Opinion

Save Your Internet

By Lily T., Opinion What is Article 13? For those of you who aren’t aware, Article 13 is a law that was approved by Congress to further enhance the already existing copyright laws for the internet. Websites that will be affected include YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Critics suggest that those platforms, as well as others, will have to pay to share an article link and begin to filter out memes by removing them. I believe this would negatively affect students because of the content that’s being taken away from them.   Read More…

Snowplow Parents: Parents Do Everything for Their Kids

Ryan W., Opinion Question: When should parents let their kids learn and fail on their own? Synopsis: Some parents (also known as snowplow parents) worry too much on giving their kids a trouble-free life. This can go to the point where they would do anything to ensure their kids have an easy and successful school career. They argue with teachers over bad grades and they might even do projects for their kids when the kids forget. This is bad because kids need to fail in order to learn. If you forget a project and get an F, you won’t forget a project again. But if your mom brings in a project you didn’t write when you forgot, then you are vulnerable to the same mistake to the future when your mom or dad is out of the picture. Read More…

Is Shakespeare Actually Good for School?

By Ryan W., Opinion Writer For many years, students have read many books in school. But a lot of the books they read are written by one person from England in the 1600’s: William Shakespeare. Shakespeare has made over 1500 plays and stories from about 1590 to 1613 and is regarded as one of the most influential playwrights and authors in history. But there is the problem: most of Shakespeare’s popular works that schools and a lot of people read (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, etc) were created to be plays. You may think that the difference is not that big of a deal, but you can’t replicate an actor’s performances with words or even the occasional illustration. That is why Shakespeare did not simplify his diction. It’s the actors and their performances who get the main idea across. Read More…