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Unemployed Mothers or Working Moms?

Unemployed Mothers or Working Moms?

Carolina A. and Mikah C.

September 6, 2019

Jamie G. goes home every day to find a prepared meal or snack to satisfy her hunger. This is a result of her stay-at-home mother. Jamie is quick to voice her appreciation for her mom and begins to wonder. After her bite, she asks, “Why did you become a stay-at-home mom?” Mrs. Jenny Gesiriech became a stay at home m...

Homework: Necessity or Not

Homework: Necessity or Not

Carolina A. and Mikah C.

August 22, 2019

Mrs. Vanesa Gonsales, Day Creek’s Child Care Coordinator and also the proud mother of a DCIS sixth grader, watches her son check the answers to his homework problems, sitting amongst other child care students at a cluttered table. It is littered with multiple books, journals, writing utensils, and...

Genetic Cloning: Ethical or not?

Genetic Cloning: Ethical or not?

Ally D. and Ashley P.

August 19, 2019

On July 5th, 1996, scientists succeeded in introducing Dolly to the world. Dolly was the first mammal genetically cloned from two different sheep, beginning a new trend. This discovery has begun to move from private businesses and schools into the public as well. Despite never intending to be a commerc...

Why do we care so much about self-image?

Why do we care so much about self-image?

Maleehah H., Writer

May 9, 2019

Your mirror is something that you're probably afraid of. Sometimes, what scares you, is the person you see in its reflection. It's someone you have known all of your life but is still somewhat of a stranger. You see the clothes that you use to cover yourself, recognize the voice you use to communicat...

Notre Dame Donations: Good or Bad Intentions?

Notre Dame Donations: Good or Bad Intentions?

Alisha G. and Ashima G.

April 28, 2019

The Notre Dame Cathedral has been an iconic symbol of Paris and stood tall for 856 years. Until now. On April 15, 2019, the famous cathedral caught fire, and a small spark grew into a flaming blaze. Priceless paintings burned, and one of the seven spires crumbled. While everyone grieved for the iconic cathed...

The Hijab: Oppresive or Not?

The Hijab: Oppresive or Not?

Ashima G. and Maleehah H.

April 15, 2019

The hijab, a piece of religious cloth traditionally worn by women in Islam, has been around for hundreds of years. People all around the globe wear this covering for many different reasons, albeit positive or negative. “After I started wearing hijab,” commented Katherine Bullock, a Canadian wh...

Self-Care

Self-Care

Maleehah H., Writer

March 21, 2019

According to a survey done by Samantha Zabell, around 49% of high schoolers feel “a great deal of stress” everyday. In addition, some teens feel so burdened that they miss meals and fail to take care of themselves.”More than one-third of teens reported feeling tired (36 percent),” said the Amer...

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Maleehah H. and Bryce P.

March 18, 2019

The earth, an extremely round planet, is flat? The government is hiding secret alien activity in area 51? The landing on the moon was faked? These are all called “conspiracies,” but most people take them as fact. I mean, Earth just has to be flat! It can’t be round with all the evidence! The gov...

P.E. Testing – Does It Really Matter?

P.E. Testing – Does It Really Matter?

Tori D. and Paige S.

February 22, 2019

“The FitnessGram Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The 20-meter pacer test will begin in 30 seconds. The second time you fail to complete a lap before the sound, your test is over. The test will begin on the word start. On your mark...

Jussie Smollett Fakes Attack, Faces 3 Years In Prison

Jussie Smollett Fakes Attack, Faces 3 Years In Prison

Ashima G., Writer

February 22, 2019

On January 29, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claimed to have been attacked by two masked men after he’d stopped at a Subway shop. Supposedly, the attackers beat him and hurled horrible insults about his sexual preference and race. They were also alleged to have put a rope around his neck and ...

Why Song Pariodies Are Better Than Actual Songs

Why Song Pariodies Are Better Than Actual Songs

Emily H. and Abby S.

February 14, 2019

Okay, picture this: You’re listening to your favorite song with your friends and you collectively realize none of you know this one particular verse. So, instead of singing “ So here’s my number, so call me maybe,” its sounds like “I love pancakes, can you add syrup maybe?”. Before you ...

Why Braces Are The Worst

Why Braces Are The Worst

Roxy R., Writer

February 14, 2019

People change and modify their appearance all the time. Many dye their hair or get glasses. Braces are one of many modifications kids do to themselves. Braces are beneficial. They’ll straighten your teeth and erase some potential insecurities. Yet in reality, braces sometimes can be the absolute worst! I...

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