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Chill out: It’s a cup of coffee

Chill out: It’s a cup of coffee

Naga Vivekanandan, nvivekanandan.ct@gmail.com
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

There are many things I do not understand in this world. I don’t understand why Kim Kardashian is famous. I don’t understand modern art. I sure as hell don’t understand physics. What has recently come to my attention is some idiot on the internet complaining about the red Starbucks holiday cup. ... Read more »

A partial salve at best

A partial salve at best

Sahi Padmanabhan, spadmanabhan.ct@gmail.com
December 6, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sahi-Cology, Showcase, Video

“Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear, that we’ve always met challenges...by coming together around our common ideals as one nation and one people.” President Barack Obama said this, and much more, in his statements tonight regarding the terror threat from the Islamic St... Read more »

On ethical dilemmas, journalistic integrity and 51 kindred spirits

On ethical dilemmas, journalistic integrity and 51 kindred spirits

Sahi Padmanabhan, spadmanabhan.ct@gmail.com
December 1, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sahi-Cology, Showcase

I’ll admit that the thought of attending a conference made up of the best and brightest journalistic minds from around the country caused me endless anxiety. Sure, I was lucky enough to be counted in the 51 students who were selected to attend the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conferen... Read more »

The Spork: jack-of-all-trades or master-of-none?

The Spork: jack-of-all-trades or master-of-none?

CT Staff
November 25, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinions, Showcase

As a staff we have decided to confront an issue that has loomed over mankind since the dawn of civilization: the spork. No topic has been so divisive; the debates surrounding the utensils have broken up families and led to the crumbling of great civilizations. The issue has been a constant f... Read more »

Rotten to the Common Core

Rotten to the Common Core

Sasha Fenton, Webdesigner
October 13, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Terrified of the shocking results of the 1990’s International Math and Science Test, the United States scrambled to bring up our test scores from near bottom. Programs like No Child Left Behind of 2001, Race to the Top of 2009, and now Common Core swept the nation in a  childish attempt to redeem ... Read more »

Silence speaks louder than words

Silence speaks louder than words

Sahi Padmanabhan, Online Managing Editor
October 12, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sahi-Cology, Showcase

Silence. From 3000 students. Even now, almost a week later, I’m still amazed by the way former NBA player and recovering drug addict Chris Herren could captivate an audience of high school students so completely. He wasn’t telling a vivid story. He wasn’t talking about his worst day. He wasn... Read more »

Lockdown policy must change to ensure student safety

Lockdown policy must change to ensure student safety

Elena Byrd, News Editor
October 1, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Every few years, all the news stations play familiar footage: police lights flashing as terrified students sob--another school shooting. School shootings almost seem like a part of life in America. According to USA Today, there have been 15 school shootings since the Columbine shooting in 1999. Th... Read more »

Big signs, small minds

Big signs, small minds

Sami Nolan, Correspondent
August 30, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

There’s nothing like waking up early in the morning, driving to school and glancing over to the side of the road with your tired eyes, only to see a 6 feet tall sign with a graphic image of an aborted fetus. Shaken by what you have just seen, you think to yourself: “at least its over, probably a lone... Read more »

Mental health videos an inefficient and offensive way to approach health education

Mental health videos an inefficient and offensive way to approach health education

Elena Byrd, Staff Artist
May 21, 2015
Filed under Opinions

In my experience, whenever there’s a class project that involves making a video, people try making it funny. For many, humor is the one way to make a dull presentation bearable both to create and to sit through. This is all well and good when it’s for Spanish or Dynamic Earth Science, but we should... Read more »