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Workload overload

Adam Schwartz, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Front page, Opinions, Uncategorized

There are seven hours and twenty minutes in the average school day. However, when you add up all the hours spent doing homework, studying and writing outside of school, the school day extends another one to five hours depending on the night. The workload students are getting is increasing, along with thei...

An Unfair System

Julia Skwerski, Staff Photographer
January 20, 2017
Filed under Opinions

For me school is hardly ever enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong I love learning new things and solving fancy equations because it gives me a sense of accomplishment, but the harsh G.P.A and testing system has most everyone finding it harder and harder to focus on learning and more about memorizing correct...

Trump Inauguration Protest

Paige Connor, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions

       On March 11, Republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump abruptly cancelled his rally in Chicago after clashes with protesters inside and outside the Chicago Pavilion. The problem in this situation isn’t the protesters, but with what has flowed from Trump’s mouth.        Supporters and p...

Taking the reigns

Maddie Grant, Copy editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Front page, Opinions, Top Stories

Prior to Nov. 8, like many other Americans, I was eager to put the election behind me. I was ready for the barrage of news to cease and for the circus that had pitched its tent in America since June of last year to fold up and leave. After Election Day, I hoped I would finally regain peace of mind an...

Mismanaged money

Anna Czulno, Online editor-in-chief
January 9, 2017
Filed under Front page, Opinions, Top Stories

We’ve all heard this lesson at least one time in our life. Save your money. It seems simple enough, yet according to a survey conducted by Capital One and ING Direct, approximately 87 percent of teens know little to nothing about managing money. This means they know little to nothing about saving ...

Technical Difficulty

Julia Skwerski, Staff Photographer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Our education has a flaw, a big in your face flaw. Technology. Shocking I know, what could go wrong when you give a high school student an Ipad or Chromebook. But like the children’s story When You Give a Mouse a Cookie the student will inevitably want more whether it be in gadgets or apps, it begins t...

A World Series Title for the Cubs

Anna Czulno, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Last Friday, many students from Rolling Meadows attended the Cubs parade. As one of the seventh largest human gatherings in history, the parade was a day to remember for all of the people that attended it. Despite all the excitement though, I couldn’t help but think that it was all a little bit bi...

How Scott Adams hypnotized himself

Sam Svoboda, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Dilbert creator Scott Adams has gained a sizable following recently for his blog posts on Trump and the general election. The angle he tackles the topic certainly is novel; he brands Trump as the “Master Persuader,” and predicts Trump will win the election due to his “superior persuasion skills....

Native American injustice

Natalie D'Souza, Opinions Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Opinions

America. The most influential and dominant country in the world. A nation that is based on democratic values of justice and equality. A nation that is currently denying and violating those rights regarding those of the original American people: Native Americans. The injustice started in 1492, when Christop...

Denouncing derogatory words

Sammi Milligan, Features Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Opinions

It’s just not funny anymore Here’s the thing, I know that our society has become very politically correct. I understand that sometimes a person really is joking or being sarcastic. I can be the exact same way, but if it truly affects or bothers a person, it shouldn’t be funny. Gay, in tech...

Political parody

Nidhi Thakkar, Business Manager
September 21, 2016
Filed under Opinions

If you’ve happened to check Twitter, read the news or even look outside your window recently, you’ve noticed election propaganda everywhere. You’ve probably also realized that this election is a joke. Our candidates have focused on belittling each other, making irrelevant arguments and stooping ...

Downloadable disaster

Frankie Bruno, Editorial Cartoonist
March 17, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Back before the Internet was popular and the video game industry was young, there was just the player and the game.  All of that has changed now thanks to downloadable content (DLC) and constant access to the Internet.  DLC seems like a fantastic idea in concept, but just like anything else, it has...

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