Dazed and Confused

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and is two part piece on LSD and Xanax, co-written by Sam Keefe and Noah Boucher ———————————————————————————————————————————–—— LSD According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, 4.5 million users aged 18 to 25 claimed they have used LSD at least once in theirContinue reading “Dazed and Confused”

Road to the White House

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News – all Republican candidates were analyzed by Ciaran Molloy, while all Democratic candidates were synthesized by Eli Pittman ———————————————————————————————————————————–——————————– Illustration by Noah Boucher   Hillary Clinton The clear democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton is currently leading Bernie Sanders 58% to 30%, according toContinue reading “Road to the White House”

ACT and SAT Change

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by John Godfrey ———————————————————————————————————————————–– Recently, the ACT and SAT have both undergone significant changes. Material and preparation have been respectively updated in continued accordance with the goals of a constantly modernizing national curricula. The ACT has made several changesContinue reading “ACT and SAT Change”

Pope Francis Calls Year of Mercy

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– During a penitential service on March 12, 2015, Pope Francis announced that from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, the Catholic Church would embrace an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In biblical history, Jubilee years were used to free prisonersContinue reading “Pope Francis Calls Year of Mercy”

Teacher Writes Second Full-Length Novel

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Ever since he was seven, English teacher Mr. David Spitz has known that he wanted to write. When assigned a small writing assignment in the second grade, he would go above and beyond the requirements and while doing so, he foundContinue reading “Teacher Writes Second Full-Length Novel”

Roudebush & Niemuth Defend the Second Amendment

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by Forrest Roudebush and Jack Niemuth ———————————————————————————————————————————–—————– In wake of the recent 353 mass shootings this year, the American public is again debating the best way to curb gun violence. Many are calling for increased gun control, saying restrictionsContinue reading “Roudebush & Niemuth Defend the Second Amendment”

Pittman Explains the Need for Gun Control

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– As this piece is being written, we are currently on day 341 of 365 for the year of 2015. This year, we have had 311 mass shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive—if we define a mass shooting as an incidentContinue reading “Pittman Explains the Need for Gun Control”

Starbucks Mugged with Christmas Cup Controversy

  This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Recently, the Starbucks Corporation has been brewing up a latte of controversy regarding their minimalist cup design for the holiday season. The cup, which in the past has included “Christmas” like images such as snowflakes, ornaments, holly and snowmen, hasContinue reading “Starbucks Mugged with Christmas Cup Controversy”

Oh, Snap : The Illusion of Fame

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Everyone gets their own 10 seconds of fame. You can press and hold to see their life, their story. I am referring to the stupid sensation known as Snapchat Stories. Snap Stories started out as pictures of holidays and vacations. AroundContinue reading “Oh, Snap : The Illusion of Fame”

Paris Attacks Raise Huge National Questions

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– When I think of Friday the 13th, the first thing that pops into my head is black cats and a man with a hockey mask wielding a chainsaw. However, on Friday, November 13th, the world was exposed to a much worseContinue reading “Paris Attacks Raise Huge National Questions”