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Selfie-Induced Deaths Tops Shark Attack Deaths in 2015

Selfie-Induced Deaths Tops Shark Attack Deaths in 2015

Mia Marks, Entertainment Editor

November 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

A cultural phenomenon scoffed at for its narcissistic tendencies and frivolous consumption of time now poses a new threat to society. The infamous “selfie,” appropriately named since it requires a close up picture taken by one’s self of one’s self, has swept the nation as a prevalent past...

Red Meat Causes Cancer, or Does It?

Red Meat Causes Cancer, or Does It?

Julianna Marciante, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015


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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a statement linking the consumption of red meat to cancer. Following that announcement came another claiming that processed meats increased the risk of cancer. But, we’ve also been told that aspartame, food coloring, or anything genetically modified...

FANNING THE FLAMES OF ISLAMOPHOBIA

FANNING THE FLAMES OF ISLAMOPHOBIA

Jessica Coyne, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


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This article appeared in the October 2015 issue of the print edition of THE TORCH as a part of the center spread feature titled “Blind to Our Own Bigotry.” In the past year and a half, we have seen many brutal attacks on minorities in America. Whether it is the more recent events of Sandra B...

White Privilege Does Exist and You Would Know That If You Weren’t White

White Privilege Does Exist and You Would Know That If You Weren’t White

Guerline Camille, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


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This article appeared in the October 2015 issue of the print edition of THE TORCH as a part of the center spread feature titled "Blind to Our Own Bigotry." “White privilege.” If asked whether this is a real issue in today’s society some would agree wholeheartedly and some would argue vehement...

Social Media Becoming a Major Player in Presidential Election

Social Media Becoming a Major Player in Presidential Election

Mia Marks, Entertainment Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

In such a fast-paced, modern society, social media has come to play a major role in the lives of students. Ranging from an outlet that encourages the spread of creativity and individualism, to a tool that connects people and cultures around the world, comes yet another pivotal need for social...

Social Media Can Negatively Affect Students’ Sleep, School Performance

Social Media Can Negatively Affect Students’ Sleep, School Performance

Layall El-Mcharfie, News Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

We live in era in which smart phones and technology dominate our daily lives. Along with this technology comes the social media that teenagers go to during their free time. Social media has heavily influenced teenagers all around the world and contributed to their wide knowledge of their surroundings...

Former President Jimmy Carter Stays Resilient While Facing Cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter Stays Resilient While Facing Cancer

Cameron Medina, Staff Writer

September 16, 2015


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Jimmy Carter is a prime example of a warhorse. He still plays a large part in humanitarian efforts and in American politics, even at the ripe old age of 90 and with a severe case of melanoma, which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. On Aug. 12, Carter had a small mass of a tumor on his liver...

Choose Healthier Snack Options to Feed the Munchies

Choose Healthier Snack Options to Feed the Munchies

Amanda Neppl, Features Editor

September 15, 2015


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We live in a relatively fast-paced world; homework needs to be done and money needs to be earned. This may seem obvious, but it can be difficult to perform these daily activities when munching on chemically-fabricated snack bag goodies and operating on minimal hours of restless sleep. So, because of...

Nestlé hears consumer demands; to remove artificial ingredients

Amanda Neppl, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Consumers can make a difference; and clearly, they have. The health-conscious all-natural craving shoppers of today want artificial colorings and flavorings out of their food. To meet these new demands, Swiss food company Nestlé is going to remove the offending ingredients from their products and replace...

Society on the Cusp of Transgender Acceptance

Mia Marks, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015


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With the advocacy of self-confidence and importance of people remaining true to themselves prevailing throughout the media, celebrities have publically highlighted their transition to becoming transgender. An individual who is transgender is defined as a person whose biological sex does not equal...

The Feminist movement is a constant uphill battle for women

Carly Poloskey, Managing Editor

March 1, 2015


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Feminism continues to be one of the most misunderstood words in the English language. The stereotype persists that a “feminist” is an aggressive, man-hating, scorned woman ob- noxiously lamenting the woes of womanhood from the top of her self-righteous soapbox. When, in reality, a fem...

Abusive teen relationships: the dark, alarming reality

Mia Marks, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

   Every year, approximately 1.5 million students suffer from abuse in a relationship with a fellow student. While domestic abuse is most notoriously associated with adults, teenagers are quite capable of falling victim as well when in a relationship. Whether physically or emotionally, both girls an...

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