Most Recent Social Issues / Civics Articles

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The Wall
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The Wall was seven hundred feet tall, concrete reinforced with a cold-rolled steel skeleton, three hundred feet thick and hollow in the middle. On both sides, in large, bold letters it stated: DANGER: DO NOT CROSS The Wall ran for... (more »)
More Laws for Trans Rights
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We live in a progressive society where people evolve and change everyday, no longer is everything clearly written in black and white and binarily separated into man and woman. “Gender identity is an individual’s internal sense of... (more »)
Ja-Lah Powell The Lottery
By , berkeley, CA
“The Lottery” was written in 1948 and published in “The New Yorker” while the author, Shirley Jackson. The lottery is by Shirley Jackson. You know usually people want to win the lottery, but in this case, trust me, you... (more »)
Worry About Yourself: Libertarianism vs...
Within our daily lives we are confronted by various moral dilemmas in which we must distinguish right from wrong, however, the way in which each of us does so varies greatly. There are many different moral codes and ethical philosophies that... (more »)
Affirmative Action: A Counterintuitive Policy
By , Southborough, MA
It seems as though one of the most contentious topics on the daily newstream in America involves race. Between white supremacy or the Black Lives Matter movement, it is clear that inequality still exists in the nation. One must be extremely... (more »)
Pirates Shouldn’t Be Punished
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There are roughly 7.5 billion people worldwide. 42% of them download movies and songs illegally. Many of us claim they should be punished, while other people say they shouldn’t. In my opinion, pirates shouldn’t be punished because... (more »)
Prison Inmates
What happens when you're declared a criminal? You're thought of as unfit and dangerous to be functioning as a part of the society. So they throw you away in a secluded area to serve your time (depending on the severity of your doing)As living and... (more »)
Educator of the Year
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In my eighth grade year at Skyline Middle School, we had a change in our athletic department. Peter Metrinko took on the position as Skyline’s new athletic director. In previous years, he was the athletic director at Brandywine Springs... (more »)
Overachieving This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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All throughout our days at school, we want to achieve A’s in all our classes. Our parents want us to achieve A’s in all our classes. Our teachers want us to achieve A’s in all our classes. But, is there a possibility of... (more »)
Embrace Rainbow Hair and Self-Expression
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My first dye job included an intermission in which I anxiously raced to the store on a neon pink floral bike I’d gotten in sixth grade to buy more color with a half blue head. But for some reason, my biggest fear wasn’t flat tires on a busy... (more »)
American Sports Culture Needs To Change
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George F. Will once said, “sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.” This is a true statement, but American culture sensationalizes sports and sports players when we should instead look up to scientists, men... (more »)
Why Confederate Statues Need to Go This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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In August of 2017, hundreds of people rallied in Charlottesville to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park. Because of this, attention has been drawn to the national debate over whether... (more »)
A Message for the Privileged This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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White fragility, as defined by Dr. Robin DiAngelo, a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice, is “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of... (more »)
Gender Inequality
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Thirty percent of women have endured such behavior from male colleagues and 25% identified men with sway over their careers as the culprits. Why is the society treating men and women differently? There are double standards in most... (more »)
It Is Better to Live With Fears Than With Regrets
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Throughout my life, although I’ve more or less been happy, I have always lived with regrets. Almost all of these have been rooted in fear. Fear that stepping out of my comfort zone will end catastrophically. Almost none of my regrets are... (more »)
The Unseen Parasite
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Fear is more than just a word. It is an emotion and a mindset. It is a motivator of negativi-ty and distrust. The word in and of itself can breed discourse and hate, tearing people apart. We have given fear a name and suddenly it becomes flesh.... (more »)
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