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New bill would require Georgians to get a new prescription for controlled substances every five days

New bill would require Georgians to get a new prescription for controlled substances every five days

Emma North, Photography Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I sincerely thought it was fake. I was scrolling on the news app when I saw the headline, “Georgia bill would require new ADHD prescriptions every 5 days.” I thought maybe it was satire, until I noticed it was by CNN. The bill in question, bill 81 SB, was drafted by Sen. Renee Unterman in late Ja...

Should parents buy alcohol for their children?

Should parents buy alcohol for their children?

Patrick Bullock, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
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Though strict laws and regulations have been enforced in states all across America, underage consumption of alcohol continues to be a deterring problem that results in deaths from motor vehicle collisions, homicides, over-consumption, suicides, as well as numerous other injuries caused by the dysfunct...

A first-generation American’s look at the “muslim ban”

A first-generation American’s look at the “muslim ban”

Mahima Siripurapu, Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2017
Filed under Opinions

I grew up in Georgia. I grew up in a conservative suburb an hours drive from the hospital in Atlanta where I was born. I grew up in a neighborhood that was empty on Sunday mornings, where my best friend brought me rosaries from church. I grew up watching Spongebob Squarepants, and eating Lunchables....

When does parental pressure become too much?

When does parental pressure become too much?

Cayla Vanderzanden, Opinion Editor
February 6, 2017
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Parental pressure has the ability to radically influence career and/or education decisions of adolescents. The role that a parent or guardian takes on is vital while his or her child is in the process of making life altering decisions, such as choosing the right college. It is necessary for children...

Donald Trump’s travel ban is being blown out of proportion

Donald Trump’s travel ban is being blown out of proportion

Cameron Adamczyk, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
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Donald Trump signed an executive order, prohibiting people coming from seven Muslim-majority countries to cross into the United States. The travel ban has made headlines, to say the least, and has inspired protests all around the country. Outrage has emerged from the left, and even some right-wing po...

Lack of student awareness worldwide

Lack of student awareness worldwide

Kelly Yoon, Social Media Lead
February 2, 2017
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BREAKING NEWS: Russia has hacked into US computers and manipulated the election of 2016. Back in early December, this  story went viral, with no time to simultaneously alert all United States citizens. Various news channels reported this skeptical incident that was caused by Russia and directed towards...

Award Season Blues

Award Season Blues

Colin Masterson, Sports Editor
January 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The turn of the calendar every January marks the turning of a new leaf for many people. Whether you're starting a new workout regimen, diet, or are trying to become more organized and financially responsible, it seems like everyone is trying their best to mark a new beginning  in their lives. Unfortunately,...

Why we should let Syrian refugees into America

Why we should let Syrian refugees into America

Allie Tatoy, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
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Over 11 million Syrians have fled their country after a civil war broke out in March 2011. Six years later, the debate is still fired up over whether we should be allowing Syrian refugees into our country. The usual cons given are the lack of security and safety they could potentially cause in the...

Destroying the internet with cyberbullying

Destroying the internet with cyberbullying

Madeline Parris, Social Media Lead
December 16, 2016
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Bullying is the use of one’s power to harass another either physically or mentally. Bullying is degrading and humiliating for the victim and can damage a person’s character. But what happens when bullying evolves and electronics are involved? Harassing another person through electronics and social media i...

Look, I got a trophy for losing!

Look, I got a trophy for losing!

Skylar Aledia, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
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Last summer James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers posted a photo of a few participation trophies his sons received on his Instagram account. No, it was not to celebrate his pride as a dad for his sons’ efforts all season; he actually went on a rant to why those trophies were going back to the coach. He...

Xenophobia in America

Xenophobia in America

Zain Hyath, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
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On Saturday, September 17, an act of terrorism occurred on 7th avenue and 28th street in New York City. An IED was placed under a dumpster and subsequently injured 29 people after detonated. The same day another bomb detonated in Seaside Park, New Jersey and is believed to be linked to the man responsibl...

Understanding the importance behind legalizing recreational marijuana

Understanding the importance behind legalizing recreational marijuana

Justin Gibbs-Poe, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Many Americans are mistakenly disregarding the critical social and economic benefits that would follow the progressive thought pushing for the regulation, decriminalization, and legalization of marijuana on a national scale. Cannabis has been subjected to public opinion and criticism in the past as Am...

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