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Teachers should not carry guns; No one should have an automatic weapon

Teachers should not carry guns; No one should have an automatic weapon

By: Peter Howarth In the wake of the recent school shooting on February 14 in Parkland, Florida, many are seeking ways to prevent future tragedies like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One controversial solution is the concept of teachers wielding firearms, so they can combat intruders if…

March 14 Walk Out: A hope to end gun violence

March 14 Walk Out:  A hope to end gun violence

by:  Eric Gould On February 14, 2018, 19 year old Nikolas Cruz entered Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and killed 17 students and teachers. As more of these school shootings occur, students are beginning to rally and protest gun violence. On March 14 at 10am, along with other…

Opinion-What the School Walkout Meant to Me

Opinion-What the School Walkout Meant to Me

By: Miara Sasdi On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am, students from Westborough High School and all over the nation participated in a 17-minute walk out from their schools to commemorate the 17 lives lost on February 14 during the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in…

Action needs to be taken to reduce school shootings

Action needs to be taken to reduce school shootings

OPINION By:  Susan San and Gemma Smith Our country is in devastation in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting that took place on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The seventeen victims who were killed by the gunman and the fourteen who were also wounded were…

Let’s be Kinder to the Environment, Starting with Food

Let’s be Kinder to the Environment, Starting with Food

    By Carol Liu        Temperatures are rising, causing ferocious hurricanes that have devastated thousands. A nearly extinct porpoise, the Vaquita, is being illegally hunted. Freshwater sources are depleting due to population growth, urbanization, industrialization, and increased consumption. Deforestation has destroyed millions of acres of forest.  It…

Why Friday Nights are Better with Lights

Why Friday Nights are Better with Lights

By Miara Sasdi and Gabrielle Delgado At Westborough High, a night of exciting sports events, concession stands, and a connected community is always something that a community enjoys, which is why on Monday, October 16 there was a very exciting and positive outcome of the Westborough town meeting. There were…

Not Just Another Injury

Not Just Another Injury

By: Lauren Carlo Can you imagine being told you have a rare disease that’s incurable? A disease that will cause you pain every single day for the rest of your life, even while you’re just sitting? A disease in which you have absolutely no control over what happens and no…

Why Seniors Need a “College Prep” Day

Why Seniors Need a “College Prep” Day

By Lauren Carlo, Alexa Erickson, Marisa Papagelis   College applications have to be one of the most difficult and stressful times in a 17-18 year old’s life. With all the other homework piled on us, extracurricular activities, and maintaining a social life, how is it remotely possible to add the…

Supporting the NFL Player Protests

Supporting the NFL Player Protests

By: Quinn Donovan Last year, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked national conversation by taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequalities and police brutality; however, it seemed that the protest was initially ineffective since only a handful of players joined the protest. However, President…

NFL Players Have the Right to Kneel

NFL Players Have the Right to Kneel

by:  Domenic Casparriello Over this past weekend the football world collided with the political world, as a number of protests occurred during the national anthem of each NFL game. Most NFL players showed some form of protest, including kneeling, raising a fist, locking arms with teammates, or not coming out…