The Lambert Post

Harm reduction: the answer to unhealthy drug use

Harm reduction: the answer to unhealthy drug use

Justin Gibbs-Poe, Staff writer

November 2, 2017

 Imagine your community being consumed by the harsh grasp of heroin. Just in your backyard, addiction has redefined lives and turned your local society into a cesspool for individuals to live off the pull of drugs. Teens are getting introduced to prescription painkillers and then getting lulled by drug...

The changing atmosphere of concerts

The changing atmosphere of concerts

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

At my first concert, the night started with me standing in Buckhead Theatre, feeling internally numb and isolated due to the typical, seemingly never-ending, complications in my life. As a sea of strangers flooded the floors of the theatre, I began to feel my insides shift, as my senses became mesmerized...

Pride weekend: a look into Atlanta culture

Pride weekend: a look into Atlanta culture

Justin Gibbs-Poe, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2017

On October 14th and 15th Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ community gathered in the greater Piedmont Park area to celebrate themselves. Whether they were lesbian, gay, transgender, queer, allied, or however they choose to identify, Pride attracted Georgians from all paths of life in an effort to unite them. On th...

Why increasing minimum wage is the best thing for American families

Why increasing minimum wage is the best thing for American families

Justin Gibbs-Poe, Opinions Editor

October 19, 2017

The federal minimum wage is defined as the lowest amount of compensation that an employer can legally provide to their workers. In terms of the amount of low skilled workers around the country, the amount that these workers typically earn to sustain a family is just not enough. At the moment, the U.S ...

Claws or Paws

Claws or Paws

Thia Haney, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

Pet lovers have been known for their unwavering compassion towards animals and the responsibility that comes with it. Though, not all pets are viewed equally in the eyes of potential owners, in particular, cats and dogs. Both animals provide their benefits and drawbacks, but only one clearly arises vic...

Artificial intelligence will (not) end the world

Artificial intelligence will (not) end the world

Eric Kim Jr., Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Perhaps saying that humanity has taken a liking with seeing the end of the world is not the best way to put its fascination for dystopian societies, post-apocalyptic scenarios, or doomsday events into words. However, how else would one be able to put it? There seems to be an inherent attraction to li...

The unknown potential of the student ID

The unknown potential of the student ID

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

September 1, 2017

In the average school day, students obviously won’t spend much of their time thinking about their student ID. It is only a set of six meaningless digits that remain burned in the back of a student’s mind for twelve years. It’s how the school system recognizes an individual amongst thousands of...

Paper Books Vs. E-Books

Paper Books Vs. E-Books

Thia Haney, Staff Writer

September 1, 2017

The way we read has evolved over time, from hand-written stories on papyrus parchment to the first ever printed press in 1440. Needless to say, books are much different in the modern world. Technology today has presented many opportunities that ancient civilizations never dreamed of. E-books give societ...

The possible reality of free or reduced college tuition in America

The possible reality of free or reduced college tuition in America

Quinn Forney, Features Editor

May 19, 2017

Since the late 80s, college tuition prices at public four-year colleges have risen at about 3.8% annually, and 3% at two-year colleges. The rising prices of tuition have prompted a national debate to address them, which primarily centers around the proposal of “free college”. Throughout the 2016 pre...

Should college be free?

Should college be free?

Amanda Merritt, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

Should college be free? The answer is simple, no. My thought process isn’t based solely on the fact that I like to spend money, but also that making something as meaningful as college free would degrade the importance of college, subdue high school importance, and make the college education you receive...

Active shooter responses; Lambert’s lockdown

Active shooter responses; Lambert’s lockdown

Madeline Parris, Social Media Lead

May 8, 2017

School shootings have been a recent issue since the start of a zero tolerance to weapons, drugs, and even attitudes that imply terrible actions to come. This zero tolerance policy started with Columbine, an infamous high school shooting in 1999; this event truly opened up the eyes of the public, and...

No country for young pen

No country for young pen

Cayla Vanderzanden, Opinion Editor

May 8, 2017

The argument has been made countless times; the never ending debate: should student journalists be granted freedom of press? Aren't they people too, don't they deserve the same rights as professionals? Unfortunately, it is not possible nor is it plausible to grant student journalists the same rights and...