Why Net Neutrality Matters

We live in a digital age in which almost every facet of life is influenced in some way by the existence of screens and programming. Perhaps the most important form of this digital world is the internet. And who are responsible for this widespread use of the internet? That would be internet service providers such as Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. They are the businesses which give individuals access to the entirety of the internet. However, though such providers are private businesses, there are copious government regulations which prevent them from intruding on an equal internet for all, meaning equal access and connectivity. Such regulations are all implemented to assist with th

December 14: An Important Day for Net

You turn on your computer. As you wait for it to start up, you decide to use your phone to check Snapchat. Such a simple task that we think nothing of this. However, what would happen if your phone told you could not go on Snapchat because your internet plan did not allow it? Or what if your laptop would not allow you to log into your email account? You would panic, right? Net neutrality simply protects our rights to communicate freely on the internet. This prevents internet service providers from limiting our access as well as partnering with other companies to push specific advertisements upon us while we browse the web. It also prevents these companies from controlling which websit

Faculty Fast Talk: Mr. Conor McCloskey

Do you have any siblings? Three, two sisters and one brother What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Cookies and Cream Favorite holiday movie? The Grinch, not the Jim Carrey one What is your drink of choice in the morning? Coffee Last movie you saw at the theater? IT Middle name? Joseph Oreo: cookie or cream? Cookie Does pineapple belong on pizza? No What is your favorite place in the whole world? Acadia National Park Do you believe that aliens exist? Yes Do you own slippers? No Do you sleep with socks on? Absolutely not Do you sleep with the door open or closed? What kind of person sleeps with the door open? If you could change your name to anything, what would you choose? Tikki Tikki Te

Can Music Negatively Impact Our Lives?

The phrase “sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll” was once used to establish the style of music as an unpleasant part of society and culture. The phrase has been virtually vacated from modern speech, while “rock n’ roll” has grown into the new “golden oldies” while our parents, the original rock n’rollers have become the new critics of youth culture. However, can music be a negative influence on the lives of listeners? Is it a gateway to crime and obscenity which corrupts the minds of the youth? Popular music is flooded with songs about sex, drugs, blowing off your responsibilities, and violence. Modern music is emotional, talking about subjects of rage, sorrow, and love. What do these

High School Isn't Like the Movies

"High School Musical" gives false expectations of what high school is like. Photo courtesy of the Disney Channel. Movies, especially the ones viewed during adolescence, can have a major impact on a person’s life. They can influence a person’s aspirations, expectations, and even their perceptions of the world around them. Young children often have not garnered enough life experience for them to make appropriate hypotheses about life on their own. As a result, they look to movies to conjure up their views on life. One of the most significant changes that a young person undergoes in their lifetime is the transition from middle school to high school. Students trade in the comforts of unifo

Pawtucket Red Sox are Going Places

The Pawtucket Red Sox just finished their 75th year at McCoy stadium, but their days at that ballpark could be their last. McCoy Stadium has housed so many memories of the Pawsox, from the longest game in baseball history (33 innings between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox in 1986), to winning two governor cups in 2012 and 2014. Going to McCoy is also a family tradition for many families. The seats are cheap, and the prices of merchandise and concessions being so reasonable keep families of all classes coming back to enjoy a Pawsox game. The Pawsox staying in Pawtucket would keep these traditions, as the Apex in Pawtucket is the ideal relocation spot for the tea

Quadree Smith Teaches by Example: Hard Work Pays Off

Almost every high school basketball player dreams of playing division one collegiate basketball. For some, this dream may come true, for others they may play at a lower level or their career may fall short and end after their senior year of high school. If a player is righteous enough to play at the top collegiate level, they must then commit hours upon hours working at their game, and continue to improve. They must also be able to mix academics into their already busy-schedule in order to stay eligible to play in the next game. Quadree Smith was one of those players. Smith played his freshman season at Providence College, played 19 games, and was able to score 33 points and grab

Cheers and Fears: The Joy and Challenge of Lion's Cheerleading

Frozen, mind churning with cheer counts and anticipation of the next move. Everyone in sync, moving together as one whole body of individuals. Pom-poms glittering underneath the field lights ; heart-beats pounding, filling up the girl’s ears. Music vibrating the field and increasing in speed as the beat picks up for the stunts and moves taking place on top of the Lincoln Lions fierce and brooding head during the cheer squad’s halftime show. Coach Carrie Lyne is the brains behind the cheer squads on-field magic. She chooses the songs, produces the cheers, and coaches the girls to perfection. “I love her, she’s so nice!” Angelina Bairos expressed with a smile. “She’s the best co

The Life of a Quarterback

Playing quarterback is the toughest position, at any level, on any football team or program. A quarterback must be focused, be able to problem solve, and make quick decisions in the fraction of a second that can determine the game. Off the field, they must be leaders, they must be the rock that holds the team together, they must be the most influential and important player on the team. Steve Grogan, former New England Patriots quarterback from 1975-1990, believes to be a successful quarterback, you must be smart, play a leadership role, and be able to throw the ball. The quarterback position has changed dramatically since Grogan played. Grogan was a very run-oriented quarterba

Should Yawkey Way be Renamed?

On September 13, the Boston Red Sox lost to the Oakland Athletics 7 to 3. But that wasn’t the main story involving the Red Sox that night. During the fourth inning of the game, four fans sitting in the Green Monster unfurled a sign that they hung over Fenway’s famous left field wall. What did the sign say? “RACISM IS AS AMERICAN AS BASEBALL.” Quite a powerful statement to make. Originally, the statement was thought to be made by ANTIFA’s local Boston chapter. However, it was later revealed that the Twitter account that claimed responsibility for the sign was actually fake. The fake Twitter account later tweeted out: “Now, a question to you: Baseball is racist. Do you supp

How Early is Too Early to Celebrate the Holidays?

As I was rushing past the center on the second week of November, desperately trying to get to AP Calc on time, I noticed something; there was a Christmas tree standing behind the glass. I paused a minute to admire the twinkling colorful lights, briefly forgetting I had somewhere to be, and then continued on my way. As the week continued, I passed by the center often. Each time my eyes never failed to land on the tree, captivated by the sparkling lights and shiny ornaments it wore. This was not all I noticed, however. With each passing by, my ears were constantly affronted by the voices of various students moaning and griping about the tree, complaining, “It’s only November,” and asking, “Wh

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. As a child, I was constantly being advised to remember this simple yet catchy saying. Whether it were my parents, a teacher, or some other authority figure, they all attempted to implant this message into my brain, the message being that verbal attacks packed less of a punch than physical ones. I remember repeating this saying over and over to myself in my head whenever one of the other kids teased me on the playground or when my older sister would torment me in some sort of cruel assertion of her seniority. It became a type of mantra for my younger self, my most relied on defense when it came to bullies and their verbal ven

Word of the Year: Complicit

The average person speaks about 7.3 million words per year, which comes down to approximately 20,000 words per day. Here we are, at the end of the year, most of us nearing that 7.3 million mark. And boy have we had a lot to say. The word on the tip of everyone’s tongue this year? On November 27, Dictionary.com announced that the 2017 Word of the Year is dun dun dun dunnn… “complicit”. Gee, I wonder how they came up with that one. According to the website, complicit is defined as “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others.” This little adjective produced spikes in the number of times it has been looked up on the site within the past year. Even I remembe

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