Opinion

AT slacking when it comes to enforcing COVID rules

One…two…three…four…five…six…seven…eight…nine…I could keep going, but I really don’t want to.  What are these numbers you might ask? That would be how many kids during a single passing period that I see not wearing their masks correctly.  Like I said, the number is way higher than nine and I could keep going, but I don’t want …

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Editorial: Standardized tests still relevant for college admissions process

Standardized testing for college is a long standing tradition that leaves high school upperclassmen worrying every year. The SAT and ACT’s long duration, numerous questions, and ability to cause stress have even led hundreds of universities across the United States to extend their test optional policies adopted as a result of covid-19 to be permanent …

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To read or not to read? It’s time to shake Shakespeare from curriculum

Many of my teachers, specifically my English teachers, have taught me that traditions aren’t valuable merely because they are traditions.  Instead, they have taught me that SOME traditions are valuable because of what they are, and that if a tradition is no longer valuable, there is no reason to keep it.  Yet they all still …

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Editorial – Dress code policy inappropriate for school

Addison Trail and District 88 have consistently demonstrated care for upholding positive traditions and amending or eradicating those which are no longer beneficial to our school given the current situation.  Today, we are incredibly grateful to say that they are working to demonstrate this same principle as they look over our dress code. This messy, …

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Texas’ unjust abortion law renews debate on what’s at the heart of the argument

Texas lawmakers on, Sept. 21, 2021, passed the most restrictive law on abortion in the United States, prohibiting women from undergoing abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy. The Supreme Court refused to block this law with a vote of 5-4. With Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent passing, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a well-known …

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