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Kellyanne’s Cons

Kellyanne’s Cons

Bradford Siwak, Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Some think she’s crazy. Some think she’s an evil genius. Some love her. Some hate her. She is Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's former campaign manager for the 2016 election. Conway receives a lot of criticism due to her techniques and inaccuracy during her in interviews. Some who support Donald Trump...

#RespectThe19th

#RespectThe19th

Ope Falako, Features writer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions

You know what’s scarier than a clown following you around with a knife? The fact that the nation has less than a month left until Election Day and Donald Trump is one of the candidates running for the highest office in the land: the presidency. All jokes aside, Trump and his supporters have made...

Library’s seminar sign policy should be changed

Library’s seminar sign policy should be changed

Sophia Li, News Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Students are often too familiar with the illusion of productivity during study hall. Backpack unzipped, homework laid out, pencil sharpened- everything is ready except for the student’s mentality. How can this issue of procrastination be fixed? The answer lies in a refuge from distractions: the...

8 activities I’d rather do than watch a Rams game

8 activities I’d rather do than watch a Rams game

Glen Morgenstern, Sports writer
October 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions

“Things just get so crazy, living life gets hard to do;  Sunday morning rain is falling and I'm calling out to you.” About a year ago, I would have loved that Maroon 5 lyric– it described my excitement as a St. Louis Rams fan every Sunday. Despite the 7- 9 seasons, the horrible draft nights...

Why teenagers struggle to read for pleasure?

Why teenagers struggle to read for pleasure?

Katie Bry, Features Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Opinions

What happened to the days of relaxing by curling up with a good book? Reading for fun has become a thing of the past as “Time Magazine” reports that 45 percent of teenagers say they only read by choice once or twice a year in contrast to that in 1984 that number was a mere 9 percent. Technology...

The dangers of texting

The dangers of texting

Lily Hauptman, Features Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Opinions

In 2016, nearly every high school student owns a cellphone. Oftentimes, a prominent factor in convincing others to allow one to buy a phone is that texting offers a method to more effectively communicate with parents, plan events and chat with friends. However, this aspect of using a phone, though it...

The need to succeed doesn’t equal the need to lead

The need to succeed doesn’t equal the need to lead

Ope Falako, Features writer
September 27, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Though the freshmen, sophomores and juniors only deal with readjusting to the homework load and the hustle and bustle of school life during the fall, the seniors have begun to apply to colleges all over the country. Whether they are aiming for an Ivy League or a local state school, applications are long...

Background checks would prevent gun-related tragedies

Background checks would prevent gun-related tragedies

Mackenzie Hines-Wilson, Opinions Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Kindergartener Daniel Barden was killed in 2012 by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Lanza, classified as mentally unstable after the attack, stole his mother’s guns to execute the shooting. Barden’s dad, Mark, introduced an emotional President Barack Obama before Obama addressed...

Have Super Bowl commercials gone too far?

Have Super Bowl commercials gone too far?

Henok Getahun
February 4, 2015
Filed under Football, Opinions, Sports, Top Stories

Last Sunday, a majority of America watched the New England Patriots win the Superbowl, in what was, one of the most entertaining games recently. A last-second interception at the 1-yard line crushed the hopes of Seatle Seahawks fans, seeing the Patriots win their fourth Super Bowl.   Although the game itself was a great sourc...

There’s No Crying in College Admissions

There’s No Crying in College Admissions

Justin Cole, Web Editor
April 28, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

This year was a particularly difficult year for college applicants; universities around the country received thousands of applications more than normal and Stanford University only accepted five percent of their 42,000 applicants.  Although it was common to hear Ladue High School students complaining...

Captain America – More than a Normal Superhero Movie

Captain America – More than a Normal Superhero Movie

Justin Cole, Web Editor
April 14, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Top Stories

I am a huge fan of superhero movies, but even I have to admit that these movies don’t normally have the most complicated plots. After all, people go to superhero movies to watch thrilling fight scenes and expensive special effects; no one wants to exert a lot of effort thinking about storylines. Captain Am...

Gay Couples Shouldn’t Just Be Allowed, They Should Be Accepted

Gay Couples Shouldn’t Just Be Allowed, They Should Be Accepted

Naomi Oberlander, Web Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

There has always been a stigma regarding gay couples in high school. To my knowledge, no gay couples are attending Ladue’s prom this year; if there were a gay couple, however, many students would frown upon it. The acceptance of gay couples in today’s society is growing stronger, although it is not ...

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