Category: Opinion

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Trump fuels flames of racism

In the recent months of Donald Trump’s presidency, many people have become frustrated with his policies and decisions. Trump has received a 54 percent disapproval rating, which is one of the highest of any...

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Prejudice toward LGBTQ+ community is unfair

Over the course of the past couple years, the LGBTQ+ community has made great progress in gaining social equality. However, with a predominately conservative executive branch, there has been major opposition towards LGBTQ+ members...

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NFL Players’ Protests are Constitutional

In 2016, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick initiated a protest against social injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem prior to a preseason game. Following numerous accounts of police brutality...

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Celebrities continuous influence

From the Kardashian sisters to Kodak Black, now more than ever, celebrities are influencing the lives of teenagers. Every time you turn on the TV or scroll through social media, celebrities are influencing you,...

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Hand dryers really blow

  The overall bathroom experience at North Central is about as enjoyable as a colonoscopy. For starters the toilet paper is glorified sandpaper. Then once you’re done and go to wash your hands (I’m...

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Should AP Tests Be Optional?

Many students take at least one advanced placement or AP class. But some students who take these classes do not take the AP test at the end of the year. The whole point of...

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Why the NBA Playoffs are Too Long

There is a part in the movie “Baseketball,” directed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, where legendary sports broadcaster Dan Patrick tells the audience something along the lines of, “We have...

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MYP Personal Project Preview

Last fall, the sophomore class started on a school-wide International Baccalaureate MYP project known as the Personal Project. After an almost eight month process of work and meetings for the project, students are just...

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Why Seniors Should Be Excused From Finals

Dear administrators, Seniors should not have to take finals. If you’ve made it to second semester senior year, you’ve proven yourself already. You’ve taken all your standardized tests including the SAT or ACT, passed...

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Safe Decisions Week Opinion

From the Kardashian sisters to Kodak Black, now more than ever, celebrities are influencing the lives of teenagers. Every time you turn on the TV or scroll through social media, celebrities are influencing you,...

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How to Fix the Parking System

Recently there has been a public backlash against the school parking system. Based on the current system there is one quick and easy solution to tardiness and not having a parking spot: wake up earlier....

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Super Bowl LI Preview

The upcoming Super Bowl contains two teams who have demonstrated great skill in many competitive games. The Atlanta Falcons will face off against the New England Patriots in the 51st Super Bowl in Houston,...

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Why Off-Campus Lunch Should Be Allowed

Senior year brings many new opportunities and privileges. Seniors can obtain senior honor code and park in better parking spaces in the parking lot. But one privilege that many students, especially seniors, want is...

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Why Practices Over Break Should Be Optional

While most students will be celebrating the holidays and spending time with friends, winter sport athletes will be at practice. Breaks are a time off from school, so it does not seem fair that...

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The Battle of the Games

The Olympics are the all time greatest sporting spectacle to exist. Over the years there have been debates on whether the winter or summer games are more entertaining. The winter games include unique, yet...