Is Senioritis a Real Issue?
By: Jenna Kresser/Entertainment Editor
Senioritis, as Urban Dictionary defines, is “a crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only cure is a phenomenon known as graduation.” All of the above are true as my last year of high school has been summarized by that definition. During your four years at high school, you definitely will meet some people and take some classes that make you miserable and it becomes draining. By the end of your high school career you are just so ready to move on from all of the annoying drama that school carries and you cannot wait to get to college. I’m not going to lie when I say almost everyone in high school is judgemental and immature and I think most people can agree (even you, teachers.) But in college, everyone is an adult and keeps things in their life professional. You won’t hear about drama and non stop complaints and “teen angst” almost everyday. With all this being said, I believe I am not the only senior who is anxiously counting down the days until graduation. I think of it as being in prison for four years and you are finally released, I think all high school seniors and inmates can relate on that level.
All of us seniors go through this, skipping class, not finishing homework and the stress of finishing college applications. There have been many nights where curling up in a ball while eating ice cream and watching The Office while simultaneously crying, that is pretty much all our bodies know how to do these days. Naps get longer and grades get lower while anxiety gets higher and attention spans get smaller. Our parents don’t want us to grow up and become adults (this is especially true if you are the baby of the family like myself) and they will most likely shed tears at graduation. But, so will I because I’m ready for new adventures. So to conclude my thoughts, every high school senior deals with senioritis and even interprets this in their own ways. Also if you ever hear an underclassmen say they have senioritis, roast them.
I also highly encourage all seniors to read this article written by the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kat-cohen/truth-about-senioritis_b_9040680.html
Published on 4/13/17
THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT
By:Parker Stringer/Opinion Editor
Donald Trump as a president has generated more controversies in his first three months then Obama created in his first term as president. The man is a disgrace to the American people and now he has put himself in a bigger hole. The American Healthcare act or what our senior editor Jenna calls “the Target brand of Obamacare” I think you know when someone compares healthcare to a store brand it’s not going to be that good and it’s not. The AHCA or “Trumpcare” is a republican alternative to Obamacare. Donald trump in various interviews that his healthcare plan will help insure most Americans and in one interview even saying “This is an unrepublican thing for me to say...everyone is going to be covered,” in CBS interview. His plan is the complete opposite.
Now onto the actual health care plan. The Republican healthcare replacement for Obamacare is an almost complete makeover of Obamacare and is basically a mess. One of its biggest mistakes is that the elderly will receive a 750% pay increase in premiums thanks to this plan. According to Vox.com “Under Obamacare, he (a senior citizen) would also pay $1,700 in premiums for insurance. But under the Republican bill, he would pay $14,600 per year — more than half his annual income.” If an elderly person over the age of 65 needs to pay more than half of his income to the government even though he is retired and has paid his taxes, and benefited society that is just plain wrong.
Another problem in the bill is how expensive it would be for the poor. The Chicago Tribune said, “Trumpcare would repeal most tax increases and curtail subsidies. The CBO estimates that in 2026, 52 million Americans will be uninsured.” In a nutshell, Trump would decrease taxes to healthcare and limit a subsidized coverage. This is a discount on healthcare for people below a certain income. If this bill passed with that, it would be useless to have healthcare because the poor and sick people would not be able to afford to get the help that they need. Not to mention our own representative Jason Chaffetz said, “Maybe instead of getting that new iPhone you should get health insurance.” Health insurance nowadays is around $1,600 a new iPhone 7 cost around $600-700 so his claim is pretty much useless.
The Republican Healthcare replacement is not what I want, what the people want, and what even most republicans want. Donald Trump and his party have to be realistic in their health care overhaul before there are serious consequences.
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