Apps Are A Waste of Time

Sophie Blumberg, Op-Ed Contributor

May 24, 2018

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In our modern and fast-paced world, we rely on technology to help us in our day to day activities. We find ourselves never being far from our smartphones because we use them for just about everything. Our phones have become handheld video games, and we have become addicted to downloading and playing them during every spare moment we have. However, it seems that the time we spend on our phones using apps can isolate us and even affect our behavior negatively. Two years...

Wake Up Sleepy Head

Dillon Saleh, Op-Ed Contributor

May 24, 2018

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I hate alarm clocks. Their constant beeping suddenly wakes me up while I’m busy riding a unicorn across the sky or shooting arrows at a fire-breathing dragon. Almost all teenagers hate waking up so early in the morning, and there is good reason for this. As a younger child grows older, they go to bed later and later. A teenager’s natural sleep cycle is to go to sleep later and wake up later. This is why Farmington Public Schools' middle schools and high schools should st...

Put Down That Peanut Butter Sandwich!

Put Down That Peanut Butter Sandwich!

Courtney Cohen, Op-Ed Contributor

May 22, 2018

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You’re at school, sitting in class, working on your math homework, counting down the minutes until the fifth-hour bell. You hear a student next to you crunching on trail mix, and you can feel the crumbs raining down on your desk. Your eye itches, and you scratch it. All of a sudden, everything stops.

Stop Standardized Testing

Stop Standardized Testing

May 22, 2018

Michigan Schools should not have standardized testing.

The Monster In My Backpack

Maya Zylman, Op-Ed Contributor

May 17, 2018

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"If students had less homework, it would give them more time to live their lives and get other tasks done that are also top priorities in their lives."

Clean Hands, Clean Earth

Arushi Shah, Op-Ed Contributor

May 17, 2018

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Paper towels are not very effective. They make a mess and don’t absorb water properly. Damp paper towels lying around can cause germs, which can lead to illness. "Additionally, many people don’t realize paper towels aren’t recyclable and are mostly going to end up in landfills."

Less Rest, More Test!

Laila Burke-Graves, Op-Ed Contributor

May 17, 2018

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"According to studies made by The National Summer Learning Association, it can take about 8 to 13 weeks at the beginning of each school year for teachers to get their students back up to speed and ready for the material of the new grade. "

FPS – Stop Standardized Testing!

Rebecca Tauber, Op-Ed Editor

May 10, 2018

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Let The Testing Begin   Sure enough, it was that time of year again, the one that we all look forward to. Ever since third grade, two tests, three times a year. We could have been learning, but not today! We are sitting in class for a week straight doing nothing but testing. “This stresses me out,” says Lola. “I hate this,” Robert says. “What if I don’t get into college?” says Harley. This is all I hear. This is all that we think and it never ends...

FPS Should Go Vegetarian

Yash Mehta, Op-Ed Contributor

May 10, 2018

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Imagine walking with your friends while treated with utmost care and respect by servants. You feel as if you are on cloud nine—until you make a jolting realization: you are being given this fancy treatment not for the benefit of you, but for that of others, who would gladly go to gruesome measures to eat dinner. You are waiting in line to be killed next. Just as you come to this conclusion, a bullet is shot in your head, terminating your existence. This is the terri...