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Does Celebrity Ensure Immunity?

Does Celebrity Ensure Immunity?

Aliyah Symes, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

We live in a world where there are events we can relate to on a visceral level. They are the moments in which we are the outsider looking in, but can feel those very events resonate within us as if we are experiencing them for ourselves. That familiarity can be haunting, or can bring intense joy. However,...

Should Anyone Be Above the Law?

Should Anyone Be Above the Law?

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

September 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories, Top Stories

Celebrities constantly bend the rules, yet often go unpunished. A recent occurrence of this is Florida State University's starting quarterback Jameis Winston receiving only a one game suspension after yelling profanities in the student union. When a highly recognized public figure such as him commits...

Has The Spirit Disappeared?

Has The Spirit Disappeared?

Sofia Bratt, Staff Writer

September 28, 2014


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

During Homecoming week, Cavaliers enjoy dressing up for each themed day of the week. Several students went all-out with their outfits - some dressed up to look identical to their teachers or their favorite super heroes, such as Batman. Others decided to stay in their basic uniforms, essentially murdering...

The End is Near: Homecoming

The End is Near: Homecoming

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

September 21, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The number of students attending Gables's Homecoming dance each year has been continuously dwindling. Due to an increasingly poor attendance rate (with last year's barely scraping 290 students), this might be one of its last years. The once highly held homecoming has, after years of fighting, finally...

The Right to Privacy or the Right to Safety?

The Right to Privacy or the Right to Safety?

Aliyah Symes, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Within the first two weeks of Mr. Nelson's IB Psychology class, students learn about experiments and ethical guidelines. One such guideline is the right to confidentiality. Psychologists understand the importance of the opinions of people who don't want their information released to the world. But...

Where Are the Parents?

Where Are the Parents?

Jake Paz, Staff Writer

September 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Nothing screams Cavalier pride more than the hard working holy trinity that is education: parents, teachers and students. Although few people realize it, parents play an important role in the well being of the school. When parents get involved, it not only benefits the school personnel, but also improves...

Cold War II: Russian Revanchism

Cold War II: Russian Revanchism

Howard Senior, Copy Editor

September 15, 2014


Filed under International Issues, Opinion, Recent Stories

Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, diplomacy was beset by the conflicting ideologies of communism and capitalism; the United States, by assuming an anti-communist stance through the Truman Doctrine and NSC-68, managed to totally polarize the world between those supporting the American...

The Marginalization of Women in STEM

The Marginalization of Women in STEM

Maria Estrada, Spanish Editor

September 11, 2014


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Recent Stories, Top Stories

Throughout the course of history, it has been self-evident that women have been oppressed and submitted to domesticity. We sit through endless history lessons and learn about the way men have shaped this world, or how male figures have constructed the democratic principles upon which our country is ba...

Was Censorship Justified in James Foley’s Case?

Was Censorship Justified in James Foley’s Case?

Annie Farrell, Staff Writer

September 3, 2014


Filed under International Issues, Opinion, Recent Stories

On Tuesday, August 19, a shocking video depicting the savage beheading of American photojournalist James Foley was posted on YouTube by the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria (ISIS). This video was no doubt a response to recent airstrikes the U.S. ordered on the group. As if the group could not be more clear about...

What Was Gained and Lost In Ferguson, Missouri

What Was Gained and Lost In Ferguson, Missouri

Aliyah Symes, Staff Writer

September 1, 2014


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Recent Stories

Black and white are two shades in the same spectrum. They blend, like the way that ridiculous ombre hairstyle is supposed to be a gradual change from dark to light. What a spectrum means to me is that we’re all different shades of a single fragment of light, and that makes us equal. To other people,...

Love the Skin You’re In

Love the Skin You’re In

Bhargavi Pochi, Staff Writer

August 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories

For centuries, people all over the world have been discriminated based on their skin tone. Colorism is still prevalent today. Even in a progressive country like America, prejudice against people with different shades of skin is constantly brushed under our noses. On social media sites like Twitter and...

Social Media Purges: Are YOU Next?

Social Media Purges: Are YOU Next?

Maria Estrada, Spanish Editor

August 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Recent Stories, Top Stories

We live in a generation where rapid technological advancement has facilitated globalization and permitted nearly instantaneous correspondence. The invention of the Internet has allowed the predominance of new methods of international communication, especially the flourishing prevalence of social media...

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