Opinion

School administration has ineffective response to senior girls list

The recent sharing of a “list” ranking senior girls based on appearance via social media garnered large outcry and debate from both the students and the community. In response, the administration held meetings with the senior girls to offer counseling, invited a speaker to discuss Internet safety and held a lunchtime meeting to discuss the […]

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‘Seaspiracy’ uncovers dark secrets of marine industry

To expose the lesser known evils of human activity that impact marine ecosystems, British filmmaker Ali Tabrizi set out on a journey and created a revealing documentary: “Seaspiracy.” The central issue discussed in this documentary has flown under the radar and has been purposely kept secret from the public. Tabrizi uncovered the mass killing of […]

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Royal family proves to be outdated concept with no modern relevance

With many stories being published about former duchess Meghan Markle’s experience at Buckingham Palace and more recently Prince Philip’s death, people around the world have come to question the relevance of monarchy in England and whether the royal family is a worthy institution or an outdated relic. Although the royal family is interesting to read […]

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‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ attempts to tackle race, mental health with poise but falls short

Disney Plus’ second Marvel show “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is full of action, excitement and character development that culminates in an entertaining and enjoyable show that is one of the most engaging Marvel installments due to its discussions of racism, PTSD and much more. “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” starts the buddy-cop style friendship […]

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Should vaccinated people have more privileges than non-vaccinated people?

Pro Genevieve LaBine Staff Reporter After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are in rapid production and being distributed across the globe. As vaccines become more available, the question arises of whether they will be necessary to return to normal. Some services such as cruise lines have begun to require passengers to show […]

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Colleges going test optional has short term benefits

After many students were unable to take standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT due to COVID-19, some schools decided they should no longer require them. Post-COVID, some are considering keeping the test-optional policy, but this will not benefit students in the long run. By going test optional, colleges are losing a measurable factor […]

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Editorial: Full-length AP testing this year puts students at disadvantage

Students at Bexley have spent less time physically in school this year than ever before due to the necessary implementation of hybrid learning schedules and other precautions taken against COVID-19. Although College Board is offering both in-person and online testing, an issue that has gone unaddressed is that many schools are behind where they would […]

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Drake drops ‘Scary Hours 2’ pack amid anticipation of follow-up album

In October 2020, Drake announced he would be releasing the album “Certified Lover Boy” in January as a follow up to “Dark Lane Demo Tapes,” but after injuring his knee, he delayed the release and dropped a shorter album, “Scary Hours 2,” in the meantime. Drake is undeniably one of the most accomplished and consistent […]

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Korean-American film ‘Minari’ weaves themes into nuanced plot

First showcased at the Sundance Film Festival, “Minari” explores the clash of ideals among Korean family members who have immigrated to the U.S. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari” aims to provide multiple perspectives of what it means to be an immigrant and is a fascinating movie with a powerful soundtrack and engaging cinematography. The […]

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Should the U.S. raise the minimum wage?

Pro Gillian Frost Staff Reporter A livable wage is defined as the amount of money needed to cover the cost of food, healthcare, child care, housing and transportation expenses. According to statistics from CBS News, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since 2009, but the cost of living has since increased by […]