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Border in crisis

Border in crisis

Andrew Lokay
September 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This summer’s rush of undocumented child immigrants is subsiding. Although the crowds of undocumented children at our border have steadily declined from 10,600 in June to 3,129 in August, the problem has not gone away. The U.S. response must not involve immediate deportations. Many undocumented children...

If you want to be original, just (don’t) be yourself

jacquegroskaufmanis
September 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

"They hate that" someone will claim knowingly, speaking for college admissions officers everywhere. It's pretty well-known information: you shouldn't write triumphantly about sports, you shouldn't write about mission trips in third-world countries, and you should avoid clichés like the plague. Advice...

To Pay or Not to Pay?

courtneydo
September 1, 2014
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Opinion, Sports, Web exclusive

Debate ensues over whether NCAA College Athletes should be paid to play a sport at their University. Sports are hugely popular in this country, and are televised and advertised daily, earning much revenue. Fans obsess over their professional teams and favorite athletes, and do the same for their favorite...

What everyone should know about ISIS

Maggie Campbell
August 22, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Web exclusive

Every morning on the way to work this summer, I would go to the 7/11 on my block. The coffee was cheap, the cashier was friendly, and I guess it was just efficient, so it became routine. There was a man named Ahmed who worked there every morning, rain or shine, and his smile would always brighten my...

The Death Penalty: a necessary tool for justice or a shameful horror?

Maggie Campbell
June 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

When used cautiously and rarely, the death penaly is a just penalty here has been plenty of controversy in the news lately about a botched execution in Oklahoma. This situation has been used by most of the media to argue that is time for the U.S. to join the rest of the world in abolishing the death ...

Selection for the elections

Selection for the elections

Maggie Campbell
June 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Lack of info means Lack of representaion Student Elections have been part of the school experience since elementary school. This issue of the Outlook we are sharing the point of view of one of our writers on our very own school elections. There has already been an opinion on how there is a lack of co...

SAT versus ACT

SAT versus ACT

aneenguyen
April 29, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Which would you rather take? SAT? Not many people enjoy the Scholastic Aptitude Test; to be honest, standardized tests are not necessarily a favorite for high schoolers. Most colleges require the SAT for admission, and the Collegeboard offers many reasons why the SAT is the test to take over the AC...

A maturing team, with things going their way

A maturing team, with things going their way

alexxenos
April 29, 2014
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Opinion, Sports, Web exclusive

There is plenty of excitement over the Wizards this season and for good reason. This is the first time the Washington basketball team has made the playoffs since 2008 and if the Wizards win one more game, they will have won their first playoff series in eight years. The real Wiz fans out there remember...

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