Will Justice Prevail in Arias Case?

Will Justice Prevail in Arias Case?

Is she guilty or innocent?   Jodi Arias was sent to jail for the murder of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander. She claimed it was self-defense. Some people believe that she is the next Casey Anthony or O.J Simpson because she might actually get away with murder. In my opinion, it seems Arias has been lying to the cops since day 1. She… Read more →

OPINION: Guns Don’t Shoot Themselves

Recently, mental health has risen into focus, but is lifted only by a negative light. Since the December 14th Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, the nation has been trying to control guns and promote gun safety. But guns are not the problem here; it’s the person with the finger on the trigger. Chances are, those killers are suffering from mental… Read more →

School Safety Must Be Priority for All

School Safety Must Be Priority for All

Surf through the television channels one evening and you’ll be bombarded with events such as robberies, stabbings, and kidnappings. It’s not everyday that a school shooting occurs, but when they do, they often end in massacres. An early school shooting was the Columbine High School Massacre on April 20, 1999 when two teenagers who attended the school killed 13 classmates… Read more →

She Wants to Change the World

Ashanti Coleman, 17, wants to change the world. She has an idea of how she can affect the world both now and in the future. When asked about her goals in life, Ashanti said, “I would like to become very wealthy and help out my community by giving back to schools and helping the homeless.” She also has plans for… Read more →

Food: The Edible Narcotic?

Food: The Edible Narcotic?

Everybody loves a juicy, meaty cheeseburger with a side of crunchy French fries and a refreshing soft drink. Some love it more often than others, but that’s nothing out of the ordinary. But what happens when those cravings occur more frequently and in larger consumptions? That’s when people, children and teenagers especially, should being to worry. The Palo Alto Medical… Read more →

OPINION: Too Many Guns, Too Many Murders

The availability of firearms and ammunition is a controversial problem in the United States. Statistics show that 40 – 45 percent of U.S households own a gun . Not only does it affect America as a whole but it affects where we live significantly.  16.2 percent of people own guns in Connecticut. Looking at statistics I would say that the availability is the problem. Because almost… Read more →

Mind Control Or Gun Control?

In recent months, there have been several crimes involving mental health issues like the Sandy Hook shootings on Dec. 14 and more recently the 47-year-old grandmother who killed her grandsons and herself on Feb 28. Both gunpersons had histories of mental issues, but instead of dealing with those problems, the government is blaming what happened on the guns. But the… Read more →

Getting Help From Phones to Fingers

Getting Help From Phones to Fingers

I always thought crisis hotlines were useful and helpful, especially for teenagers sitting at home feeling as if it’s them against the entire planet. But what if a sixteen year old high school junior, for example, is at a point in his or her life where he or she is feeling suicidal or being abused and talking isn’t an option?… Read more →

Paying Informants is Tricky Question

Paying Informants is Tricky Question

On March 27, our Journalism class visited the U.S District Court on Church St. to hear the testimony of Margaret Batts. Batts is one of three witnesses who stepped up to testify against Hector Morales and Hector Natal in an arson case set in 2011. The father and son duo is charged with 11 counts, to which they have pleaded… Read more →

Obama Speaks on Guns in Hartford

Obama Speaks on Guns in Hartford

President Obama paid a visit to Connecticut recently to talk about the gun reform that Congress is discussing. He told a crowd of supporters that Congress is only going to vote for this reform if it hears a demand from the citizens about this change. Since the Sandy Hook shooting on December 14th, 2012, there has been much talk about… Read more →