Thursday, April 17, 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 […]

RUTH: King Keurig

Every day, I stroll into my room around 6:30 p.m. after a thrilling day of work and classes. I sit down at my desk with my Spongebob mug, scavenge through my covert box of assorted K-cups and mentally prepare myself for the scrumptious delight that my Keurig produces. Maybe I’m biased because I adore everything with a […]

MAHDI: On safety

As human beings, we like to gravitate toward situations that make us feel safe. We lock our front doors when we come in and out of our homes. We keep sensitive documents safely stored away. We insist that our friends text us to say they’ve reached home safely on the weekends. And yet, when it […]


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. […]