Category: Opinion

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ISTEP is a waste of time

ISTEP, or Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus, is one of the most unnecessary tests at North Central High School. It tests over material students were never taught before or material students have forgotten....

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Gun Control: Look at the bigger picture

As many know, the school shooting in Parkland, Florida has sparked major controversy over gun ownership within the United States. The Republican party has vouched to keep gun laws the way they are; blaming...

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Students rights in school are limited

The rights of students on school grounds is a quite complicated topic. In general, whenever a student sets foot on campus, their first, second and fourth amendment rights are non-existent. It makes absolute sense...

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Political parties are ruining America

The party system within the United States has consistently stunted the productivity of our national government. Requests from Democrats and Republicans have continually slowed the passing of legislation to better improve the lives of...

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Cowardice inside NC’s walls

The production of a previous newspaper has caused a lot of controversy about the constitutionality of kneeling. Student athletes have the right to kneel during the anthem, but it seems as though some inside...

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Snow days are better than two hour delays

This winter’s bad weather has had a major effect on school. The ice and snow make the roads dangerous to drive on and bring in the necessity of either delaying the school’s starting time,...

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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...