Tiger Tales

Does modern American culture take depression seriously?

Mae Mastin, staff writer

February 11, 2015

When it comes to the topic of how depression is treated in our society, most of us will readily agree that depression is a serious issue today. Where this agreement ends, however, is on the question of whether or not depression...

The Right to Speak

Alice Kogo, staff writer

February 11, 2015

In the United States, freedom of speech is outlined in the constitution, as a “human right to voice one's opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment”. While some may agree with this statement, others may have...

Does Hip-Hop influence the actions of teens?

Estefania Unzueta and Andrea Paolone

February 3, 2015

Ever since the late 20th century the question, “Does hip-hop influence negative actions from teens” has been an ongoing controversy. Some of the explicit content in the lyrics have led people to believe rap is inappropriate for teens ...

Social media’s role in college admissions

Sydney Czyzon, Features Editor

January 28, 2015

Nowadays, social media plays a prominent role in the lives of teenagers. While approximately 95% of American teens have access to online activities, 81% of these adolescents use some kind of social media, according to a 2012 study...

The social media universe and it’s impact on cyberbullying

Emma Regal, Contributing Writer

December 8, 2014

The value in communicating with each other face to face is becoming lesser with every smartphone update. Job conferences are held via Skype, relationships are withheld through texts alone, and schoolwork is becoming completely d...

Influences in the Media…Could Glee be turning kids gay?

Serena Gregory, Contributing Writer

December 8, 2014

An innocuous show has invaded on Americas TV screens since 2009. Its name is "Glee" and it’s full of vibrant teens that are dealing with the gentle challenges of high school. These are hardworking and motivated kids. People...

Letter to the Editor: “Tigers are Under the Lights on Friday night”

November 24, 2014

To the editor: I am writing in regard to the article “Tigers are Under the Lights on Friday night,” published in the October edition of Tiger Tales. The article discussed the school’s excitement for Joliet West’s first Fr...

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