Category Archives: Editorials

Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Household cleaners By Elle Storoe Most of us clean our house by using cleaning products. But do we know what is in those cleaning products? We like to assume that the cleaners we use for our home are safe, however most are not. Inhaling, ingesting, and touching some of these toxic chemicals can cause severe injury, and

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Microfibers By Elle Storoe While washing clothes keep us clean, it’s also very harmful to the environment. Microfibers are micro-plastics that clothing, towels, and other fabrics release every time it is washed. The microfibers are exceedingly small particles of synthetic fabric that come from fabric while the items are in the washing machine. These tiny fibers travel from

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Masks By Mia Currie When COVID-19 cases first began to rise in the United States, many individuals turned to buying disposable masks as a way to slow the spread of the virus. As estimated by the United Nations trade body, the global sales for mask production have exponentially increased $166 billion dollars in the past year. And

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Traveling and the environment By Elle Storoe People love to travel, whether it’s for work, for family, or for fun. Traveling, however, isn’t necessarily the most ideal hobby that is best for the environment. Traveling by airplane is the worst way to travel. In an article written by Andy Newman for the New York Times, “One seat on a

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Editorial: Senior Year Amid Pandemic

By Sarah Rosenberg When schools shut down last spring, no one could have anticipated the ramifications that the virus would have on the class of 2021. The now-graduated class of 2020 scolded the class of 2021 for being sad that they were missing their junior prom and all the privileges of being a rising senior because they would have “all

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Editorial: LS Honors Veterans

By Aiden Wacksman Although the coronavirus crisis has changed our lives in many ways, we can luckily find one special event that is unchanging: our celebration of Veteran’s Day, when we acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices veterans have made for our country.  Due to the coronavirus, many Americans took to social media to thank our veterans for their invaluable contributions.

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Column: Life on Earth

This week’s topic: Sea Ice and the Inuit Population By Mia Currie Sea ice is a vital component of the Arctic and Subarctic coastal environments. It is much more than just frozen water as it holds pockets of brine which provide the habitat with bacteria and algae. Due to the constant rising of water temperatures, brine tunnels form through the

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