The Herd

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

Elliot Gere, Guest Writer

October 9, 2019

NCAA football is a lucrative business… an extremely lucrative business. A study by the Wall Street Journal estimated that in the 2018-2019 season alone, Division 1-A football brought in a revenue of $5.6 billion. To put tha...

Land of the Free, for who?

Grant Kull, Opinion Contributor

June 12, 2019

When you hear that children are being separated from their parents and locked in cages for weeks at a time, you probably wouldn’t expect for that country to call themselves “the land of the free.” Since May 2018 the ...

Vaccines, A Necessity for the Future

Augustus Cote, Opinion Contributor

June 12, 2019

Measles, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, smallpox: these are some of the many contagious diseases that can infect you and those around you. In recent years, people have debated whether or not vaccines are safe for children ...

Silence Haters, Not Guns

Tyler Hurlburt, Opinion Contributor

June 12, 2019

Nobody is doubting the fact that guns increase the death toll in America. What people are doubting is the call for a solution. A lot of people argue that guns kill people, but this is untrue. Guns in the hands of a negligent per...

The Price of Prom

Brian Foisy, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

America has a culture of doing out-of-the-ordinary things just because they’ve always been done. "It’s just the way it is," they say. Our daily life is filled with things that are the way they are because they always have ...

Trolling the SAT

Brian Foisy

April 24, 2019

I’m 17, so I’m in the eye of the storm right now as far as the college search process goes. Some parts are cool like when college advisors shake your hand and give you free stuff. I like that. But most of it is an insidious,...

This I Believe

Liam Crowley

April 24, 2019

  I believe in the power of literacy; of the written word, and the spoken word; of the power to change a species and a planet. The development of language is the mark of a species which has reached a level above that ...

Struggle, Stress and Tears; Is the Endeavor of Homework Really Worth it?

Michael Jarowicz, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Ever since homework was first introduced, and ever since the first kids rolled their eyes at a teacher assigning it, the question has come up: Should teachers give out less homework? The subject of homework is a polarized one ...

Progress… In 5 More Minutes

Emily L'Heureux, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

In the town notorious for minimal drama or conflict, it seems we can no longer miraculously have our cake and eat it too. The school start time debate began as all debates do, with people trying their hardest to not believe in...