The Current

Class rankings to disappear next year

Paris Rogers, Staff Writer

September 3, 2018

Last spring The Virginian-Pilot released an article stating that Virginia Beach Public Schools will end a tradition of a lifetime: Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and class rankings. Some students are for it, while others are ag...

Society’s participation trophies contribute to laziness

Harley Middleton, Commentary Editor

June 17, 2018

Today’s society has become extremely sensitive, weak, and lazy. The roots of this go back to their childhood days when they received awards for just showing up. Millennials believe they don’t have to put in hard work to become...

Social media privacy is an issue, keep life more private

Philip Stiles, Staff Writer

June 17, 2018

Social Media is a tool, plain and simple. It’s a means of communication between people, and a way of getting our voices out into the world. But how much of ourselves are we making available to the public? Our generation spen...

Depression can be overlooked in schools

Josh Garcia, Staff Writer

June 16, 2018

More than three million people in the United States are reported having clinical depression every year. Despite this daunting number, schools still show lack of care towards the epidemic. Schools need to spread more awareness s...

Sea turtles prove valuable, save them

Jordan Latter, Staff Writer

June 14, 2018

Imagine a world where the ocean is toxic, where all the sea grass has died and brought marine life down with it. Animals along the almost non-existent beaches are starving. This is a world without the indispensable sea turtles s...

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