Opinion

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 […]

Opinion

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 […]

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U.S. should lead boycott against Beijing Olympics

The Olympics are often viewed as the peak of an athlete’s career when some of the world’s greatest athletes compete to represent their country. However, the question of whether the U.S. should boycott the Beijing Olympics, set to take place in February of 2022, has gained popularity due to China’s violation of the Uigher people’s […]

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ dazzles in debut

Disney’s newest film, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” came out on Disney+ Friday, March 5 and did not fail to impress. Its fascinating storyline, beautiful graphics and interesting characters make it a must watch for any Disney fan. The main character, Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), meets a girl from Fang, a rival city, named Namaari […]

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Sexual assault accusations illuminate politicians’ hypocrisy

As the #MeToo movement in 2017 swept across the United States, it became clear that sexual harassment is not a localized issue, but an extensive one, affecting millions of women around the globe. Although these incidents were certainly not the first time a woman had been sexually harassed, it was the first time women called […]

Opinion

Editorial: Switch to all-in to create unnecessary risks, difficulties

The Board of Education has approved Interim Superintendent Dan Good’s resolution to go all-in for the remaining weeks of school following spring break. Though the high school is introducing a handful of new COVID-19 precautions, the plan to go all-in is ill-advised and not worth the impending risks it will present, as it will increase […]