The Eagle Eye

25 hours of screen time a day

Katharine Lee, Feature Editor

September 18, 2020

Though it’s hard to imagine life devoid of late-night Netflix binging, Instagram, or kids filming Tiktoks down the street, parents weren’t lying in saying, “Back in my day, phones didn’t even exist!” As much as it may pain us to admit, teens were better off before phones.

No concerned trolling here

Evelyn Driscoll, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2020

Although trolls use health concerns to defend their actions, these comments are a dangerous form of fatphobia. By suggesting that someone's weight determines their health, these comments enforce the false stereotype that only skinny people are healthy.

Why we need to stop hoarding

Why we need to stop hoarding

Grace Caspino, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

We've all walked into super markets and seen the empty aisles. The once full shelves are now completely picked over from hoarders coming in to over stock on supplies. Items such as canned food, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, face masks and so much more, are now completely wiped. Hoarding is an irresponsible...

Pros and cons of online learning

Pros and cons of online learning

Julia Furtado, A&E Editor

May 8, 2020

At one point or another, every student wishes that they could forget about school and live in a never-ending summer break. With online learning, it's easier to feel like you're on a vacation rather than in school. Instead of waking up before the sun rises to get to school on time, you can make you...

Benefits of jobs for students

Hadley McCusker, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Being a high school student is stressful enough on its own. Tests on top of sports on top of homework can be a lot to handle and adding a part time job on top of that can be stressful, but also extremely beneficial.   Having a part time job during high school not only provides a cash flow but can also be interesting to ...

Protests gone too far

Emily Freeborn, Opinion Editor

May 5, 2020

There is no doubt that an American's ability to protests is one of the most patriotic activities we can engage in. After all, our nation began with protests to protect our liberties. However, screaming at nurses and police officers while bearing deadly weapons more closely resembles the actions of terrorists...

Too much family time?

Domi Drust, Managing Web Editor

May 5, 2020

The stay-at-home order has forced millions of families to be confined in their homes. Though this has been looked upon as a positive experience in order to get families to bond, there is also the impression that this can cause a divide in relationships. This especially effects students who have extr...

Female writers in English curriculum

Emily Freeborn, Opinion Editor

May 5, 2020

Fourteen women have won the Nobel Prize for literature. Over the past fifty years, the female writers community has experienced such growth that they now finally make up about fifty percent of all best selling authors each year. Yet, when chosen for our English curriculum, it always feels like the inclusion...

Tech use during pandemic

McKenna Andrew, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

It is very easy to reach over and grab your phone and begin scrolling through apps like Tik Tok or Instagram for hours. Open up a laptop and next thing you know Netflix is asking if you are still watching. With screen times soaring, many ask themselves if it is justified or not. An increase in time spent on electronics is reasonable. Th...

The reality of remote learning

Alex Vallone, Feature Editor

April 15, 2020

Transitioning to online school hasn’t been an easy task for students and teachers alike. While teachers scramble to put together lesson plans to allow students to learn from home, students cope with the stress that online school brings. Although online school is the safest alternative given the curren...

Weinstein’s conviction fuels our fire

Evelyn Driscoll, News Editor

April 15, 2020

Miriam Haley, Jessica Mann and Rose McGowen. You might recognize these women's stories better with the mention of the name Harvey Weinstein. These are just a couple women who've presented sexual abuse allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein (New York Times). Recently, Judge James Burke...

Paw-fect quarantine

Evelyn Driscoll, News Editor

April 15, 2020

There's one thing that can instantly brighten your tiring and long day: your dog. Your dog is always there waiting for you when you come home from school and extracurricular activities. Quarantine, a constricting and difficult time for us, is actually your dog's ideal situation because they get extra...

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