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Vanisa Kumar and Luanni Ford | January 25, 2022

“Censorship is not so easy to define. According to Webster’s Dictionary, to “censor” means “to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable.” Its central meaning is the suppression of an idea or image because it offends or disturbs someone, or because they disagree with it. In our society censorship can be found in our government with the removal of absurd media...

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Colt Case

Anjali Sanil and Ria Gupta | October 25, 2021

On the off chance that you ever search up Troy High School on Wikipedia, and scroll down to the alumni list, you’ll find a very … diverse mix of people who have attended Troy High. We have everything from NBA players (Bud Acton and Henry Akin) to actors (Sutton Foster and Ellen Hollman), but as you continue to scroll through the list-- you may pause, because right above Steven Yeun, from Minari...

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Gender-Based Diversity In STEM

Varsha Penumalee, Staff Reporter | March 3, 2021

With March being Women’s History Month, many people are discovering the importance of gender equality, specifically with the mixed responses to the first female Vice President. Since then, the gender inequities in the United States of America have been placed under a magnifying glass, revealing that many fields — including those of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) — are brewing...

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Online Learning Highlights Technology Disparity among Students

Anjali Sanil, Staff Reporter | October 26, 2020

With a transition to online learning comes the necessity for stable internet connections, iPads, laptops, headphones, web-cameras and a myriad of other electronics. This virtual reality highlights the difficulties many students and staff alike experience with relying so heavily on technology.  According to an article in The Washington Post, more than 21 million Americans do not have high-speed...

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Rearranging the Alphabet

Andy DeGrand and AJ Kowalak | February 19, 2020

“We’re not gonna sneeze on your children and make them shake a stick at God,” freshman Cate Deller said. “Just because your kid is gay, trans, bi, doesn’t mean that they are a bad person. I don’t see [being lesbian] any different as being straight; girls are just cute, you know?” To many students, the LGBT community is like its own alphabet, each letter representing a different sexual...

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“You’re One of Us”

Olivia Perron, Website Editor-in-Chief | December 16, 2019

A one hallway high school with a population of 127 students and seven full-time teachers, Troy College and Career High School was formerly known as Niles Community High School. TCCHS evolved from NCHS five years ago, the latter started in 1995. TCCHS is in a joint building with other academic support centers in the Niles Center building. TCCHS offers an accelerated academic program that allows students...

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Shedding Light on Special Education

Kaitlyn Piggott, Print Editor-in-Chief | October 29, 2019

Please note that all of the parents and students interviewed have had their names changed not only to protect their family’s privacy, but also in respect to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The names of the special education teacher’s name as well as the director of Special Education’s name have remained intact. Thomas Edison is known for many things, primarily the incandescent...

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Let’s Talk About Stress, Baby

Gabrielle Francois, Co-Editor-In-Chief | March 14, 2019

School has been in session for two months now and for some it can bring excitement and nerves, but others are already drowning in homework, extracurriculars and stress. Stress and anxiety presents itself in students for numerous reasons and may vary depending on the person. Pressures such as getting into college or high academic expectations are only some of the factors that play a role in a student’s...

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