Americans need to stop celebrating stupidity

Alex DeSimone, Contributing Witer

November 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Why do we, as Americans, allow our political and cultural lives be represented by figures who—more often than not—pay no attention to creating a refined image for themselves? Is it something in the water? Any time a...

College Board doing quite well by its AP students

Alex Tsymbalisty, Perspective Editor

October 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

For most students in an AP class, the chance to demonstrate what they have learnt and get college credit comes at the end of the year in the form of an AP test. With this test also comes a fee: 93 dollars per test. At fir...

Summer beckons, with all its allure and weather-related calamities

May 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

“It’s hard to relax by the pool when you start thinking about the gallons of water California doesn’t have, or Flint, Michigan, for that matter. It’s almost impossible to think about hitting the beaches and getting that tan when you remember the beaches themselves are eroding as water levels in the Great Lakes continue to drop.”

Go learn sign language

Maya Stawarski, Perspective Editor

March 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Out of the 50 million or so children and young adults attending schools in America today, about 3 million have a hearing loss. With the vast majority of these people currently attending a public school, simply put, it’s a...

International community’s hopes in Olympics thawing relations with North Korea ill-founded

Alex Tsymbalisty, Perspective Editor

March 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Ah, the Olympics: a time for countries to put their differences aside and engage in some friendly competition. Playing sports is the ultimate way to reduce tensions and bring people of all countries together. Or is it? When...

One to one initiative yielding results good for learning, staff, school

Joe Tita, Guest Writer

January 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Lake Park teachers are amazing and make magic happen every day. They continue to implement innovative teaching strategies and experiment with the technologies available to them. We are all privileged to be among such hard-working,...

“Ask Sarah” advice column debuts

Sarah Abraham, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

From pimples to crushes and everything in between, high school is so rough. Juggling school, work and extracurriculars is no ordinary feat. But sometimes, life’s hardest problems can’t be solved by yourself. Or even by...

Think Net Neutrality debate is over? Think again

Mason Shen, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017

Filed under Opinion

"The situation at hand is a nightmare for consumers. But the fight isn't over yet. People can still call and email their senators and state representatives to let them know that these rules cannot be taken away, and that Net Neutrality is a gem universally sought out as every man, woman, and child benefit from its fruits."