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
There are nearly 50 different clubs at the high school and most of them host fundraisers in an attempt to raise money for their cause. Many of these clubs are for humanitarian organizations. These clubs carefully plan fundraisers for the different parts of the year, carefully noting when people will be most interested in buying… Read More Saving Lives
The 88th annual Academy Awards Show is taking place Feb. 28 and bringing more controversy than trophies. Last year, ratings dropped a deep 16 percent because of a lack of diversity — all nominees were white. This is the second consecutive year that the Academy has neglected to nominate any actors of color in the… Read More Diversity vs. Quality
The Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, have repeatedly received backlash from both viewers and actors for failing to diversify nominees. For the second year in a row, all nominations were for white actors. The Oscars has a huge problem with racism and lack of diversity. The entire system is extremely flawed. Since… Read More Oscars Whiteout
Although gay marriage was legalized in the United States by the Supreme Court on June 26, 2015, members of the lesbian gay bisexual transgender (LGBT) community are continuing to fight for even the most common rights they deserve, including the ability to adopt a child. Statistics show that there’s five times the amount of LGBT… Read More Two Fathers are Better Than None
Affluenza, that was how defense-hired psychologist explained it, but in actuality it was purely teenage stupidity. Ethan Couch killed four people and injured another when he decided that he was sober enough to drive. At 16 years of age, he shouldn’t have had any alcohol in his system. But Couch was found with a… Read More Affluenza or Pure Stupidity?
NHS, otherwise known as the National Honor Society, inducted 24 new members on Nov. 23. This is an exciting accomplishment for these individuals, but does anyone really think about how the selection process works? I certainly do. Ledyard High School is full of intelligent, talented and thoughtful students who I have the pleasure of talking… Read More Is the NHS Selection Process Biased?
Con With the recent events of the Islamic State, there has been a lot of controversy over whether or not the United States should accept or deny Syrian refugees—those living among members of the very threatening group known as ISIS. It is incredibly hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea of these… Read More Why We Should Not Accept Syrian Refugees
Pro Your neighbors have been bombed. Half of your family is dead. There is no life for you anymore in this war-torn country where any day you could end up like everybody else you know — lifelessly lying in a hastily dug grave. So you decide to escape. You know that traveling at night is… Read More Let the Syrian Refugees In
Con In fourteen hundred ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue He slaughtered the Sioux and didn’t discover anything new It’s time to bid this federal holiday adieu It would be more useful to celebrate a giant stalk of bamboo The second Monday in October marks Christopher Columbus Day, letting the American people acknowledge and… Read More Should Columbus Day be Celebrated?