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Studying Tips for Finals

Aleah Matthews-Runner | Dec 4 2013 | in Opinion & Politics

What Does Fairview Think? is a broadcast series run by the Opinion section of the Royal Banner, designed to expresses student opinions. If you hav...

An Angry Feminist's Take on No-Shave November

Rachel Grushan | Nov 19 2013 | in Opinion & Politics

No Shave November is treated very lightly in this school as a competition among male students and teachers. Facial hair on a a guy has never been ...

Slave Trade Chocolate: Enough is Enough

Aleah Matthews-Runner | Nov 12 2013 | in Opinion & Politics

The chocolate industry is a large contributor to child slavery. Many chocolate companies import chocolate from the Ivory Coast and West Africa. Sl...

Cell Phone Addictions are Getting Out of Hand

Aleah Matthews-Runner | Nov 4 2013 | in Opinion & Politics

Cell phones addictions have become more prevalent as the number of students with cell phones, particularly smart phones, has increased. While phon...

The Stigma of Swearing in School

Rachel Grushan | Nov 1 2013 | in Opinion & Politics

At some point in our early childhood, we all made the mistake of using a “bad word.” Although it was harmless at the time, our parents simply gav...

You've Been Caged; Why Is It Being Punished?

Aleah Matthews-Runner | Oct 21 2013 | in Opinion & Politics

On September 27th 2013, Fairview High School got Caged. The Caging event identified the question, "When do pranks become inappropriate?"...

Obamacare: Reality or Rumors?

Varun Narayanswamy | Oct 18 2013 | in Opinion & Politics

Obamacare is health care plan introduced by President Barack Obama in 2010. The point of Obamacare is to balance out healthcare prices and governm...

Dove Beauty Advertisement; A Refreshing Change

Aleah Matthews-Runner | Oct 8 2013 | in Opinion & Politics

In a time where society tells women of all ages that beauty is based on what size you wear, Dove fought back with their latest advertisement. Dove...

A Guide to College Visits

Raine Kennedy | Apr 2 2013 | in Opinion & Politics

It is spring of junior year, and we are all starting to think about colleges. This spring break, I visited some on my list. First of all, college ...