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Let’s Get Down to Politics

Let’s Get Down to Politics

Camille Balo, Editor-in-Chief, Editor of STEM

October 9, 2020

Our town, Kinnelon, while close to many liberal towns and counties, has maintained a slight lean towards conservatism, with approximately 49.7 percent of Morris County inhabitants voting Republican (the largest voting base in Morris County is Independent / Unaffiliated). With New Jersey being a liberal...

Save the Planet: The Debate on Climate Change

Save the Planet: The Debate on Climate Change

Abeeha Zaidi, Managing Editor, Layout

October 2, 2020

On Sept. 29 at 9 p.m., the first presidential debate of 2020 began. During the environmental debates, Fox News anchor Chris Wallas asked the two candidates, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, to express their thoughts and proposals for their actions on climate change. Their responses were not s...

World In Progress

There have been many social movements so far in 2020.

Abeeha Zaidi, Managing Editor & Layout

September 2, 2020

Adviser’s Note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this opinion article belong solely to the author and do not reflect the view of The Colt Chronicle Staff, Kinnelon High School, or its students and staff members. 2020 is the year for both destruction and success. It has shown the true color...

The Problem With Saying “All Lives Matter”

A comparison of the reported fear of interacting with a police officer of members of different races

Mikayla Smith, Staff Reporter

August 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this opinion article belong solely to the author and do not reflect the view of The Colt Chronicle Staff, Kinnelon High School, or its students and staff members.  Black Lives Matter, a revolutionary movement and phrase that has captivated ...

Save the Planet: Is There Really a Light Amidst all this Darkness?

Save the Planet: Is There Really a Light Amidst all this Darkness?

Abeeha Zaidi, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2020

Editor’s Note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this opinion article belong solely to the author and do not reflect the view of The Colt Chronicle Staff, Kinnelon High School, or its students and staff members. Ambulances roam the streets, gathering those in danger. Policemen are constan...

Is COVID-19 a blessing in disguise?

Two side by side pictures showing the difference of nitrogen dioxide between January and February in China of the same year.

Heidi Scherer-Blake, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this opinion article belong solely to the author and do not reflect the view of The Colt Chronicle Staff, Kinnelon High School, or its students and staff members. A pandemic that has swept thousands of innocent lives off of this planet; ...

The politicization of a pandemic

People wearing masks when outside due to the threat that the coronavirus poses.

Will Cappello, Opinion Editor

April 13, 2020

Editor’s Note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this opinion article belong solely to the author and do not reflect the view of The Colt Chronicle Staff, Kinnelon High School, or its students and staff members.   From the controversial kneeling of NFL players during the national anth...

Saving the Planet: Foreword

This column will update readers on ways that they can help impact the environment in a positive way to help combat climate change.

Abeeha Zaidi, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2020

Editor's Note: This is a new recurring column. Check back for more posts, topics, info and updates.  Our planet is dying, and that’s all that some people know about climate change. Climate change is about more than the planet dying; it's about how all the systems of our climate are slowly fall...

Silence: The Untold Story of Kashmir

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Abeeha Zaidi, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2020

Kids scream until tears quench out of their eyes as their parents try to escort them to safety. The smoke from the bombs rises and catches up to them. They run for their lives from the smoke, not knowing if it is poisonous or not, with men in armor and suits bombarding their country, their home: their...

Let’s Talk Mental Health: A Call for a Happy Life

Drawing by Madison Gear

Camille Balo, Editor-in-Chief, Editor of STEM

February 27, 2020

She is. Depression isn't real; there were only bad days. Or dramatizing a situation. She’d stare at the same ghost, dream consuming pasty ceiling for hours. Bones were heavy in her body and made her head stick like glue, melted and dried to her pillow that had molded a special spot for her head...

Let’s Talk Mental Health: Foreword

Drawing by Madison Gear

Camille Balo, Editor-in-Chief, STEM Editor

February 17, 2020

The lack of mental health is the epidemic of our generation. Mental health is a passionate topic of mine, as my friends, family, and I have suffered at the hands of a lack of mental health awareness, screenings, education, and the pervasive and unrelenting stigma that surrounds mental illness. Given...

Women in Engineering

The Society of Women Engineers is the largest women-in-STEM advocate in the world.

Camille Balo, Editor-in-Chief, STEM Editor

November 2, 2019

Adviser’s Note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this opinion article belong solely to the author and do not reflect the view of The Colt Chronicle Staff, Kinnelon High School, or its students and staff members.  As of 2018, only 13 percent of engineers are women.   However, compared...

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