Practicing Halloween Religions

by Rebecca Mejia: Halloween and religion have strong ties together based one who celebrates Halloween and who doesn’t. Some people see it as a day to go out and celebrate or a day to lock their doors and stay away from “bad spirits”. Many religions vary on how they see Halloween and what their beliefs are. Wicca is a religion that strongly celebrates Halloween. A fellow Kennedy student who practices these beliefs finds the assumption…

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Increasing Vandalism

by Elizabeth Vazquez: Crime, vandalism and reckless behavior are always a problem around communities, but does the season of Halloween give perpetrators a bigger motive for their actions? While everyone is trick-or-treating and having festive gatherings during Halloween, troublemakers find opportunities to be disruptive. CrimeinAmerica.net wrote an article on Halloween crime research, stating, “Halloween and drinking go hand-in-hand…” The website did a questionnaire amongst college students. “For college students, dressing in costumes on Halloween is…

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Pop That Culture: Halloween Edition

by Sheena Tadifa: The spooky holiday is coming up, and it’s only a matter of time before you get the opportunity to watch horror film to get yourself in the Halloween mood. And, of course, throughout the film, you’re bound to run into a serial killer, the thrilling reason to watch a horror film. Red and green striped sweater, dark brown fedora and bladed glove… sound familiar? If you thought Freddy Krueger, you’re right. Most…

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Passing Hard Classes

by Gabriella Orellana: Have you ever wondered why some of your teachers are such strict graders? Teachers have certain philosophies behind their grading techniques and teaching methods. Students view some teachers as easy graders and others as the hardest graders ever known to man. Are teachers just being mean when it comes to grading, or will their philosophy help you reach success? According to junior Brian Cardozo, Mr. Thomason, the U.S. History and A.P economics/government…

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Con: Distributing Contraceptives Sends Wrong Message

by Cassidy Knittle: Giving free contraceptives out to Kennedy students without requiring a parent consent, as currently done by our school’s clinic, is making our peers think it’s an ‘okay-go’ to have sexual intercourse at our age. Our clinic gives out a variety of contraceptives, such as a nuvaring pill, deprovera shot, prescription patch, and condoms. A student here at Kennedy could get his or her choice of these contraceptives without having parent consent. A…

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