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The Real Effects of Government Shutdowns

The Real Effects of Government Shutdowns

Emily Hickey

April 16, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, recent

If you have been paying attention to the news lately, you have likely heard about the partial government shutdown that dominated the news cycle throughout January. In case you haven’t, though, here is a quick rundown: a partial government shutdown began on December 22nd, 2018. This shutdown occurred as...

Why I Marched: A Perspective from the Women’s March

Why I Marched: A Perspective from the Women’s March

Laine Sulz

April 15, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, recent

In January, I had the pleasure of attending the St. Louis Women’s March. I went with a large group of Nerinx girls, and even my little brother. As we were parading through the streets of Downtown St. Louis, a teenage boy came up to my friend and me, pushed a microphone in our faces, and asked us a ve...

Why I Marched : A Perspective from the March for Life

Why I Marched : A Perspective from the March for Life

Jane Whelan

April 15, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, recent

Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend this past January, I, along with 16 other Nerinx students, embarked on the March for Life Trip to Washington D.C. It was a long and sometimes frustrating pilgrimage, but also an inspiring experience that really impacted me. When I initially signed up, it was an impulse de...

“Two Years After the Election”: How is the U.S. Government doing?

“Two Years After the Election”: How is the U.S. Government doing?

Laura Smith

April 15, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, recent

It’s been two years since President Donald Trump took office. So, we want to take a closer look at how things are going.   During his campaign, President Trump made a lot of promises to his supporters all over the United States; he’s spent much of the last two years focusing on achieving ...

What You Need to Know About the Midterms

What You Need to Know About the Midterms

November 2, 2018


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 “Sure, I would vote, but I don’t know enough about the candidates...” Have you ever heard this excuse before, or even used it yourself? Midterm elections are swiftly approaching, set for November 6, 2018, but many people opt out of voting in midterms simply because they do not feel they know en...

Why You Need to Care About the Supreme Court

Why You Need to Care About the Supreme Court

Emily Hickey

November 2, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, recent

People living in the United States are constantly bombarded with news, especially concerning politics. Understandably, many wish to drown out the seemingly constant stream of political commentary and presidential tweets in the media. However, all Americans, including teenagers, should tune in to a trusted sou...

How Many More? The Need for Gun Control in America

How Many More? The Need for Gun Control in America

Laura Smith and Claire Capelli

July 2, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Op-Ed, recent

A Letter From Your Editors.   On an average day, 96 Americans are killed through gun violence, a statistic vastly different from other developed nations. That is 96 lives gone once a bullet pierces the skin, 96 families changed forever, 96 last breaths taken. Over 3.5 per 100,000 people wil...

First of Many: Cape Town

First of Many: Cape Town

Laura Smith

July 2, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinions, recent

Cape Town is a beautiful tourist city that sits at the tip of South Africa. Cape Town is quickly running out of water. The local government is racing to address the situation, with desalination plants making seawater drinkable, groundwater collection projects, and water recycling programs. This issue ...

The Land of Opportunity? The Destruction of DACA Says Otherwise.

The Land of Opportunity? The Destruction of DACA Says Otherwise.

Emily Hickey

March 29, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinions, recent

  “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” These words, found at the base of the Statue of Liberty, have greeted generations of immigrants journeying to the United States in search of a better life. Dating back to its inception, the U.S. has prided ...

Female and Male Perspectives on Women’s Rights Movements

Female and Male Perspectives on Women’s Rights Movements

Caroleina Hassett

March 28, 2018


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The role of a woman in society has changed dramatically since the 17th century. From July of 1848, when the first women’s rights gathering happened, to the 2018 Women’s March, women are trudging forward, fighting for equal rights. In the beginning of this journey toward equality, women did not have ma...

The Greatest Country in the World? Sorry America, It’s Not You and Here’s Why.

The Greatest Country in the World? Sorry America, It’s Not You and Here’s Why.

Claire Capelli, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinions, recent

The Land of the Free. Home of the Brave. But, is the United States of America really as amazing as people paint it to be? Is it really the greatest country in the world? Statistically, the answer would be no. A U.S. News survey released in 2018 reveals Switzerland as the best country in the world, a position ...

Goodbye, Net Neutrality

Goodbye, Net Neutrality

Emily Hickey, Reporter

February 4, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinions, recent

Whether doing homework, taking online quizzes, or dress shopping for Spring Fling, Nerinx girls use the Internet for almost everything. And like most of the United States, Nerinx students are completely reliant on affordable Internet, and often take for granted the fast service to which they are accus...

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