Stop The Stigma

The clock reads 3:30am, and all he can do is lie awake. Past actions and self hatred cloud his mind, refusing to give him the relief of closing his eyes and drifting off to sleep. Hours pass, and he can feel his chest tighten as he glances at the clock. 6:30am. The very thought of …

Dairy Queen Versus Rita’s

In the spur of the moment, three ambitious high school journalism students commenced polling for the ultimate contest of cold dessert history. After polling a representative sample of 172 students and teachers, we had all the evidence we needed, with a p-value less than .01, qualifying at the .05 alpha level. Let the games begin. …

Does School Start Too Early?

Here’s a common sight. It’s almost 8 a.m., and students are rushing to get to homeroom before the bell rings so they aren’t marked late. Many students still look half-asleep, trying to wake themselves up with coffee. The average start-time for schools in America is 8 a.m., and many students will agree that school starts …

‘Extremely’ Moving ‘and Incredibly’ Life Changing

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is an incredibly moving and influential film. The 130 minute movie captures the heartbreak and loss of September 11, 2001 while also setting the stage for an intricate mystery and journey through life’s hardships. Released in the Winter of 2011 the movie is still popular over five years later for …

Secular Christmas

Today, the number of Americans celebrating Christmas now exceeds 90%. At the same time, however, the number of self described atheists has drastically risen. So is Christmas becoming more of a cultural holiday than it is a religious one? According to a poll by the Pew Research Center, 70.6% of Americans identify as Christian and …