The student news site of East Mecklenburg High School

The Eagle

School Fees Obstacle to ‘free’ public education

Story by Cecilia Whalen, Staff Writer

December 12

Filed under Opinion

Over the summer, along with your schedule and bus number, you got in the mail a little pink slip of paper which listed all the class and classroom fees to be paid this school year. If you’re like me, you probably wondered why...

Reverse racism can’t exist in white-dominated society

Story by Zila Sanchez, Managing Editor

March 1

Filed under Opinion

Scenario: a white student calls a black student the n-word. He is racist, no argument necessary. But then the black student retaliates with “cracker,” and the white student cries “reverse racism!”  Is the black student...

Americans forget that we are all immigrants

Story by Cecilia Whalen, Staff Writer

March 1

Filed under Opinion

Around 1910, Julia Griffin came to the United States. Her homeland of Ireland, which was still suffering from the exploitative rule of the British, was a vastly impoverished nation, and for families like the Griffins, who were...

Tighter background checks can stop school shootings

Story by Anna Schecterson, Editorial Board

January 5

Filed under Opinion

Since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, 144 school shootings or gun related incidents on school property have occurred in the United States. As students, we worry that a local school could easily be next on...