Category: Voices

Toxicity in politics today

Ah, the wonderful world of politics- full of respectful banter, cordial transfers of power, and always a direct indicator of the desires of the people. A world where authority figures always act selflessly and...

Should teenagers be allowed to vote?

As 2020 is quickly coming to a close, we have not only had a crazy year, but additionally have seen an intense election season. This has made me question, should the voting age be...

The pandemic is worsening our mental health

Ever since Gov. Pritzker announced “quarantine” on March 20th, we have become familiar with the feeling of being trapped in our own homes. That was 7 months ago. Are you the same person you...

The benefits of in-person learning outweigh the risks

Recently, Conant students have been starting to come into school and following the guidelines of the hybrid scenario. However, while some were eager to get out of their homes, many students have opted to...

We must adapt to a new normal

  Tragedy sparks human adaptation. We are genetically wired to learn from our past mistakes, in order to increase our odds of survival. This is natural selection in action: those who adapt pave the...