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MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IS LONG OVERDUE

June 5, 2020

      On April 12, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam decriminalized simple possession of cannabis, permittin...

Black transwoman and activist Marsha P. Johnson.

FACADE OF INCLUSION: RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN GAY COMMUNITY

June 5, 2020

      “When I think of Marsha P Johnson, I think of someone who are kids today, who are gay, know ...

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THE IRONIST | LOCKDOWN IS LUDICROUS

June 5, 2020

Welcome to The Watchdog’s kick-off to a new opinion column. “The Ironist” will present an argumen...

Protesters marched in outrage over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12 year old black boy, who was shot dead while playing with a toy gun. Photo Courtesy of CNN

RACIAL INJUSTICE: THE BLACK STRUGGLE IN AMERICA

June 5, 2020

      America, the land of the free, created on the principles that we are all created equal and gu...

SPEEDING DRIVERS RESULT IN NO SURVIVORS

SPEEDING DRIVERS RESULT IN NO SURVIVORS

April 30, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following letter by Westfield senior Kyle Whippen appeared in the Fairfax Times...

The Castro Theater in San Francisco after state shutdown

SOCIAL ISOLATION: NONNEGOTIABLE

April 30, 2020

      For Westfield, the month of March began with bustling hallways, excitement for a new season of ...

Anti-death penalty protestors at the Supreme Court

THE DEATH PENALTY: AN UNNECESSARY EVIL

April 30, 2020

      Texas prisoner Larry Swearingen was convicted of murder and sentenced to death - a fitting ...

This overcrowded hospital in Ontario, Canada shows what American health care facilities could resemble if the United States were to implement an universal healthcare plan.

UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE: NOT FOR US

April 29, 2020

      According to the World Health Organization, in multiple African countries that offer universal ...

Pro-death penalty march in Bessemer Courthouse

THE DEATH PENALTY: THE EPITOME OF JUSTICE

April 29, 2020

      In 2012, the parents of Mary Snyder and Mandy Myers rejoiced as the state of Arizona execute...

Thousands mourn for Soleimani in Tehran

THE IRAN CONTROVERSY: BIGGER THAN YOU THINK

February 18, 2020

       On January 3, the sudden assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani shocked the wor...

Graduation at the Eagle Bank Arena

SENIOR DUES: WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

February 18, 2020

      The auditorium is full of seniors lamenting the absence of donuts awaiting them at the end of yet...

Beyoncé Knowles Carter performing at Coachella in her iconic yellow crop top and jean shorts outfit in 2018.

BEYONCÉ KNOWLES CARTER—THE FIRST LADY OF MUSIC

February 18, 2020

      The crowd cried out in anticipation as she stood tall with a microphone on one hand and the ...

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