The Fairviewer

The Truth About Who Really Pays for Your Clothes

Abigail Bermeo

September 25, 2019

    Consumerism is something Americans have been all too familiar with since the 1950's. After World War II, America jumped into a period of mass-production, mass-consumerism, and this mass-disposal. The goods this coun...

A Modest Solution To The Gun Control Debate

Michael Sluck

September 25, 2019

It is a tragic fact of modern society that gun violence has reached the height that it has; hardly a day goes by where one does not hear some report of a homicide, a standoff with police, or a mass shooting. Several members o...

Because of Babysitting

Julia Mackey

April 7, 2019

There are different kinds of reactions among kids when they hear the babysitter is coming. There are the kids who would forcefully attach themselves to their parent’s legs and beg them not to go, and there are the kids who ...

The Pleasures of a Simpler Life

Julia DiGeronimo

March 26, 2019

The United States is a mixing pot of culture. A quick five-minute drive will give you the choices of Italian, Greek, or Thai food. You think that you know different culture until you leave the safety of your town and travel away fr...

Rethinking the Pledge

Erik Bostrom

March 20, 2019

A hallmark of the American education system and integral part of every U.S. student’s day, the pledge of allegiance has been a school day ritual for over a century.  But should it be? The pledge was first written by Francis Bell...

The Value of Exams

Brooke Cooney

March 14, 2019

A couple of years ago the unimaginable became reality for VHS students. The high school got rid of midterms and finals. For the average high school student, this was a huge sigh of relief because that stress is thrown out the w...

Gillette Ad Campaign Causes Controversy

Julia DiGeronimo

February 3, 2019

2018 was filled with women coming out with personal accounts of sexual harassment they had encountered.  The "Me Too" movement was seen by some people as a powerful stand against sexual harassment, but by others as an attack on m...

A Senior Reflects on Junior Year College Admissions Testing

Brooke Cooney

December 22, 2018

Many people claim that junior year is the most stressful year out of their high school career. This can be due to many things, including the beginning of the college application process and standardized testing, including the dreaded ...

You Can Have a Breakfast Club Anywhere

Alena Gabbe

November 26, 2018

Sometimes high school can be a puzzle, tricky and complicated. John Hughes, the director of the iconic 80's film The Breakfast Club, kept it simple by taking the stereotypes of cliques and clumping them in a Saturday lunch detent...

How Are You Spending Your Screen Time?

Maya Fortgang

October 29, 2018

In today’s day and age, life seems to revolve around technology. Since the rise of the smartphone in 2007, people have centralized every aspect of life and have kept it compacted into one device. When one purchases a smartphone...

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