Privacy or National Security: What Is More Important?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
May 30, 2017
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In the last few decades, technology has advanced rapidly in private industry. Devices like the iPhone and the Internet have fundamentally changed the way we live our lives, many of those changes being good and many being bad. As this technology makes our lives easier in many respects, it amplifies many...

Is Learning a Foreign Language Important?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
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            Did you know that more than half the world’s population is bilingual and use more than one language in everyday life? Bilingualism is present across almost every nation in the world, and some countries have a population that speaks three of four languages regularly. An examp...

Darwinism Versus Creationism: One, Neither or Both?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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In the standard high school science class in America, Darwinism and the Theory of Evolution is taught like the Bible in Church. However, this theory directly conflicts with the religious views of most Americans. Per Pew Research center, almost 71% of Americans in 2014 identify as Christian, and 6% of...

Does GCS Need to Rethink Scheduling?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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I think switching the start and end times of elementary and high school could be very beneficial in Guilford County Schools. Most elementary schools start in Guilford County around 7:40am and get out around 2:30pm; and that most high school in Guilford County start around 8:50am and get out at 4:00pm....

Should All Athletes be Able to go Straight to the Pros out of High School?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
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Kobe Bryant. Lebron James. Tracy McGrady. All of these dominant basketball players have one big thing in common: they didn’t go to college. Individually, their achievements are monumental: Kobe won five rings, and scored 81 points in one game. Lebron James has three rings himself, and is and has been...

Should Public Schools Allow Corporal Punishment?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
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As long as I can remember, spankings have been the primary punishment for misbehavior in my household. However, when my mother first told me the story of Sister Dolores-her first and third grade teacher who spanked kids with a paddle in Catholic school- I was left dumbfounded. The question that raced...

What is the Most Important Quality in a Leader?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
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With President-Elect Donald Trump being sworn into office, many Americans are astonished at his seemingly impossible victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and await his Presidency. However, both during the race and more importantly now, questions of Trump’s demeanor and attitude are spreading...

Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Work?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
December 21, 2016
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Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Work? William Petitt, Staff Writer It’s the same drill every year. By New Year’s Eve, all everyone can talk about is how they are going to change for the better this upcoming year. However, among all the positive intentions, research from the University of Scranton...

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

William Petitt, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
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In a multibillion dollar industry with coaches making six figures easily, the only people who aren’t benefiting are the centerpiece of the whole industry. The athletes! The NCAA’s policy on Amateurism prevents players from receiving a salary(and many other things) despite the massive amount of money...

Should Video Games Be Considered a Sport?

Willian Petitt, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
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A few months ago, I turned on the TV to ESPN and was surprised when I saw video games on. I don’t know what game it was, but couldn’t help notice how out of place it looked on ESPN(which stands for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network if you did not know), a network usually focused on popular...

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