“Pro-Life”? Give Me a Break

Introduction Conservatives love to talk about being “pro-life.” By that, they mean that they are opposed to abortion (The partisan gap in views on this issue is wider than ever.) Republicans claim that abortion is murder. I strongly disagree with that view, but I respect their stance; people are free to disagree on controversial issues. […]

Extreme Weather Brings Light Towards Combating Homelessness

Introduction While many think that homelessness is rooted in modern-day problems, it commenced in America during the dawn of our new world. We can trace homelessness back to Colonial day America where beggars and outcasts were commonly found on the side of the road. Wars and revolutions then transpired, only causing the rates of homelessness […]

Are There More Pros or Cons to Online Learning?

Introduction Since COVID-19 started, schools were shifted to online learning, which was new to many students. It was hard for professors and teachers to get used to the new teaching and learning system. Many students’ mental health has been negatively affected during the online learning mode while some students are still having trouble getting used […]

Why Wearing Masks is Very Important During COVID-19

Introduction Wearing masks and following other guidelines during this pandemic is very important because it helps to reduce the spread of germs to other people who are near you. Wearing a mask was required when COVID-19 started for everyone’s safety, but not everyone has been following this guideline, which increased the spread of this virus even […]

The Virtual Divide: Online vs. In-Person Learning in Fall 2020

As schools begin to reopen or begin virtual teaching this fall, institutions face the difficult decision of whether or not they should hold in-person classes. Private schools possess higher funds and more resources to enforce safety precautions that enable students to physically attend school each day, putting students enrolled in private institutions at an advantage. […]

The Direct Effects Of Ocean Pollution

Introduction Plastic pollution has been an issue for years, and personal protective equipment is only adding to the problem. Personal protective equipment includes masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and more. Before the COVID-19 pandemic started, global plastic pollution had quadrupled over the last four decades. Now, masks and gloves are reaching the seas and confusing ocean […]

The Importance Of Mental Health In Relation To Education During A Pandemic

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has been going for about seven months now, and American schools are reopening for a new school year. Since the coronavirus hit America, everyone went into a state of quarantine. People were isolated from each other, which had significant mental impacts; stress and anxiety were increased. Restrictions were attempted to be lifted […]

U.S. Foster Care System Overwhelmed By Pandemic

Projected Surge In Demand For Foster Care The U.S. foster care system is already stressed by the coronavirus recession. Yet, the economic hardships caused by the pandemic may lead to even more children entering foster care as unemployment, poverty, and homelessness increase. Since the lack of financial security during a recession disincentivizes potential foster parents, […]

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Linked To COVID-19

Fueling Hate Against Asian Americans With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people are quick to point fingers at who is to blame for all the deaths of American citizens. A perfect example would be from the President himself, who uses racist rhetoric and deflection to blame China for his failed leadership in handling the outbreak. […]

Back To School 2020: What Should High Schools Do With Fall Sports?

2020 Fall Season In Jeopardy Amid a global pandemic, school districts across the U.S. face the difficult decision of whether or not to go ahead with fall sports seasons, should schools reopen. In just this past week, a Pennsylvania school district suspended all sports workouts after a football player and a cross country runner tested […]