Category: Student Forum

My Life with a Smart Phone

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Smart phones have several clear appeals: they provide a means of quick and easy communication, instant access to search engines, alerts and reminders, and just about anything one could wish for. The convenience of a smart phone is undeniable, as exhibited by…

Schools Shouldn’t Be Political Battlegrounds

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Schools shouldn’t be political battlegrounds. I’m not talking about political debates in schools, but about educational standards themselves. Too often, we see Republicans attacking the Common Core over a flimsy straw-man of states’ rights or Democrats lauding the initiative as…

Pi Day: A Look In the Atrium

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Today is March 14th, 2016. Readers may be wondering why today is such a special day, and I invite these people to analyze each number in the date. 3/14/16. 3.14.16. The date, 3.14, resembles the first 3 numbers of the…

Oscars 2016: Red Carpet Review

The 88th Academy Awards had a successful red carpet! Here is a list of hits and misses from last night:                 I hope you enjoyed the Oscars!

Is Hillary Clinton Really That “Electable”?

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A word that features quite a bit in political discourse right now (especially that of the Democrats) is “electable.” It is generally used to put down candidates who are thought to have no chance in the general election. In this…

Voices in the Atrium: Who Wins the Super Bowl?

Michael Bonanno '17: "I want Denver to win so Peyton's last year ends with  him winning."

With Super Bowl 50 approaching this Sunday, with the Denver Broncos playing against the Carolina Panthers, we decided to ask fellow students who they thought would win this year’s Super Bowl. Totals: Carolina Panthers: 4 people Denver Broncos: 5 people…

Immigration: Your Vote Has an Impact

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There are certain unalienable rights that every American is entitled to, but many still debate who should should receive the title “American”?  The truth is that this decision lies on a very rocky surface.  All levels of politics are tied together,…

In Defense of Black Friday

Maybe things are getting out of hand...

It’s harder to find an event more criticized than that infamous annual shopping spree known as Black Friday. And it’s easy to see why. On the very day before Black Friday, Americans give thanks for what they have. Then, sometimes…

Donald Trump Is A Joke

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“If Donald Trump becomes president I’m literally moving to Canada.” Basically everyone I talk to about Donald Trump says this. So, get ready Canada. Your population just might rise dramatically in the coming years. Trump is not worthy of becoming President…

Justifying the Concord Public Schools Technology Budget

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At present, $1.2 million is spent on digital instruction in the Concord Public Schools. This hefty sum has caused many people to wonder about Concord’s potentially excessive spending on technology. Where is all that money going, and why is Concord spending so much?…