How Stacey Abrams has mastered politics

Payton Selby, Columnist

February 28, 2019

Stacey Abrams, a long time Georgia icon has quickly outpaced her local stardom and become a national phenomenon. I am embarrassed to say when I met her in 2017 at the start of her campaign, I regarded her as nothing remarkable,...

Why do we enjoy crime stories?

Addie Anderson, Columnist

February 28, 2019

Ever since I was little I knew there was a great deal of popularity among crime stories. When I was little, my sister and I enjoyed watching a show called Monk where a homicide detective who works with the San Francisco Police...

The Abortion Debate

Phoebe Lariccia, Columnist

February 28, 2019

Imagine this: You’re a thirty-year-old pregnant woman, and you just took a trip to the doctor for your check-up. While there, the doctor delivered you some heartbreaking news. Your baby, the one you had been carrying for six...

On the Edge of Sleep Dreaming of the Bi-Line

Andrew Zacks, Columnist

February 28, 2019

What is the highest number of Italian-Americans you’ve come across on New Jersey Transit? I’ll tell you for me it’s one. Not a lot, I know. He punched my ticket, which isn’t even an innuendo, and we were off under the...

Guide to Being a Second Semester Junior

Andrew Stevens, Columnist

February 28, 2019

Let’s get this out of the way. I have only been a second-semester junior for a few weeks. Still got 13 to go. I am no expert. But I’ll try to be. The most popular topic of conversation for any second semester junior, and...

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Poses a Threat to the Democratic Party

Payton Selby, Columnist

February 1, 2019

Since the 2018 Midterm Elections, a wave of progression seems to have fallen over the Democratic party, energizing millennial voters and further engaging many into politics. The new Democratic freshman congressional class is the...

Why mindfulness is the best thing you can do for your studies

Ansley McNeel, Photography Editor

February 1, 2019

In a school like Westminster where students rush from AP classes to varsity practices to heaps of homework, it is often a non-starter to ask students to leave their work alone for ten minutes during a break. Many students go...

Trump’s Wall: Reinforcing Social Divides with Concrete Dividers

Phoebe Lariccia, Columnist

February 1, 2019

Five billion dollars. Imagine what you could do with that money—Would you buy a couple mansions with bowling alleys, movie theaters, and twelve-car garages like 21 Savage? Provide clean water to every developing country? Create...

Thankful for each other

Addie Anderson, Columnist

December 7, 2018

For high school students, the major holidays of the fall semester are Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. After making it through three months of the school year, Halloween provides a fun time for students to relax, dress...

Why individual political education is still important

Anna Bass, Columnist

December 7, 2018

In high school, we see a lot of young folk beginning their journey into politics; however, how they get arrive at their beliefs can be questionable. Many young students arrive at their political opinions because of what their...

A Gentrification Story Still Unfolding

Andrew Stevens, Columnist

December 7, 2018

My next-door neighbors have lived in their house since the ‘60s. I learned this when I was seven; I climbed the wooden fence to their backyard and hopped in before I realized that I was stuck. To be fair, their backyard looks...

Female Leadership

Addie Anderson, Columnist

November 2, 2018

As a teenage girl growing up in the 21st century in America, I have learned a lot about how far women rights have come, but also how far we have yet to go. In the past, women have been treated as inferior to the opposite sex, a...

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