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A Solution for the Sleep Problem

Emily Petermann

January 21, 2016

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87 percent of high school students are sleep deprived.  Society is treating sleep like a luxury when really, it is a health need. Teenagers are more prone to sleep deprivation because once they hit puberty, their circadian rh...

The Refugee Crisis and the Battle for the Soul of Islam

Andres Sandoval

December 4, 2015

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The tragic attacks in Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon, which have casualties in the hundreds, and even more injured, left the world speechless and appalled. This is the first time a major Western nation was attacked by ISIS in ...

Taking a Stand Against Gender Inequality

Emily Petermann

November 2, 2015

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Many people -  even human rights activists -  are unaware of one of the most important days of the year. This day is International Day of the Girl which is celebrated on October 11th and promotes the years of struggle and hard ...

Not Nostalgic, Ready to Move On

Claire Rysavy

June 15, 2015

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Whenever I would think about graduating high school, the first words that would come to my mind were always “see ya suckers.”  And even now, amidst all my misty eyed, nostalgic classmates, I am not even slightly sad about...

Shelters Are Overcrowded

Erin McKenna

May 22, 2015

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My whole life I’ve been a huge advocate for rescuing dogs as opposed to buying them from a breeder; the rugged I-have-a-story-to-tell look always appealed more to me then a pristine history-free face. As a dog and overall animal-lover,...

Vaporwave: The Virtual Plaza Awaits

Jon Pinon

May 22, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Entertainment

The prominence of social networking has allowed the Internet to essentially develop into an expansive new society within itself that exists right under the radar of the general public; it consists of a wide variety of views and...

“What is a good teacher?”

Claire Fitzpatrick

May 22, 2015

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What is your ideal teacher? Does a familiar face come to mind? Or is that teacher you? Both teachers and students around VHS have similar yet different expectations for what makes a “good” classroom environment. “A good...

Feel The Bern: Sanders Offers Viable Alternative

Mira Braneck, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2015

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I am largely expected to be a Hillary Clinton supporter, as most liberals are. And, until recently, I expected myself to be too. But that was before I found the modern messiah of American politics, a man I, along with many other...

Transition, Transparency, and Trans People in 2015

Isabelle Schechter

May 9, 2015

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The idea of being transgender is an enigma to the roughly 96.5 percent of the world’s population that is cisgender. To be cisgender is to be born into the “right body;” in other words, the gender of your soul matches the...

Minority Report

Claire Rysavy

April 29, 2015

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Living in a small, middle to upper middle class town in North Jersey, we have a particular perspective on what the world is like. The majority of our town is Caucasian, has a house or apartment of some sort to come home to...

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