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The Impatient Patient: In defense of a lazy, smartphone-obsessed generation

The Impatient Patient: In defense of a lazy, smartphone-obsessed generation

By Renee Wang

April 13, 2018

Lazy. Entitled. Snowflakes. According to Media Post, these are the qualities 71 percent of past American generations attribute to Generation Z. These sentiments are reflected not only by the parents of Generation Z, but in those belonging to it. 40 percent of parents and 45 percent of Generation Z themselv...

The Hart of the Matter: Domestic violence and female homelessness heavily connected

By Lily Hartenstein

April 11, 2018

Homelessness is a massive issue plaguing the United States, but it is rarely looked at as the complex and multi-faceted problem it truly is. One such overlooked factor of the homelessness issue is the role of violence against women.The U.S. Department of Justice reported that one in four homeless wo...

The Garlick Press: Does ‘flexible’ vegetarianism have a lasting impact?

By Kira Garlick

April 11, 2018

It has long been known that climate change is happening, and that our everyday consumption of fuels and products contribute to the rising temperatures. But what people don’t usually think of straight away is how diet can affect the environment. Yes, I am talking about vegetarianism. I have been a vegetari...

The Denome’s Advocate: Israel, an apartheid state? (Opinion)

April 9, 2018

Author's note: It has come to my attention that this article has garnered extreme criticism from the opposing perspective. However, after a number of productive conversations on the issue with critics, and doing further research, my stance on the issue has not changed. I understand, though, that many sta...

The Impatient Patient: Crisis pregnancy centers have the right to their beliefs, not the right to deceive

March 30, 2018

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are organizations around the country offering counsel to pregnant women, with the goal of swaying women away from having an abortion by presenting different options. As such, CPCs counsel women through their pregnancy and after, providing adoption referrals. There ...

The Hart of the Matter: Homophobic comments and sexist ideals are intertwined

March 28, 2018

Emma Gonzalez, survivor of the Parkland shooting and one of the faces of the current movement for gun control, has been under attack by many who oppose her values. While this is normal for someone leading a wave of change, some politicians, such as Leslie Gibson, have crossed a line in their criticism...

The Ripple Effect: You’re only elected twice (or thrice, or four times)

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

March 28, 2018

"The shocking results of the Russian presidential election last week caught the world off-guard!” Or, at least, that would be the first sentence of an article written in an alternate universe. Rather, the least surprising outcome resulted from the election: Vladimir Putin is, for a fourth term, pr...

The Impatient Patient: The Paralympics’ dim spotlight

March 16, 2018

The buzz from the 2018 Winter Olympics may be dying down, but the hype for the Paralympics is just igniting — but barely. Since 1976, the year of the first winter Paralympic games, winter Paralympians have won 278 medals, more than the 197 medals earned by Olympians. Despite this, there is a longstanding d...

(SATIRE) Students graffiti bathrooms in hopes of forcing repairs

March 15, 2018

T o motivate HHS administration to repaint the — notably faded — green of the restroom walls on campus, students have turned to the ageless protest-method of high schoolers: vandalism. Across campus, restroom patrons have dotted the walls of their stalls with everything from artwork to inspirati...

The Garlick Press: Greener student driving

March 13, 2018

The student parking lot is always packed in the morning, with different types of vehicles: trucks, Mini Coopers and family SUVs. For families who are planning on getting a new car for their driving student, an electric car for simple commutes sounds ideal. One problem, however, is where to charge. T...

The Ripple Effect: The political facades of cuddling lambs and shaking hands

The Ripple Effect: The political facades of cuddling lambs and shaking hands

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

March 7, 2018

So, here we go again. In the vein of Marine Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Frauke Petry in Germany, the Italian general elections on Sunday skewed hard towards populists, the far-right and skepticism aimed at the European Union. Over half of the votes cast, according ...

The Denome’s Advocate: Show some solidarity to striking teachers

By Thomas Denome

March 5, 2018

Gun violence as a problem in schools has reached a new level In the news; it is overshadowing the fact that in West Virginia, school has not been happening for the past week. West Virginia educators have been on strike since Feb. 22, claiming they are underpaid. They have continued to negotiate, ...