Why Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished

Jacqueline glenn, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The Constitution promises every American citizen the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But not everyone is guaranteed to enjoy those freedoms. Despite its founding laws, American prisons executed...

Justice for Jussie: Celebrities Abuse Justice System Again

Joshua Perry, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

When Jussie Smollett, star of Fox’s hit drama “Empire,” was all over the news in January as the victim of a despicable hate crime, millions across America shook their heads, ashamed that something like that could still happen...

Sustainable Shopping Doesn’t Have to Empty Your Wallet

Loewy Noud, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

There is no doubt that environmental awareness is increasing every day. Campaigns for less plastic, less energy use and less fossil-fuel burning are plastered on social media, and some people are even making big changes. Straws...

It’s Time to Stop: America Is Drowning In Democratic Candidates

Jacqueline Glenn, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

If three is a crowd, 15 is far too many. CNN reported on March 21 that 15 Democrats have announced their 2020 presidential candidacy so far, including exploratory committees. And while it’s certainly favorable to have many...

2020: Biden Is Not The Answer

Ryan Stewart, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden has long been asked to run for president by many democrats. But with an ever-expanding democratic field, is this really such a good decision? Not by any means. According to CNN, the majority...

Quit Crushing The Claw

Cierra Veizer, Sports Editor

March 28, 2019

The Claw has become a large part of our newspaper staff’s lives. We publish it once a quarter and spend an ample amount of time on it. But for what? Why do we even bother to put forth the effort anymore? Our issues are ridiculed...

Movies Shouldn’t Romanticize Illness

Jaydi Swanson, News Editor

March 21, 2019

Cancer isn’t pretty. Cystic fibrosis isn’t fun. Mental illnesses aren’t desirable. But on the screen, these severe health issues are twisted into tragically beautiful love stories. We’ve seen it countless times: “The...

Don’t Bank on Kamala

Ryan Stewart, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Come election time, the number of democratic candidates is always higher than the number of people coming in and out of this White House.   The first caucuses are not until February, but that hasn’t stopped a crowd...

Manafort Deserves More Time

Ryan Ash, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison. Judge T.S. Ellis III handed down the decision last Friday at his courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia. Last August, Manafort was found guilty of eight counts, including...

The Hypocrisy of School Dress Codes Exposed

Cierra Veizer, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019

As the weather gets warmer, student’s clothing gets inherently skimpier, which means reminders about the school dress code will soon surface. These rules, as depicted in the student handbook, crack down on girls clothing. How...

Prom Praise is Pointless

Cierra Veizer, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

Upperclassmen awake from their senioritis slumbers once every April. They have just enough time to get pampered pedicures and graceful gowns for one of the most hyped up events of high school: prom.   Despite what every...

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