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May 24, 2018


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The Bengal Beat has, over the course of the last school year, interviewed 188 different students in the school. This represents 43.7% of the school. What ways could we look to improve our representation of the student body in our publication?

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May 17, 2018


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A recent opinion piece by reporter Valentina Idarraga claims that class rank does not equate to intelligence; rather, the rank reflects hard work done by the student. Does school performance, then, test your intelligence or your ability to work? ...

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May 10, 2018


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According to Pew Research Center, more Americans want to limit exorbitant spending on political campaigns claiming that the lobby groups have a greater influence than the voters in politics. Should there be legislation written in order to address this?...

Question of the Week

May 3, 2018


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Paris Syndrome is an extreme form of culture shock — most commonly experienced by Japanese tourists when visiting the famous City of Lights does not live up to their expectations. Is the issue caused by an unattainable level of expectation by visitors or a misrepresentation in popular media that P...

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April 26, 2018


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The Google Effect, also known as digital amnesia, is a cognitive phenomenon that results when information is readily available online; researchers have noted people are less likely to remember the information they have searched for online. In regard to this phenomenon, do you think the Internet is m...

Question of the Week

April 19, 2018


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Misinformation is rampant on the internet, but according to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center, more U.S. adults would prefer that the freedom of information be protected rather than the government taking steps to limit misinformation. Why do you think this freedom should be protected even if it would mean misinformation is easily sp...

Question of the Week

April 12, 2018


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During a ten hour congressional testimony, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered defense of the company’s privacy policies regarding the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. Some believe that this discussion may provide momentum to push for legislation that would limit how Facebook and other media can use the data of their users. Should legi...

Question of the Week

March 29, 2018


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Throughout history, social change has been achieved through reforms which are demanded by the people. Some major movements from U.S. history are the Progressive Era, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, and the Civil Rights Movement. Is America in the midst of a social movement right now and if so, w...

Question of the Week

March 22, 2018


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A seventy year old man named Aleksander Doba recently completed his third solo voyage by kayak across the Atlantic. He describes the trip as a kataroga, the Polish word for forced labor. Doba details many hardships while kayaking. Where does his inspiration come from?...

Question of the Week

March 15, 2018


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On March 13, President Donald Trump informed the world that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would be replaced by current Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. According to the undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, Tillerson was “unaware of the reason” for his firing. For what possible reason mi...

Question of the Week

March 8, 2018


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An article written by reporter Katelyn Kargol on the recent Snapchat update suggests that the reason that people dislike the update is a human reaction to change. If this is true, why do you think people resent change so much?...

Question of the Week

March 1, 2018


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On March 3rd, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Russia has nuclear weapons that could outperform any defense system that the U.S. has. This claim has little ground that has been reported other than simulations and short videos. Is this a bold claim made by Russia to instill fear or is it a real concern?...

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