The Red & Black
April 2019 Issue

Go to bed! Lack of sleep is a public health crisis.


 

In the bustling technological age, getting enough sleep seems to be the least of many’s concerns. There are video games to play, television series to binge, worksheets to complete, and friends to text. Everything we wish to know or enjoy is accessible with one quick swipe of the finger. Although society has certainly become more advanced in this past century, this advancement has come with a heavy cost.

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Lightsaber Dueling Recognized As A Competitive Sport in France

Have you ever watched a Star Wars movie and felt awed by the “cool” lightsaber fights between the Jedis? Perhaps, in your childhood, you have swung an imaginary lightsaber with self-composed sound effects, secretly wishing that you could join the Force and help defeat the Dark Side. Well, 2019 proves that anything is possible with a fancy of the imagination. It turns out there are many fans wishing to make the Force a reality, and France has recently recognized them by officially naming Lightsaber Dueling a competitive sport.

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Swim Winchester Needs You


Recently, the Winchester High School swimming teams have been homeless. Without a home pool in WHS, swimmers are forced to commute to Medford in order to swim at the Medford High School pool. Because of this, there has been recent talk of building a pool for Winchester swimmers. We believe that having a pool in Winchester would not only help the Winchester High School swim teams, but will also greatly help the community.

 

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The Presidential Candidates (So Far)

I know it might seem early to already be talking about the next presidential election. After all, the election is still just shy of 600 days away! However, already there has been an influx of democratic candidates, making discussion about the primaries inevitable and important although the election is still far away. Last election, the Democratic National Convention limited the number of candidates and only let the top six candidates debate. Because of this, the successful candidates tended to be those who received a lot of money from corporate political action committees (PACs) and federal lobbyists. This time around, the DNC will allow up to 20 candidates with the criteria of either a minimum number of donors through grassroot fundraising, or poll numbers. Here is a rundown of the democratic candidates who have announced they are running so far.

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