The Charger

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...

Impeachment justified in midst of nationwide partisanship

Connor Wielgos, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2019

It was presumably a quiet night in New York on June 6, 2014, when then-businessman Donald Trump rhetorically tweeted “Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?” Back then, Trump was viewed as nothing mor...

Fashion choices impose responsibility for high school students

Yustyn Kokor, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

It's undeniable that fashion plays an important part in students' lives. It provides a way for students to express themselves and their ideals and provides individuals with a feeling of uniqueness.  “Fashion is a great outlet to express your...

Protests drive forward important social conversations

Allie Zyck, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

United States. Hong Kong. Bolivia. Peru. Spain. Chile. France. Lebanon. In all of these countries, and many more, protesters have taken to the streets this year to have their voices heard.  Around the world, protests serve as an imp...

Staff Ed- Increasing reliance on digital news sources exacerbates political divide

Charger Editorial Board

October 25, 2019

    For years in Chicago’s Schiller Park neighborhood, many residents believed that the water dispensed from a specific pump had rejuvenating qualities. Some were told for generations that the water could heal wounds and...

‘Cancel culture’ pairs toxicity with confronting the past

Connor Wielgos, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2019

The past has always been viewed as a realm of imperfection. It has been up to interpretation, but unable to be changed. As of recently, however, the tone surrounding actions of the past has changed. The 2010’s have been marked w...

Broadening music taste furthers personality development

Zoey Heinrich, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2019

It is no secret that music has an impact on our emotions. Have you ever found yourself smiling more than usual after listening to your feel-good playlist? Or perhaps listening to breakup ballads has made you feel less optimist...

Current legislation on vaping ignores key cultural and social dilemmas

Mark Anbinder, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2019

Amid all the controversy behind vaping, its marketing, its “legitimacy” as a healthier alternative to cigarettes and its supposed “child-friendly” characteristics are many complicated legislative procedures that have been imple...

Hands-on lessons allow students to imitate real-life concepts in classrooms

Emma Manukian, News Editor

October 25, 2019

With an increasing reliability on technology in current society, hands-on lessons in classrooms have diminished significantly. Technology in the classroom can create a distraction and therefore hinder learning. Hands-on learn...

Social media creates motivation rather than angst

Mark Anbinder, News Editor

March 1, 2019

As the gen z’ers become teenagers, a new generation of users is making their presence known online. This presence is creating negative consequences for the children currently using social media and their futures, both their p...

Self worth shouldn’t be determined by success and failure

Zoey Heinrich, In-Depth Editor

March 1, 2019

There is a lot to be said for striving for excellence. After all, almost all of the most successful leaders and self-made celebrities seem to swear by never settling for less than their best. While it’s almost universally agree...

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