Dual opinion: Should cameras be mandatory during eLearning?
BY ELENA ASHBURN AND NICOLE NADLER A necessary evil: The case for cameras in class BY ELENA ASHBURN No student likes being on camera. It’s safe to say most Cowboys would prefer to be laying in bed in their pajamas instead of staring into the webcam on their laptop.... Read more
Senioritis isn’t laziness: High school seniors face too much pressure for their decreasing efforts to be labeled as just laziness
BY RYAN MERARD After three years of high school and plenty of years of school even before that, the ultimate goal of graduating is closer than ever for seniors. However, as the last two semesters progress, the infamous trait among seniors called “senioritis” can sweep through a great deal... Read more
Tackling teaching on Teams: The limits and ironic new freedoms online school has to offer
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ As we head into December, we near the end of the semester and the five-month mark of virtual school. This has been a reality for most Florida students, along with the entire United States, filled with hurdles never seen before.  And Broward County Public Schools’ (BCPS)... Read more
Approaching politics in class: Discussions should not mirror the national landscape
BY CHRIS GOMES Modern society has become concentrated with politics in every facet imaginable, and rightfully so. Politics and current events are as important as ever before in this day and age. In our emotionally-charged environment, it’s important to address politics in a reasonable fashion, refraining from the name-calling... Read more
Dual opinion: Returning to campus versus staying remote
BY ADDISON ROBERTS AND CHRIS GOMES The case against school staying remote BY ADDISON ROBERTS As schools slowly begin to reopen and lockdown meets its end, there is a great ongoing debate about whether such action is appropriate or beneficial to the American people.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)... Read more
Save the turtles: Hollywood did the right thing in banning single-use plastic
BY NICOLE NADLER Hollywood, Florida is the first city in Broward County to have an official movement to ban plastics. This is a very important step towards stopping pollution in the district, especially as Hollywood Beach is an attraction that brings in crowds of people from all over the... Read more
Remembering the people behind the politics: The case against dehumanizing politicians and politics
BY ADDISON ROBERTS With politics in America growing increasingly divisive, it’s becoming difficult for Americans to remember that our politicians in power are still people. Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Donald Trump contracting COVID-19, the response from opposing party lines has been... Read more
Voter suppression: The silencing of fundamental liberties is a sign of tyranny
BY CHRIS GOMES The process of voting is older than the nation itself. Voting is ingrained in our culture and is illustrated as a fundamental right for each eligible citizen to partake in. One would assume that with the right to pick the next leaders in government offices, voting... Read more
A stubborn state: Florida’s refusal to drop testing requirements is driving high school seniors sick
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Florida is known for being different, but right now isn’t the time for that.  Since the school year just started, many high school seniors have had their email inboxes full of everything that has to do with college and when the word ‘college’ is mentioned, ‘test’... Read more
Looking on the bright side: A recap of the  positive things that have happened in 2020
BY SOFIA MENDEZ These are difficult times for the world as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. The number of infections and deaths is increasing day by day, many cities and even countries are in quarantine and millions of people are forced to isolate themselves. However, amid all the... Read more