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Physical education classes warrant inclusion in GPA

Mark Anbinder, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

BG has long offered various academic courses available for all interests. We offer a wide range of electives, from artistic to scientific, even culinary and courses in education.  However, we often overlook a required field ...

Rise in automation requires sensible action from government

Charger Editorial Board

March 13, 2020

In the United States, nothing dominates our view of the world around us than our personal anxieties. Often, our anxieties are misled by those who have something to gain from internal strife. Chief among them, politicians and the...

Competitive academic activities require emphasis on team cohesiveness

Zoey Heinrich, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

Anticipation fills the crowd as the football flies across the field. The star quarterback catches it single-handedly before sprinting into the end zone. The crowd erupts into cheer. This sort of image is common when considerin...

Space Force a byproduct of unprecedented political culture

Connor Wielgos, Opinion Editor

March 13, 2020

In crafting his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower deliberately wrote a speech to quell the age of excess that had been the 1950s. As the nation looked forward with optimism to the Kennedy presidency, the former D-Day ge...

Numeric results driven school system creates undue stress and pressure

Allie Zyck, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

Get eight hours of sleep. Eat healthy. Exercise for at least an hour a day. Get straight A’s. Spend time with friends. All of this is common advice given to high school students about how to be happy and successful during the...

Staff Ed- Law enforcement decryption a potential invasion of privacy

Charger Editorial Board

February 7, 2020

When a terrorist killed three people and injured eight others on a Pensacola, Fla. air base in December, Attorney General William Barr had a seemingly reasonable request for Apple: unlock the shooter’s iPhone. It’s a similar reques...

Academic-based honors create insufficient representations of students

Sriman Narayanan, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2020

“If you have received any honors related to your academic achievements beginning with the ninth grade or international equivalent, please indicate number of honors.”   Last fall, over a million students worldwide glanced over thi...

Increased awareness to women’s sports requires sensible coverage

Connor Wielgos, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2020

When former NBA commissioner David Stern died on New Year’s Day, most tributes to his legacy included a short mention of his work creating the WNBA. Stern had fought to expand the game to professional women’s athletes, and at the ...

Emphasis on four-year universities denounces other pathways

Zoey Heinrich, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2020

College: the primary indicator of achievement. The top qualification for a successful career. The stepping stone toward a stronger future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about two out of three recent high school...

False perception of cultural acceptance hinders culinary experimentation

Mark Anbinder, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2020

For centuries, the United States has been importing all sorts of cultures though countless waves of immigration since the founding of our country. Being a country of immigrants, it was only natural for our cuisine to reflect that...

Staff Ed – Lowering of voting age an unjustified solution to neglected issues

Charger Editor Board

December 13, 2019

The Vietnam War was slowly coming out of its worst period in 1971, when teenagers across the country began to demand the right to vote. After all, 18-year-olds were eligible to be drafted, but yet they couldn’t vote for their ...

Family pressures for academic success impacts students mental health

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

December 13, 2019

 With the growing competition of getting into the most selective schools, scholarships and many other opportunities, it is important for many students to maintain a good GPA, do well on their SAT/ACT and get involved in after schoo...

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