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Promotion-Relegation a Must for United States Soccer

Brandon McManus, Staff Columnist

January 22, 2019


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Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Although the United States was a little late to the party, Americans are becoming more interested and passionate about the sport. The only thing lacking is quality soccer, which comes down to a lack of league competitiveness. There is not a great reward for...

The ACT Needs to be Denied Admission

Owen Gilligan, Staff Columnist

January 15, 2019


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Stress levels skyrocket. The anxiety meter explodes. It is one of the most dreaded tests in today’s world. It labels people with imprecise numbers. It inaccurately evaluates people. So many despise this test, but why? The ACT (originally called American College Testing) is a standardized test used by col...

Drowning in Plastic

Brendan Gallagher, Staff Columnist

January 9, 2019


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The debate about the effects of the plastic that human beings use on a daily basis is heating up. Plastic items are produced and used in tremendous amounts every day. There are tremendous downsides to using all this plastic. It is difficult to recycle, and it is impossible to totally contain. ...

FLIK Makes Lunch One of the Best Parts of the Day

Tim Rivette, Staff Columnist

December 21, 2018


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  Students rush down the hallway, the smell of pizza, burgers, and burritos getting stronger by the step.  Finally, they sit down with a tray of delicious food. This is an average lunch period at Trinity, for many students one of most important parts of the school day. The FLIK team at Trinity  i...

Fight or Flight: Addressing Climate Change Without US Involvement

Mark Hughes, Guest Columnist

December 17, 2018


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Throughout history, humans have spent little time carefully considering the effect they have had on the planet. From discovering how to build a fire to launching rockets into space, every aspect of progress has changed Earth. Despite a positive view of advancements, most progress has created a...

Making The Situation Better for Sleep-Deprived Teens

Grant Brunstetter, Staff Reporter

July 6, 2018


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Imagine this scenario. After staring at a math assignment for what seems to be an eternity, you turn and look at the clock only to find out the depressing fact that it is 12:30 a.m. and you still have another hour of work to go. Add on the fact that you had practice all day after school, leaving...

Shooting Survivors Set Strong Example

Jacob Anonson, Staff Reporter

July 3, 2018


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After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Valentine's Day,  students around the country began protesting for stricter gun laws. In response to a comment made by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah said, “If kids are old enough to be shot, they are old enough to have an opin...

Are Some Survivors Media Puppets?

Richard Gregor, Staff Columnist

June 29, 2018


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On Valentine's Day 2018, Nikolas Cruz carried an AR15 into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Fla. He killed 17 people. This spurred a group of students to take action against gun violence. Gaining national attention, these students have organized walkouts, marches and protests, an...

Shootings Must Stop

Gus Boyer, Staff Reporter

June 29, 2018


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Screams of grief and pain echo all around, like the roaring of wind during a storm, while cries for help are engulfed by confusion. Swarms of people stampede out of the building, trying to escape the source of all this chaos and all this fear -- a lone object -- a gun. Mass shootings like the one described are horrific and deadly, y...

Using a Juul Doesn’t Make You Cuul

Jahvid Nawab, Staff Reporter

June 2, 2018


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Are you looking for a new way to get a nice unhealthy dose of toxins? Are you looking for a new way to feel weird in the head? Are you looking for a new way to make yourself look like a kid who can't make good choices? If you answered "yes" to any on these questions then a Juul is the perfect product...

Getting the Most Out of Online School

Grant Brunstetter, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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Nothing like hitting a blaring alarm, rolling over, and reading the words "School is canceled." Joyous thoughts race through your head, and you thank Old Man Winter for the gift of another day off. Then, suddenly, it hits you. You remember that you have online school. After two snow days without ass...

Russia’s Clandestine War on Democracy

Bucky Stalker, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2018


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"A new Cold War seemed to be brewing." Icelandic-born writer and journalist Alda Sigmundsdóttir speculated about the recent events between North Korea and the United States. A rapid expansion of North Korea's nuclear capabilities has led to theories that the design was based on a cancelled Soviet...

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