Saturday, April 19, 2014
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EDIT: Rehabilitation not incarceration

After going on a stabbing rampage at his high school last week in Pennsylvania, officials deemed 16-year-old Alex Hribal’s actions so heinous that prosecutors argue the current juvenile justice system will not allow for a severe enough punishment. Attorney Steve Colafella said that the older the juvenile, the easier it is for prosecutors to argue […]


A German couple wanted to name their newborn “Wikileaks” to honor the whistleblowing website. However, authorities refused the application because they said it would “endanger the child’s welfare.” We here at the ol’ Free Press wanted to know what people from each school would want to name their child.    SHA: Paris COM: # CFA: […]

EDIT: To Teach for America or not to Teach for America

Since 2006, Hawaii has relied on Teach for America to fill approximately 9 percent of job openings on its islands each year. From 2012 to 2013 this organization has received $870,000 in state funding and, according to state education department spokesman Alex Da Silva, it has been a “valuable component” of the state’s education system. […]

EDIT: Reality TV does not glamorize teen pregnancy or parenting

he best way to glamorize a lifestyle is give it airtime on television. Watching people drink and flirt on reality TV romanticizes a partying lifestyle, making mistakes like blacking out humorous. This logic falls short for MTV shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom,” according to a United States Centers for Disease Control and […]

EDIT: Spare the Spanish program

State officials are looking to scrap a dual language program that emphasizes making students fluent in both Spanish and English at Dever Elementary School in Dorchester, one of the most diverse towns in the Boston area. According to a state report from this year about the Dever School, the overemphasis on Spanish has played a […]