In Favor of Warning Graphics on Cigarettes

In Favor of Warning Graphics on Cigarettes

Ryan L, Staff Writer

December 17, 2010


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In the modern educational system, children are bombarded by all the negative effects of smoking on one’s health at a young age.  The hype over anti-smoking education is not ill-placed, given that 438,000 people died prematurely of smoking-related illness between 1997 and 2001, many of them from effects...

In Opposition to Warning Graphics on Cigarettes

In Opposition to Warning Graphics on Cigarettes

Sean R, Staff Writer

December 16, 2010


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I have a lot of reasons to hate smoking. It’s a disgusting habit, and it does horrible things to people. My grandfather died of lung cancer, caused by years of cigarette smoking, and my uncle is going down the same path. I think people should know what smoking does to you. But I cannot bring myself...

Sad… or S.A.D?

Sad… or S.A.D?

Lucas R, Commentary Editor

December 16, 2010


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Feeling depressed, lethargic, unable or unwilling to concentrate?  Notice that the feeling has started to come around now that the sun sets before 5 PM and snow seems to have become a permanent fixture outside?  A lot of people may dismiss this phenomenon simply as the “winter blues,” but for many...

Governing gaming?

Governing gaming?

Lucas R, Commentary Editor

April 27, 2010


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Next month, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about a proposed California law that would ban the sale or rental of all violent video games to minors.  It might seem a bit silly to take something like video games to the Supreme Court, but the topic has become a very real issue.  The state of California...

A Semi-understood punctuation mark

A Semi-understood punctuation mark

Thomas P, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2010


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What’s meant to separate two related, independent clauses, often misused in place of a comma, and now mainly used to make a winky face? You guessed it – the semicolon. The most misunderstood punctuation mark has lost a lot of its once-high reputation among the teachers of MHS in recent years, which...

Not as Close to the Top as We Thought

Not as Close to the Top as We Thought

Ryan Liebl, Staff Writer

April 17, 2010


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In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that allotted $4.35 billion to the “Race to the Top” educational program.  The program provides incentives for states to focus on reforming their education systems and raising standards as a whole; specifically,...

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