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Teenage Pregnancy in the Media Editorials 

Teenage Pregnancy in the Media

In 2018, shows like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom are watched by millions of people everyday. Many of those viewers are teenagers. Teenagers are arguably the most impressionable generation; so, what they see on TV and the internet plays a huge role in their actions. The question is, do TV shows like 16 and Pregnant promote or discourage teenage pregnancy? Well, one study of Nielsen television ratings and birth records suggests that ‘16 and Pregnant’ and its spinoffs may have prevented more than 20,000 births to teenage mothers in…

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The Greatest Showman Movies Music Opinion 

The Greatest Showman

“The noblest art is that of making others happy” (P.T. Barnum). The Greatest Showman was released on December 8, 2017. The film stars Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, Zac Efron as Philip Carlisle, Zendaya as Anne Wheeler. The film begins with a young P.T. Barnum daydreaming about performing in a circus before he’s brought back to reality. He is the son of a tailor and, while on a job one day, he meets a young girl named Charity who he makes laugh. However, the father of the young girl looks…

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Letter To The Editor Opinion 

Letter To The Editor

Dear The Northern Lite, Boy do I have a grievance for you! My neighbor, Doris, has been out of town for the past few days and her grandson, Tony, is watering her plants for her. Every night this week, that boy has been playing loud rap music! It’s so loud I can’t hear my programs. I’ve called the police twice and they’ve done nothing! I don’t know what I’m going to do, but when Doris returns you can bet I’ll be having a word with her! Yours truly, Martha G….

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Who Deserves Basic Human Rights? Editorials Focus Politics 

Who Deserves Basic Human Rights?

In the U.S., there has been a lot of debate over who deserves rights. In the 1800’s, African Americans were told that they were property and were forced to work for nothing, while also being beaten and murdered by their “owners”. Eventually, the government stepped up and told Americans that they are people with rights. However, many still felt that African Americans were nothing but blemishes in this country. They were hung, tortured, and persecuted simply over the color of their skin. Even though African Americans were joining the workforce…

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One Small Step For Iceland, One Giant Leap For Gender Equality News Opinion 

One Small Step For Iceland, One Giant Leap For Gender Equality

Women are paid less than men in every country in the world. Now, Iceland is doing something to change that. On January 1, 2018, Iceland passed a new law that requires employers in the Nordic country to have have proof that they pay men and women in the same jobs equally. If they fail to do so, they risk being fined. While discrimination based on gender is illegal in most countries, there is little to no enforcement of these policies. Iceland is the first country to take the fight against…

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The Silence Breakers Features News Rants and Raves Special Events 

The Silence Breakers

“I speak not for myself, but for those without voice…those who have fought for their rights…their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated” (Malala Yousafzai). For decades, men and women across the globe have been needlessly silent on the topic of sexual assault and harassment. That is until recently; a hashtag has gone viral on twitter causing many to finally speak up about their stories of sexual assault and harassment. The #metoo movement began…

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Pitiful Pocahontas Puns Features News Opinion Politics 

Pitiful Pocahontas Puns

When you think of the President of the United States, what do you think of? Most people think of a highly respected leader, someone that spreads the message of equality and peace. Sadly, our current president is nothing like what our president should be. One example of this occurred on November 27, 2017. President Trump met with Navajo veterans to honor them for what they did in the second World War. During his speech, President Trump made a racial slur towards senator Elizabeth Warren. Trump told reporters, “”I just want…

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What is a Hero? Editorials Features 

What is a Hero?

“A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares,”(Debi Mazar). When someone hears the word ‘hero’, they often think of a cape- clad superhero soaring through the skies, but there are real life heroes all around us. William Kyle Carpenter was just 21 years old when he made an incredible decision. In 2010, Carpenter was a member of the Marines…

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The Dirty Truth of Men Opinion 

The Dirty Truth of Men

“Are there any ‘real men’ left in the world?” asks a large majority of females nowadays. The way men react today is depriving the women of happiness and confidence. The typical man today is looked at, and immediately, disappointment is found. What is happening? Where is the integrity, courtesy, and manners? This all started to happen when swiping right on Tinder took over courtship, and our women started to falsely believe they’ll end up alone if they don’t accept mediocrity. Don’t get me wrong, there are good guys out there,…

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Who Else Wants to Enjoy Lunch? Editorials Features Food Opinion 

Who Else Wants to Enjoy Lunch?

Northern Bedford has always prided itself on being both a great school academically and athletically, but Northern Bedford has a pretty big flaw forming…its lunches. This is the second school year that Northern Bedford has only had one lunch line, and it has become very problematic. Many students don’t have enough time to eat their lunches depending on when they are dismissed by the teachers on duty. One lunch line is simply not enough to supplement such a large group of students. Another issue with the singular lunch line is…

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