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An Editorial to the Totoket Times

State Representative Vincent Candelora's editorial in the Totoket Times, 5/1/20

By Robert Mullins, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Every edition of my town's local newspaper, the Totoket Times runs an editorial written by my state representative, Vincent Candelora. Usually it is a brief update of the humdrum happenings in Hartford, peppered with complaints about the economic conditions of the state followed by the CT Republicans'...

Four Years Gone

By Alexander Pralea, Editor-in-chief

April 30, 2020

In May, within three short weeks, my senior year will finally be over. No more AP exams (hallelujah), no more biology reading guide questions, no more Edgar Allen Poe stories (I don't mean to offend my English peeps), and no more vain attempts to hide my lack of a top button (Mr. Guinan always snipes...

Future Diary: Not a Very Good Show

Future Diary: Not a Very Good Show

By Aidan Higgins, Editor

April 26, 2020

Once in a blue moon, the cruel, heartless television gods who reign down from the heavens above find themselves overcome with compassion and bless their earthly subjects with a television show that is flawless in every sense of the word. When the gods opt to act with such magnanimity, every element of...

Liminality: Confessions of a Senior

By Alexander Pralea, Editor-in-chief

March 19, 2020

As a senior, I am invariably asked a whole host of questions that I'd rather not answer: where are you going to college (maybe I should have applied ED?), what are you planning on studying (I don't think you can quadruple major), and what my summer plans are (do I really feel like planning ahead?). Still,...

A Prayer a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

A Prayer a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor-in-chief

February 29, 2020

The medical evidence is clear: experiments have illustrated a causal relationship between a diet heavy in vegetables and fruits and defense against diabetes, heart disease (the biggest killer in America), and even poor mental health conditions like depression, all of which reduce the quality of life...

Does Rush Limbaugh Deserve the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh gives a thumbs-up after being presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by First Lady Melania Trump

By Robert Mullins, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Among the many notable guests that the president hosted at the last State of the Union address, one stands out above all others. That man is Rush Limbaugh, a conservative commentator whose recent lung cancer diagnosis has brought him into the spotlight yet again. Surely, I do not mean to suggest that...

Tesla Cybertruck – Tesla’s Latest Money Grab?

Tesla Cybertruck - Tesla's Latest Money Grab?

By Aidan Pesce, Assistant Reporter

January 25, 2020

Many people are familiar with Tesla. Founded by the famous billionaire Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal and SpaceX, Tesla is well-known for its production of electric vehicles. Musk, who some describe as a real-life Tony Stark, is obsessed with bringing the future to us. Playing with self-landing rockets...

Why Banning Pornography Is Not The Right Solution

Why Banning Pornography Is Not The Right Solution

By Aidan Higgins, Editor

January 20, 2020

On December 6, 2019, Representatives Jim Banks, Mark Meadows, Vicky Hartzler, and Brian Babin submitted a letter to Attorney General William Barr, beseeching him to follow through with the Trump campaign's anti-pornography pledge, which they fear has long-since been forgotten by the current administration....

What I Wish I Had Known about College Admissions

What I Wish I Had Known about College Admissions

By Alexander Pralea, Editor-in-chief

January 2, 2020

As a senior, I am thankfully finally (almost) done with the first semester, a period that has been my most difficult, stressful, and overwhelming in my high school chapter but arguably my most enriching and thought-provoking experience as of yet. Having been faced with looming deadlines, I was constantly...

When the Facts Don’t Agree With Your Opinions: Social Psychology and Sociobiology in Today’s World

When the Facts Don’t Agree With Your Opinions: Social Psychology and Sociobiology in Today's World

By Alexander Pralea, Editor-in-chief

December 25, 2019

In today’s digital era, social media makes it easier than ever to obtain a balanced news coverage, given that both liberal and conservative news sources are readily available at our fingertips. Nonetheless, the data illustrate that, rather than adopt more moderate opinions as a consequence of exposure...

We Need to Start Caring More about New Mothers

We Need to Start Caring More about New Mothers

By Alexander Pralea, Editor-in-chief

November 22, 2019

Earlier this year, a Google employee released a memo titled "I'm Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave and Here is Why," alleging that Google had been a hotbed of pregnancy discrimination [1]. Such internal criticism about motherhood bias in Silicon Valley is hardly new; it took until the complaint...

Opinion: Hong Kong Is Proof That We Need the 2nd Amendment Now More Than Ever

Protestors in Hong Kong carry signs proclaiming their desire for the protections of the 2nd Amendment

By Aidan Higgins, Assistant Editor

November 11, 2019

"A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution for the United States, perhaps the document's most controversial and frequently discussed article, guarantees the Am...

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