Acknowledge College

Sasha slumps over her desk, her head filled with thoughts and wonders. She stares at her computer. On it, are countless websites of colleges she was researching about. She then glances at the tuition fees. She clutches her head and begins to think. What if she doesn’t get accepted? What if her family doesn’t have... Continue Reading →

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From A’s to Zzzzzz’s

Ms. Simone handed Hayley’s test back. She looked at it with sheer terror; for plastered right on the front page was a big, fat, glaring F. How could this be? Hayley had always been a consistent, hard-working student in middle school. She never turned in anything late, and always payed attention in class. Suddenly, realization... Continue Reading →

It’s Time to End Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time (yes, without an ‘s’) is the exact opposite of what comes to mind for a raging debate. Nonetheless, it’s still an important topic for discussion. Ever since its conception in May 1916, nations which have established Daylight Saving Time (DST) have been subject to questioning whether or not the ‘holiday’ is relevant... Continue Reading →

Deterrent of Death

Imagine that you are a student in Norway. One day, you return home from school and see on the news that a man has been found guilty of murdering his wife. You think he should not be allowed out of prison. However, in the country of Norway no such thing exists. A prisoner can serve... Continue Reading →

Animal Testing: What’s the Point?

Have you ever heard of the phrase “You’re the guinea pig”? Do you know what it truly means? I didn’t think so. Over the years this phrase has been dumbed down to a G-Rated level. If you take a look behind the scenes, you’ll find that this phrase is actually horrific. Basically it’s all about... Continue Reading →

Time For A Raise

7 year old Joe walks into McDonalds ready to order his Happy Meal. “Welcome to McDonalds, how can I help you,” The cashier says sadly. Joe places his order full of joy, but questions why the cashier is not as happy as him. There is only one answer, this worker alongs with millions of others,... Continue Reading →

What to Do About Guns

Gun Control is on everybody's mind these days. They say to ‘ban guns, they look so scary!’. They, don’t look into the fact, and they only look at the evidence they see as supporting their claim. This essay is to show you the other side, yes the ‘Republican side’. The side that you probably never... Continue Reading →

Why Students Should Not Take the PARCC Test

“Sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent students do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.” - Diane Ravitch.  In Eisenhower Middle School in Wyckoff New Jersey, the most dreadful time of the year is when students are encouraged to take the taunting PARCC test. This situation happens across the U.S.... Continue Reading →

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