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Halloween Costumes: Where’s the line?

Candler Clark, Opinions Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With Halloween coming up soon, people are beginning to voice their concerns over cultural appropriation. In the past, many people have taken ideas for Halloween costumes from other cultures, wearing sacred clothing, items, or tattoos. A very controversial part of this debate is dressing in traditional...

Just another trend in the beauty merry-go-round

Candler Clark, Opinions Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A few days ago, there was a hot new trend popping up on the profiles of beauty bloggers across social media: squiggle brows, which quickly turned into the hot new thing on Instagram. The confusing trend involves using concealer, eyebrow filler, and as one beauty expert says, Elmer’s Glue to mold...

FUNDRAISING GRRR

Karen Ye, Editor in Cheif

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Clubs and extracurriculars have always been plentiful at Parkview. If one was inclined toward art and love nature, he or she might join National Art Honor Society and Environmental Club. There was always a club on campus that would interest someone, no matter how niche it appeared to be. However, clubs...

College Board: ruining teenage lives one test at a time…

Karen Ye, Editor in Cheif

September 13, 2017


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Four, five, or even six AP classes. Endless studying for that elusive 1600 score on the SAT. Maybe a 36 on the ACT, if one is so inclined. This balancing act of standardized tests and coursework is typical of any student looking to get into a good college. Four, five, or even six AP classes. Endless...

Sleep is for the weak when college admissions are involved

Anika Akbar, Editor in chief

September 13, 2017


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The act of deactivating one’s conscious mind, formally known as sleep, is an essential practice within the daily routine of humanity, especially for teenagers who are still in the developing process. However, with more rigor applied in high school, along with an increased competition of getting admitted...

Ray Rockman Got a Music Column

Josh Farber, Columnist

January 19, 2017


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A$AP Mob: The Cozy Tapes Campbell, Hannah The A$AP Mob, led by A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg is a hip-hop collective formed in Harlem, New York with the initial members being A$AP Yams, A$AP Bari, and A$AP Illz. This extravagant group rose to popularity due to the successes of A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg....

Film Factor

Peter Fedyk, Columnist

January 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“A movie is only as good as its villain” is a common phrase that circulates through most filmgoers. This holds true for me since my favorite characters from all fictional sources usually oppose the side of good. Films that lack a villain of conviction also lack emotional connection between the plot...

Minimum wage has very minimal financial affects

Joshua Farber, Staff writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

America’s fall will occur when the average working person can’t afford to pay their bills. The last time the minimum wage increased was in 2009, when Obama served his first year of his presidency. Now, in late 2016, Donald Trump will be president and the minimum wage has not increased. Since 2009...

Common Core standards expect too much out of students

Anika Akbar, Opinions Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

From Maine to the coast of California, students follow the exact same curriculum through what is known as the Common Core. In order to develop critical thinking, standards are created to set goals for students concerning the amount of knowledge they attain in English/Language Arts and Mathematics by...

Gentrification changes cities for the not so better

Hydiah Sylla, Co- Editor in Chief

January 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The city of Atlanta is rapidly growing on a day to day basis. The rapidly growing city houses many inhabitants, but in recent years some have lost their homes and cities have lost culture, to the new kid on the block: gentrification.The definition of gentrification often varies from source to source,...

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