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“Paid Maternity Leave: A Necessity for the United States”

Photo Credit: Thomas Breher from Pixabay

Abby Banholzer, writer

February 18, 2020

Newborns come with many sleepless nights, overwhelming messes, and many more tests for those who care for them. New babies cannot do anything for themselves, and are in need of constant care. Giving this necessary attention is a fulltime job, and it becomes challenging for families with working paren...

As We Go On

As We Go On

Megan Young, Writer

February 18, 2020

“Enjoy it while it lasts because before you know it you’ll be walking across the stage getting your diploma.” This was a statement I heard way too much starting the summer before freshman year. Of course, I didn’t believe anyone who told me that. I started off freshman year nervous as ever a...

First of Many: Cape Town

Source: CNN

Laura Smith

July 2, 2018

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.

Source: PBS

Emily Hickey

March 29, 2018

  “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

Source: Gender at Work

Caroleina Hassett

March 28, 2018

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 Guiri Dispatches

Claire Capelli, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2018

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

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...

The Elephant in the Room: A Year in the GOP

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Laura Smith, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2018

January 20th, 2018 marked the one year anniversary of the GOP having full control of the government through the Senate, the House, and the Presidency. In this past year, they have promised many legislative actions would take place; unfortunately, this was not always the case. Whether it be Repeal and ...

A Letter to the Editor: It’s Black History Month (again, yes, again)

Brianna Chandler, Member of Diversity Club, People For Progress, Women 4 Women

February 4, 2018

If you have any knowledge of black history, you will probably recognize the following names: Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks. They are three incredibly important people whose complex narratives have been reduced to simple overwrought phrases: “Harriet Tubman was the conductor of the...

Silenced Until Now

Silenced Until Now

Claire Capelli and Laura Smith

December 15, 2017

Every ninety-eight seconds, a female American is sexually assaulted. In recent months, this has never been more apparent. With countless survivors from Hollywood to Capitol Hill speaking up, the media is finally shining  a light on this epidemic. However, there is a vast pool of victims who have yet to...

What Constitutes a “Nerinx Girl”?

Juniors Ava Neels, Claire Teng, and Hannah Dillon show off their varying uniforms

Maya Martin and Olivia Yoswig

October 16, 2017

Over the summer, a sheet titled “Respect the Plaid: Uniform Cheat Sheet” came home in a back-to-school packet. It showed three different general personality or style types for Nerinx girls: “classic,” which included knee high socks and a pullover sweater; “artsy,” which entailed a turtleneck, gl...

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