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Nicole Braun, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ah, it’s that time of year again. The lively summer leaves begin their descent to the ground, grocery stores start selling Halloween candy, and, most notably, Ramsey High School opens its doors to welcome students to a new year filled with learning, friendship, and most of all, stress. Already, only a...

Faceoff: Confederate Statues

Madeline Bierfass and Cecilia Taylor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Face-Off, Opinion

Confederate Statues: Monuments to Slavery By: Madeline Bierfass Should there be a statue of Adolf Hitler in Germany for all to see? Obviously not, because it would be extremely disrespectful to Holocaust survivors as well as many people all over the world. A debate similar to this is taking place in the Un...

Society and Solitude: An Open Letter to the Students of the World

Nicholas Benjung, Staff Writer

June 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I sit down to draft this letter fresh off the heels of yet another standardized test, another five hours spent locked in a classroom bubbling answers with the weight of my entire future crushing my shoulders. To say that I am in the midst of arguably the most important time period of my life would be...

The 2017 French Presidential Election

Alexa Austin, Staff Writer

June 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After a tough fight, Emmanuel Macron won the 2017 French Presidential Election with 66.1% of the vote. His competitor, Marine Le Pen, who garnered 33.9% of the vote, suffered a hard loss after her second attempt to win the French presidency ended in failure. Back in April, the French people went through their first round of voting for their next president. It narrowed down the whopping 1...

Faceoff: Trumpcare

Cecilia Taylor and Sophia Berkofsky

June 12, 2017


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New Health Care Act Takes Away Rights Required by Many Cecilia Taylor and Sophia Berkofsky On May 4th, the House voted 217 to 213 to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In its place, the GOP’s American Health Care Act was passed, and almost 21 million people around the country lost their right to health care. In 20...

Editorial: Summer Reading

The Editorial Staff

June 12, 2017


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As summer approaches, many students fear the dreaded summer reading assignments. While lots of students do enjoy reading in their free time, many wish that they could choose their own books. Students enjoy reading more when they are able to read genres and authors they already know and like. Students...

The Broken Truth Behind Standardized Testing

Molly Becher, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

"C, D, A, C, B, B....B... No, that can't be right. Three B's in a row, I definitely got that one wrong. Maybe I'll just change it just so there isn't a pattern. But what if they are trying to trick me... I'll leave it.... C, D, A, C, B, B, B." Hours, months, and years are spent sitting at desks, all...

Money Makes College Board Go Round

Cece Taylor, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Photo Courtesy the College Board By the end of high school, students are intimately familiar with many things; pulling all-nighters, cramming for tests, and writing papers overnight. However, there are some entities that this familiarization drives high schoolers to hate: one of these is College ...

The College Board is Flawed but Necessary

May 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Almost every high school student uses the college board at one point or another. Whether it is for SATs or AP Tests, students need the college board to get through high school. Some criticize the College Board for charging exorbitant prices for their tests and services while maintaining their status...

Diversity in Fashion and Beauty: Improving, but still a Work-in-Progress

Sarah Eldib, Managing Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the past, through ads and products, the fashion and beauty industries have always displayed a rigid set of standards of what it means to be ‘beautiful’ and/or ‘fashionable’. There wasn’t as much variety in foundation tones. There weren't as many sizes in clothing retail stores. There was...

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