Opinion

  • March 8, 2019

    Is Water wet?

    By Duncan Kilbride Is water wet? A common question wondered by many. The answer to this hypothetical varies depending on the person. Although many support the idea of water being wet, it has been scientifically proven to actually depend on the amount of water or liquid present. One water molecule is considered dry or not wet, but two or more, also known as a strong tetrahedral hydrogen bond making, is wet. This is proven by the very definition of wetness, the state or condition of being covered or saturated with water or another liquid; dampness. One water molecule is not covered or saturated with water. But multiple substances would result in that molecule “being covered” or touching another water molecule. This long-time discussed inquiry has been proven by some of the many scientists and others who wished to seek out this question.  Water is “dry” when singular on the molecular scale, and wet to anything more than that.
  • March 8, 2019

    For People Who Have Too Much Time

    By Andrew Bittner and Brian Lee Congratulations! You were able to fit into the category of the “people who have too much time,” and are able to read this fascinating article! We ensure you, it will be an article you will forget by tomorrow, but still, it’s awfully interesting, with no doubt. Now before we start, we want you to know that our writing is credible, so, we will tell you a little bit about ourselves. Let’s start with Professor Bittner. He is one of the most intelligent human beings on Earth, who first became known to the whole world when he was able to scientifically break down the morally challenging question that no one was able to answer; is water wet? To this day, if you are still one of those people who don’t know the answer to this question, please go to a useful source named “Google” and look him up. Or, you can personally shoot him an email and he will answer that particular question, or anything else as best as he can. Our point is, he deserves a lot, and we mean a lot, of respect.   As for Dr. Lee, he is extraordinarily adept in a variety of fields of math and has recently been invited to travel the world and explain his mathematical proof of God, the meaning of life, and how many grains of sand are in the average beach. Not that anyone will understand his proof as no one in the world has the cognitive capacity to understand past his introductions, but the mere presence of such as scholar is enough to bring audiences from around the world, and we mean, AROUND the world. Now that you know that this article is more credible than any other source in the world, let’s...
  • March 7, 2019

    Should School Start Later?

    Should School Start Later?   The National Sleep Foundation states that an average teenager needs around 9 hours of sleep every night. Most Belmont Hill students rarely meet this requirement. Loss of sleep can be harmful to, paying attention, solving problems, dealing with stress, and much more. These effects can alter academic and athletic performances. Methods similar to, cutting sports or decreasing the amount of homework the students have would not happen without consequences. Moreover, there may be another solution, such as starting school later.   Argument For: As teenagers turn into adolescents, their body’s circadian rhythm or internal clock is reset. This causes a teen to fall asleep later and then wake up later. After asking a few Belmont Hill students, some have said that they try to go to sleep earlier, but end up sitting in their bed unable to fall asleep. This is an example of the circadian rhythm causing students to stay up later. In 1923, when Belmont Hill started, the school started at 9:00 in the morning. Hypothetically, the students could be allotted an extra one hour of sleep. As a result, the students would be more attentive and possibly increase athletic and academic results. One hour of sleep may seem small, but the benefits it provides are certainly impactful.   Argument Against: If school starts later, all activities have to be moved later. A major problem is parent work schedules. If school is moved one hour later, many parents will not be able to drive their children to school and still be on time for work. Also, that means students might have more responsibilities such as preparing breakfast and getting to school on their own. The school buses schedule will have to be changed as well. This may cause conflicts with the school or...
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