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The Silence Breakers Encourage Others to Raise Their Voices

The Silence Breakers Encourage Others to Raise Their Voices

Nicole Braun, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2018

Time magazine broke away from its typical mold this year when it chose its person, or, rather, People of the Year. The predictability of the “Person of the Year” was shattered when five women (and an elbow) graced the cover of the prestigious magazine, bearing the exceedingly appropriate title, “Th...

Faceoff: Kneeling During the National Anthem

Faceoff: Kneeling During the National Anthem

Bobby Taylor and Maggie Scaglione

November 7, 2017

 Here's What's Wrong With Kneeling By: Maggie Scaglione When we think of the United States of America, our strong, developed nation, we should all gain a sense of patriotism. It is this pride in our country that we portray on a day to day basis, our love casting a light on those who made our natio...

Late Night Shows Tackle Politics

Isabella D'Amico, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

2016 was a year where politics infiltrated every nook and cranny of our daily lives. Every newspaper headline was about Hillary Clinton trying to relate to the youths of America, using some random modern slang. Every humor website was talking about Donald Trump’s ridiculous tweets and whether he should ju...

Snapchat: Friend or Foe?

Patrick Chambers, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Evan Spiegel, one of the world’s youngest billionaires, is the founder of Snapchat, one of the most used social media apps in the world. Snapchat has connected people on an unprecedented scale in a relatively short time. However, for all the progress it has made, some serious issues have been brough...

iPad Restrictions

Cecilia Taylor, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2017

Here at Ramsey High School, students are entrusted with iPads, both in and out of the classroom. This technology allows us to to learn in ways that many students at other schools are not able to. For instance, it is incredibly easy for Ramsey students to remain in constant contact with their teachers and...

The Expense of College

Sophia Berkofsky, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2017

As the time for applying to college approaches, students feel the stress associated with college admissions. As early as middle school, students have been taught that our grades are important for high placement, and that a poor grade on our transcript can be detrimental to our likelihood of getting in...

Wellness Center

Nicole Braun, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2017

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

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

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

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...