The Eagle Eye

Quarterly Exams: Friend or Foe?

Quarterly exams necessitate that students rise to the stressful occasion

Luisa Rinaudo, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2013

Quarterly exams have become the talk of the town here at South. Many students wonder whether or not these newly implemented exams will create more stress for the average teenager. Whereas teachers are frantically worrying about the amount of time they have in order to fulfill their teaching potential...

Fun-Filled Robbery

NFL player's house trashed

Elias Kotsis, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2013

Some sports fans are used to hearing the horror stories of former NFL athletes before and after their football playing careers, but here is a tale for the story books. A former NFL player recently had an unusual complaint: 300 teenagers trespassed, robbed, vandalized, and partied in his home while he...

Technology For Technology’s Sake

Courtesy of Google Images.

Michelle Jin, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2013

Is technology really an unexplored frontier for learning, filled with endless possibilities that offer us a fresh glimpse at the efficiency of the future education system? Or is it a deceptive glittery façade, in which we focus so much on attractive aesthetics that we fail to recognize technology brings...

It’s Not the Same When Money’s in the Game

Betting is morally wrong on such a large scale, it should be illegal.

Elias Kotsis, Managing Editor

March 5, 2013

Billions of dollars were recently bet on arguably the most thrilling sports event of the year: the Super Bowl. Perhaps due to its popularity, the criminality of gambling on sports is overlooked in our country. Why? Perhaps it is not as threatening or dangerous as other crimes. Maybe it happens so often...

Postal Service Plans

Postal Service Logo

Ian Warren, Staff Writer

February 12, 2013

In the past few years the Postal Service has been losing tremendous amounts of money. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is a longstanding service that has been provided by the government for more than 40 years. The USPS has lost $15.6 billion, and could be losing as much as $21 billion a year in...

Failing Grades

Why “No Child Left Behind” and the current state of the American schools are failing. Photo courtesy of Google Images

Spencer Mullen, Entertainment Editor

November 26, 2012

As American schools are continuously deteriorating, many prominent educators and politicians have gone out to protest the No Child Left Behind legislative bill enacted by Congress in 2001 as a failed initiative to regurgitate the failing American public school system.  Confidence in America’s public...

Re-evaluating the Four Year Term

Elias Kotsis, Managing Editor

November 21, 2012

Our country revolves around change. In fact, we thrive off of change. In our history, if we were faced with a detrimental situation, we would change it. The economic depression of the 1930's was saved when our country went into war overseas in Europe- that was a monstrous change, but it helped us. President...

Democracy in Crisis

The Capitol's capitol

Spencer Mullen, Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

       The 2012 presidential election is only a few weeks away. Democratic nominee and incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are neck and neck, and it seems that whoever wins will win by a small margin. However, enthusiasm for the presidential election in our country...

Forgoing the Present for the Future?

Editorial

October 25, 2012

The optometrist returns after an examination and breaks the news. “You are too farsighted,” he says “though you have no problem seeing distant objects, the things that are near appear blurred.” He proceeds to write a prescription for glasses that should correct your vision. Perhaps this prescription...

The Game’s Not Over Until it’s Over

coaches arguing

Ian Warren, Staff Writer

October 21, 2012

A football game only lasts 60 minutes, so why not play until the final whistle? Research shows that of those 60 minutes, the ball is actually in play for only 12 minutes and 8 seconds. Why not play those last 5 seconds if the game is within one’s possession?  This is exactly what Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

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