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Rape culture: Too close for comfort

Rape culture: Too close for comfort

By Jessica Jurado, Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa

September 18, 2014

Rape Culture isn’t a new concept, in fact it’s been around for centuries; it was finally given a name by American feminists in the 1970s. Rape culture’s existence can be blamed on the role of women in society throughout history. Women have always been viewed as the “weaker sex,” existing o...

‘This story needs to be told’

‘This story needs to be told’

By Andrea Duncan, Lewisville High School, Lewisville, Texas

September 15, 2014

After six years, loved ones of sisters and former LHS students Sarah and Amina Said have helped in the telling of a story in search of justice. Sarah and Amina were murdered in the back of a taxi cab in Irving on Jan. 1, 2008. Their father, Yaser, was quickly suspected for the crime and has never...

Behind the facade: Sex trafficking in Colorado

Behind the facade: Sex trafficking in Colorado

By Tito Limas-Villers, Regis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo.

May 30, 2014

In its April 2014 issue, the Denver Magazine 5280 investigated the issue of sex trafficking. The Urban Institute estimated that the underground sex trafficking “economy” in the United States is $975 million. In Denver, it’s worth almost $40 million. This “economy” is made up of around 100,000 tra...

Students arrested for fight will be recommended for expulsion

Students arrested for fight will be recommended for expulsion

By John Vodrey, Shaker Heights HS, Shaker Heights, Ohio

March 24, 2014

Superintendent Gregory C. Hutchings said today that two students involved in a fight during class Wednesday will be recommended for expulsion. He also said two students filmed the fight and that they will be recommended for expulsion as well. Two female students were arrested for disorderly conduct...

Deporting Justin Bieber is silly and unnecessary

Deporting Justin Bieber is silly and unnecessary

By Justin Curto, Mill Valley HS, Shawnee, Kan.

February 11, 2014

Over the past few years, Justin Bieber has had more influence than almost any other pop star. Ever since his 2009 release of “One Time,” the Canadian singer has had teenage girls fawning and fangirling over him, while still making relatively good pop music. However, his innocent boy charm dissipa...

Where KSDK went wrong

Where KSDK went wrong

By Ian Madden, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

January 22, 2014

A note from SNO: Kirkwood High School went on lockdown for an hour on Jan. 16 after the school's principal announced there was a suspicious person on campus but there was not any imminent danger. It was later revealed that the man at the school office was a reporter for KSDK-TV in St. Louis, which was investigating ...