kayla Kapralova Public displays of affection (PDA) are far from rare on most high school campuses. However, the appropriateness of PDA, especially in a school setting, is largely...

Point/Counterpoint: Unweighted vs. Weighted GPA

Point/Counterpoint: Unweighted vs. Weighted GPA
September 27, 2018

A grade point average (GPA) summarizes a student’s academic performance by assigning each class grade to a numerical value (A = 4.0, B = 3.0, etc.) and taking the average of the point total. Some schools,...

Point/Counterpoint: Honor Society

Point/Counterpoint: Honor Society
In order to participate in Honor Society, students must complete a set number of volunteer honors. Are students only participating to pad their college apps or are they doing genuine good for the community?
March 28, 2018

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,...

Point/Counterpoint: Political discussion in class

Point/Counterpoint: Political discussion in class
March 3, 2018

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...

Point/Counterpoint: Gun laws

Point/Counterpoint: Gun laws
January 21, 2018

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...

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