The Voice

The baffling death of Max Spiers

Ava Ferrigno, Contributer

February 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the summer of 2016, Vanessa Bates received a text message from her son, Max Spiers, in which he told her, “If anything happens to me, investigate.” Spiers, 39, later died on July 16, 2016, in Warsaw, Poland. Max Spier...

High risk, high reward with Bitcoin investments

Blake Rutenberg, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Bitcoin is a relatively newer currency as it was founded in the year 2009 by an unknown user using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are different from traditional currencies as no central bank or middle ma...

February Break allows for holistic care

Elise Dudley, News Editor

February 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Switching to the regional calendar has been a controversial topic. It was a necessary administrative action, but led to the loss of February vacation. The switch to the regional calendar is convenient for scheduling purposes,...

Trump administration makes dubious claims about new tax law

Pei Chao Zhuo, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump’s biggest legislative accomplishment in his time in office has been the passage of the GOP tax bill. However, the promises he makes regarding the effects of the law are not rooted in reality. Durin...

Lack of school spirit arises

Jess Rickis, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Almost every student comes into high school expecting it to be filled with lots of school spirit including pep rallies and full crowded assemblies. This brings the excitement for the events following such as the homecoming dance or...

FENTY diversifies makeup industry

Madison Muszynski, Advertising Manager

February 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

From the Black Lives Matter movement, to the first openly transgender state legislator to win a seat in the House of Delegates, to mainstream clothing companies using plus size models, it’s clear to see that moments of 2017 wer...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues string of disappointing Star Wars films

Christopher DiLullo, Managing Editor

December 31, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

On December 15, the much-anticipated sequel to 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released into theaters nationwide. Titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the film became the tenth movie in the Star Wars franchise to see a the...

The Color of Justice: When Race Perverts the Criminal Justice System

April 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Any person who is a minority in the United States almost certainly knows what racism is like. As an Asian-American, I have experienced everything from random racial slurs as people walked by to getting elbowed in the face in ...

Classical music soothes stress, helps study skills

Talia Gallagher, News Editor

December 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Classical music is often overlooked in today’s society. Most of the time, when a traditional-sounding instrumental tune comes on the radio, people tend to change the station. However, classical music is a vital tool for brain...

Hollywood’s originalilty fading away

Chris DiLullo, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Watching a movie is an American pastime. With multiplexes, drive-in theaters and summer blockbusters, we love movies - the money we spend to see them shows it. However, the days of watching groundbreaking movies with original...

Don’t let technology get the best of you

June 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook have taken over a far larger portion of daily life than maybe expected. Walking through any public setting, school, the mall or even the library, it seems like everyone is glued to their phones,...

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