In many classes—particularly history and English classes—teachers decide to have graded discussions or debates, where students’ scores generally reflect the number of times they speak throughout the conversation. Although these discourses can be an effective way to talk about prevalent issues, the manner in which they are run needs to […]
Vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, science-based—all of these omnipresent words were recently instructed by the Trump Administration not to be used by the U.S. Center of Disease Control (CDC) in any future budgetary documents. This act is one of censorship. Therefore, we must correct such mishaps before they have […]
Imagine a scenario where society chooses an outdated, harsh practice over a more modern, irreproachable one. This situation is unlikely; however, in the case of animal testing, we support these practices over other functioning ones that do not pose harm to other beings. There are minimal signs of progress to […]
It is about time that climate change—yet another issue that continues to divide America—reaches a united decision. Conservative Republicans including Donald Trump advocate for the idea that climate change is just another hoax that scientists are using to further expand their view on how humans are destroying our very Earth. […]
The Boy Scout Association’s (BSA) decision to welcome girls into their program, announced on Wednesday, Oct. 11—International Day of the Girl—has drawn national attention for a good reason. The change progresses a step further towards both gender equality and acceptance, along with providing support to families who are preoccupied with […]
Senior night is a special celebration to commemorate the seniors on the last home game of their season. Underclassmen make posters for seniors and buy them gifts, and seniors give flowers to their parents. However, the special night is corrupted by the events during the day that consist of forcing […]
Currently, the Walpole School Committee is reviewing Walpole High School’s Chemical Health policy. The School Committee is seeking the input of community members with the ultimate goal of making sure that the policy’s main purpose is to protect students and keep them safe. In order to really keep […]
Almost everyone can agree that the United States health care system is not working very well. The health care debate has been in the news for months but what is it about? Well, right now nearly 50 million Americans do not have health insurance, and over 18,000 Americans will die this year simply because they are uninsured. Obama has created a plan to reform the system, but it is not enough. What this country needs is universal health care, Obama’s plan is just a bandaid on the problem, but universal health care is the cure. His reform efforts are good intentioned but amount to just a lazy attempt to bring the United States towards a government run health care system. His efforts are stunted by his bipartisanship and his willingness to appease the right, which is making his plan less like a universal healthcare system and more like minor reforms on the current system.