Controlling Guns in the Land of the Free

On October 1, 59 concert goers were massacred and more than 500 injured during an act of terror, making this the worst mass shooting in US history. Shockingly, for many of us, this isn’t the first time in...

OPINION: The Cost of the Wall

President Trump has made his plan to construct a wall on our southern border a priority for Congress to address going forward in his term. Although the cost of the wall depends on who you ask, $21.6 billion...

Opinion: The Purple Tide

At the end of the 1990s and during the first decade of the 2000s, Latin America lived a movement of political change, during which the neo-liberal democracies of the twentieth century leaned to the political...

Hatred on the Homefront

Hatred is nothing new. Since the beginning of time, a hate-stricken society has been fueled by unjustified racial prejudice. According to a study created by ThinkProgress, a left-leaning news organization, 261...

Coginchaug Cracks Down

Coginchaug has recently installed a new rule, dealing with the time period for students missing work due to absences, that doesn't seem to be going over well. Despite what was written in the handbook, there...

Opinion: The Global Promises of 2017

By José Cadena At least we all hated something from 2016: the Fort McMurray fire, the Zika Virus destroying communities, the refugee crisis provoked by the disgusting war in Syria, the stupid and...

OPINION: Should we lower the voting age?

Takoma Park is the first city in America that has lowered their legal voting age to 16 years old, which will definitely have a positive effect on the youth of America and the results of future elections....

OPINION: “History will Absolve Him”

By Jose Cadena A young Castro facing trial in 1953 for attacking barracks of the military dictator Fulgencio Batista enacted the speech that would become his transcendental signature, ending it with the...

Intriguing Evenings in Paris

As Coginchaug students currently learn about the French culture  through French Week, a popular and risk-taking group named “We Are the Oracle” (WATO) in Paris, France, is taking initiative in shaping the...

Should Syrian Refugees be Allowed in the US?

One of the biggest topics in today's politics is whether or not Syrian refugees should be allowed into the US. There are many different opinions when it comes to this issue, especially among politicians and...

5 Organization/Study Tips

5 Organization/Study Tips (Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman) 1. Make sure to always write down your homework! I know the feeling; your teacher is rushing at the end of class, and you just want to pack up...

NFL Image

The NFL is a multi-billion dollar industry and, according to ESPN, “the most popular sport in the US.” With so many people watching the sport and paying attention year-round, every player and coach is...

Mass Hysteria as it Relates to Women

During late-November 2012 in Sri Lanka, several instances of mass hysteria occurred at fifteen different schools, affecting 1,900 students and five teachers. These people were treated for a variety of...