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Gender-Sexuality Alliance Faces Backlash in Health Classes

Gender-Sexuality Alliance Faces Backlash in Health Classes

Eric Hadley & Madison Lin, Staff Writers

March 3, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

In December of 2018, the Strath Haven High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club came into tenth grade health classes to talk about the LGBTQ+ community. GSA is a club that promotes equality and inclusivity for everyone, regardless of sexuality or gender identity. For over 10 years, GSA has prov...

Flu Shots Should Be Required for Haven Students and Staff

David Ren, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Opinions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alleges that the current influenza season within the U.S. (which is usually active from October to May) has, so far, resulted in an estimated 6.2 to 7.3 million cases of influenza contractions, an estimated 2.9 to 3.5 million medical visitations, an...

The Case for Federalized School Funding

Luke Mandel, Online Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Opinions

There is an ongoing crisis in the United States: the inadequate and radically disproportionate funding between schools in the country, in states and in districts.  There is strong evidence that this issue affects opportunities for children who are not as fortunate, as seen with the use of affirmativ...

Students Expect More During Black History Month

Students Expect More During Black History Month

Ava Szepessy & Emma Hunter, Staff Writers

March 3, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Everyone who has gone through the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District has spent February learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, giving presentations on Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad, watching Martin and Me, and hearing teachers talk about Rosa Parks and Ruby ...

The Dangers of Nationalism

The Dangers of Nationalism

Luke Mandel, Online Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Every country has a certain degree of nationalism.  While this is more visible in some countries than in others, it can be a major motivating force for self-improvement.  Improvements in military, technology, economy, and sports may occur in comparison to that country’s past, as well as in relation to...

Adjusted School Year Schedule Proves to be Less Stressful for Students

Samah Sharmin, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Many believe it’s time to “modernize” and have year-long school with a shorter summer break.

Kavanaugh’s Behavior Trumps Allegations

Emma Henry, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Everyone can agree that the Brett Kavanaugh hearing was an extremely painful and controversial process. It was painful because Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was attacked decades ago, found the courage to come forward only to be targeted by harsh criticism, and was painted as a liar.  It was controversi...

The Benefits of the Foreign Exchange Program

The Benefits of the Foreign Exchange Program

Luke Mandel '20, Online Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Over the past year, I participated in the German exchange program. In September 2017, my German partner, Patrick, came to the United States for three weeks. He spent the first week touring Washington, D. C. and New York City with his German classmates, and then spent the other two weeks living at ...

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