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Interdisciplinary Implementation

Interdisciplinary Implementation

Dylan Brehm, Op Ed Reporter March 1, 2021

I believe that Mountainside High School should implement more interdisciplinary classes and lessons. This would help both by providing an equitable base of understanding for all students, as well as expose...

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Mountainside’s Essential Workers

Cole Bennett, Op Ed Reporter February 23, 2021

With prospects of a Covid-19 vaccine quickly becoming available for most families, student life may finally be returning to normal. Many frustrations have come with the start of Distance Learning: for...

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Restaurants and the Pandemic: Are Food Delivery Apps a Blessing or a Burden?

Kate Whitcomb, Op Ed Reporter February 10, 2021

Apps like GrubHub, Postmates, UberEats, and DoorDash have been on the rise ever since their founding, but last year they produced record-breaking numbers due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Doordash alone...

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Apprehensive Silence: The Social Media We Don’t Talk About

Anna Pattison, Op-Ed Reporter February 4, 2021

TW: mention of eating disorders, body image, and self-harm You’re in class and your phone buzzes. It’s a notification from one of your social media platforms. You put everything aside for this...

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Daily Dose of Dialect

Dylan Brehm, Op-ed Reporter January 5, 2021

It’s the season of checking lists twice and reviewing the year. While the naughty list is quite long for 2020, there is one aspect that has rejuvenated me in one of my most difficult subjects: Spanish....

Crushing the Conspiracies

Crushing the Conspiracies

Dylan Brehm, Op-ed Reporter December 15, 2020

You would think that, in the midst of the information age, false information and presumptions would have been crushed, long ago. However, more access to information also means more access to misinformation.  We...

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Why Disney Remakes Usually Fail

Kate Whitcomb, Op-ed Reporter December 14, 2020

Although Disney has had its fair share of controversies, the legacy of Disney is its top-notch animated films. Stories like Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, and Wall-E - among others - have propped Disney up,...

'Sharenting' is Robbing Our Right to Privacy

‘Sharenting’ is Robbing Our Right to Privacy

Anna Pattison, OpEd Reporter December 11, 2020

“In the US, 92 percent of children have an online presence by the time they are two.” - Business Wire Social media has made its way to the hearts of parents all around the world who find pleasure...

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The Ongoing Debate: Does the Two Party System Need to be Modernized?

Riley Hoerner and Ben Rejab December 7, 2020

Ben:  For years, the American political landscape has been dominated by two parties: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. The power to change US policy lies - almost - exclusively within...

1917: The Beautiful Cinematography of the “One-Shot” Film (Spoilers)

Kate Whitcomb, Op-ed Reporter December 4, 2020

Written and directed by Sam Mendes, 1917 is a film that left me in awe. When it was released back in 2019, I wasn't jumping out of my seat to see it. Whether their plots are fictional or not, I’ve never...

Depression 101

Lily Waters and Joaquin Plascencia Mundell November 24, 2020

In early October of 2020, the suicide of a young Aloha student coincided with a district-wide mental health unit, the following week. While it was a nice effort and it is clear there was a good intention,...

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Political Times – Stressful Passion

Jude Wilson, Guest OpEd Reporter November 12, 2020

With the presidential election coming and going, everyone is in a stressful panic to defend their choices and stances on politics which has contributed to some of the most volatile times in America. Politics...

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