Former Stanford student athlete Brock Turner, infamous for raping an unconscious woman on Jan. 18, 2015, was recently released from prison on Sept. 2 after 3 months on good behavior. His already lenient sentence of 6 months in county jail caused significant backlash and opened up the discussion on race, class, and sex based privilege.… Read More Brock Turner: The Epitome of Privilege
At Ledyard High School, all students are at some point required to create presentations, whether it’s highlighting the themes of a classic novel or presenting opinions about the American Dream after reading “The Great Gatsby.” Despite the fact that most students dread presentations with all their heart, they are undeniably useful. They help students organize… Read More The Privilege of Choice
On April 26, Connecticut voters headed to the polls to select their preferred candidate for the Connecticut Primary. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump easily took home the 28 delegates. The 69-year-old also claimed Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island and Delaware. According to the Associated Press, Trump entered the contest with 845 delegates, followed by Ted Cruz… Read More CT Primary Outcome: Republican
April 26 was the day of Connecticut’s Primary, where two Democratic candidates, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, fought to gain delegates in order to have their name on November’s presidential ballot. Hours after the Republican winner was announced, Sanders and Clinton remained undecided, at one point being as close as 50 percent and… Read More CT Primary Outcome: Democrat
Pro: People all over the world have some type of social media. Whether it is Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, people have accounts. Now there are many questions about sites like this and people are against social media. Personally, I’m not against social media. Social media is used by people to talk about their lives… Read More Social Media Impact on Social Movements
What does it mean to be too hot? According to Dictionary.com, the definition of a heat wave is “a period of abnormally hot and usually humid weather.” However, when walking into a classroom at Ledyard, the effect of the heat is almost the same. Just sitting for five minutes makes people want to rip off… Read More Where’s the Air Conditioner When You Need it?
“I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world. Life in plastic, it’s fantastic.” Most people have heard this song talking about the famous Barbie doll. She made her debut on July 24, 1952, in a German tabloid. Her original name was Lilli, and she was created by cartoonist Reinhard Beuthien. She had a much less… Read More Barbie’s New Look?
On Feb. 16, a federal judge ordered Apple to build custom software that would enable the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to break into an iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Apple has refused and the result is a “complicated legal skirmish” (livescience.com). The FBI has argued that the All Writs… Read More Should Apple’s Refusal to Comply be Allowed?
Con Oh, Shakespeare! One of the most dreaded units of the English 9-12 curriculums, stressing out teenagers nationwide with the Early English language. After reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream freshman year, the point of Shakespeare has been made. He wrote plays about love stories, tragedies and even a few ‘comedies’ that made new additions to… Read More Should We Have to Read Shakespeare Every Year?
There’s a reason non-football fans watch the Super Bowl. The commercials. We’ve all come to expect great things of Super Bowl commercials, like the adorable Clydesdale and his puppy friend or the stripper M&M. But this year, all the commercials were sadly lacking. We were swamped with dull car commercials and famous people talking to… Read More The Way Super Bowl Commercials Should Work