The Current Wave

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The Necessity of Guns in the 21st Century: A Fantasy in the Face of Reality

Sabrina Fiore, Features Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Thirteen thousand, two-hundred eighty-six human beings were killed by a gun in The United States in 2015. Fifteen thousand, five-hundred forty-nine human beings were killed by a gun in 2017 stated, Gun Violence Archive. The year 2018 has only just begun. Already 17 innocent teachers and students...

A Different Perspective: Outdoor Pep Rally

A Different Perspective: Outdoor Pep Rally

Sarah Kinder, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It has been a year of changes here at North Kingstown High School. One of the biggest plot twists that none of the students expected was the pep rally being changed to an outdoor setting. For some, this adjustment was very controversial because it has been a tradition to be in the gymnasium. Although for...

Journalism Justice: Save The Current Wave

Journalism Justice: Save The Current Wave

Sarah Popovic, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Passionate journalists start young: the great Christiane Amanpour graduated from the University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communications in 1983. Before pursuing journalism as her major, her early life and first hand experiences within the Islamic Revolution led her to desire to become a journalist...

Students share conflicting views about class rank

Hannah Kuczmarski, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Background: Class rank is a system in which students are ranked against their peers based on their weighted GPAs.  AP classes are weighted more than honors-level classes, and are both weighted more than CP classes.  This school year, the sophomores, juniors and seniors received their class ranks...

Junior year: Looking back and looking ahead

Sarah Popovic, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Each year, juniors struggle to juggle between completing several nightly hours of homework, studying for multiple tests in one day, doing SAT preparation, participating in extracurricular activities, and visiting colleges. Junior year has the reputation to be the most stressful year within one’s h...

Staff Editorial: Consider signing up for Introduction to Journalism or Newspaper Production CP / Honors

The Current Wave Staff

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

When creating your schedule for the 2017-18 school year, please consider signing up for Introduction to Journalism or Newspaper Production. Although Introduction to Journalism is still being offered this year during the second semester, Newspaper Production, which has been offered at NKHS for sev...

Money, resources used for Chromebooks would be better spent elsewhere

Abigail Haines, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At the start of this academic year, every student in grades 4-12 received a school-issued Chromebook. In addition, each teacher in the district, classrooms for grades 1-3 and loaner carts were purchased. According to the Director of Information Technology, Michael Waterman, the distribution of Chrom...

Opinions differ on Electoral College

John Cornelius, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Electoral College is the system in the government that decides the president, whereby electoral votes are given to the states based on population. In order for the President to be elected, they need 270 votes from the Electoral College. In this most recent election, Donald Trump finished with 304 ...

#NotMyPresident: Why Trump’s presidency should be challenged

Jillyan Mobley, Features Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

If you have been on any form of social media in the past few months, you are fully aware of the varying emotions that surround the recent election of President-Elect Trump. Between the influence of mass media, the increase of fake news stories, the desperation of citizens, and the shocking behaviors...

British Literature: Why stop with England?

Jillyan Mobley, Features Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

British Literature has been a staple of the English curriculum at North Kingstown Senior High School for decades, and although juniors acquire valuable knowledge and a deeper understanding of literary techniques in the required course, it limits their cultural understanding.     From middle school through coll...

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