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New Hall Passes are Impractical, Unneeded

February 7, 2012

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Editorial | Nathan Kosmin As Springfield Township High School students returned from Thanksgiving break, it appeared that the school administrators had done some Black Friday shopping of their own. New hall passes appeared in every class to little fanfare, but they bring a visible change to the hallways of STHS. Gone are the eclectic passes […]

Bullying or Friendly Banter: Where to Draw the Line With Your Friends

February 7, 2012

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Editorial | Christina Manero Recently, students and faculty throughout the school have been wearing black T-shirts as a part of the No Place for Hate initiative.  The message across the front of the shirts is simple: “Just be nice.”  However, it brings up the question, “What is nice?” and then, by default, “What is mean?” […]

Prevention Needed For Drug Problem

February 7, 2012

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Editorial | Frank Vitale “Wait, you don’t drink?  Do you smoke?  Weed, I mean…” Surprisingly enough, this dialogue pops up more often than not when my peers ask me if I’ve ever tried alcohol or smoked marijuana.  The answer to both is no: I haven’t tried alcohol or marijuana, and by virtue, I do not […]

Bag Checks Ridiculous and Ineffective

February 7, 2012

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Guest Editorial | Eric McGowan Reading a letter addressed to “the parent or guardian of Eric McGowan,” I find myself in a state of confusion.  The letter, mailed by the School District of Springfield Township, informed parents that the administration has scheduled random bag checks for the upcoming months.  Unfortunately, Springfield experienced a heartbreaking tragedy […]

Ignored Rules Reinstated, Administration Catches Undeserved Flack

February 7, 2012

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Editorial | Frank Vitale Sometimes in life, we all have to work with (or for) people that we may not like.  As high school students, we have to cooperate with classmates that we might not see eye-to-eye with, learn under the instruction of teachers that we might not particularly like, and follow the directives of […]