Opinion & Advice

Opinions and advice from students like you.

SOUND OFF: Is it better to be an older or younger sibling? Opinion & Advice

Birth order can have its benefits! Two Mash reporters weigh in on whether they prefer to be an older or younger sibling, and some Mash readers wrote in with their opinions too.

September 27, 2012

OPINION: Evanston shocked by Dajae Coleman’s death
Opinion & Advice

September 25, 2012

Do you have thoughts about Dajae Coleman and how his death has affected students at Evanston and the community as a whole? Mash reporter Hunter Bailey, who attends Evanston Township High School, shares his observations on how the young man's death has affected the

OPINION: McDonald’s calorie count menus a step toward good choices
Opinion & Advice

September 25, 2012

What do YOU think about posting calorie counts in restaurants? Mash reporter Louise Simpson weighs in with her opinion of seeing calorie counts on the menu at McDonald's.

ADVICE FOR ATHLETES: How to deal with embarrassing parents
Opinion & Advice

September 18, 2012

Mash reporter Andres Luz from Whitney Young gives some advice to student athletes on how to deal with embarrassing parents.

CPS students talk: How the strike affects me
Opinion & Advice

September 12, 2012

The walkout staged by Chicago Public Schools teachers this week had a ripple effect on thousands of children throughout the city. Among them are the high school students who work for The Mash.