The Cougar Claw

Fist pumping: A cultural epic fail

William Lipari, Senior Editor

March 9, 2011

Jersey Shore seems to be a shining star in terms of viewership among a sea of reality shows that have been flooding the networks as of late, becoming the highest rated show since MTV’s inception. As with most televised fads,...

Exemption policy change unpopular

Jeff Lutz

December 8, 2010

The talk of the school right now is the policy to exempt yourself from spring final exams.    The exemption policy in the past limited you to five absences the first semester and four the second. The old policy also did not...

Intent of founding fathers misunderstood

William Lipari

November 15, 2010

With so many hot-button issues floating around the political spectrum, various arguments have come up regarding the intentions of our founding fathers and how they meant us to interpret the Constitution. Unfortunately, there are...

Recent suicides bring attention to national bullying problem

Alexis Aguren

November 15, 2010

Growing up in America, we are constantly buffeted by idealistic, and at times outrageous representations of life as a teenager. From Hollywood to the ever-present influence of television and the internet, there is absolutely no esca...

Letters to the Editors

November 15, 2010

Scooters in hallways big inconvenience   Dear Editor, Since the first few weeks of school have passed, I have seen people riding scooters in the hallways. Three times I have been hit by these death machines. Sooner or later, someone is going...

Faded Memories

Melanie Madden

November 15, 2010

It’s raining. Not too hard—just drizzling enough for the use of the windshield wipers on Mom’s Camry. We pull up to the vaguely familiar place that is always called her assisted living facility. But I know better. It was just...

Dress Code: A Matter of Rights

Alexis Aguren, Jeffrey Lutz

November 15, 2010

Adults will never understand teenagers. Teenagers will think they know more than adults. These are absolute truths one cannot deny. Any school or organization in which there are people of different generations working in the...

Nation Too Sensitive of Crude Humor

Kate Phillips

November 15, 2010

Today, it seems like society can’t decide whether or not to be offended at everything or at nothing at all. Sometimes our culture would lead one to believe that nothing upsets people. If you turn on the television or list...

Nation too sensitive of crude humor

Kate Phillips

November 15, 2010

Today, it seems like society can’t decide whether or not to be offended at everything or nothing at all. Sometimes our culture would lead one to believe that nothing upsets people. If you turn on the television or listen...

Smile, your life sucks

Melanie Madden, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2010

There I am — standing on the side of I-10 all dressed up and ready for Reggae Fest. Too many thoughts running through my head.     Why me? Why today?     Is this really happening? Please be a dream.     What is my mom go...

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