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The Issue With Language Learning in America

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Modern day high school students across America are required to take a foreign language once in their four years. Most four-year universities, however, require applicants to take a world language for two years whilst more prestigious universities and colleges such as Stanford or Harvard recommend three t...

Sleep Is Not For The Weak, I Promise

Sleep Is Not For The Weak, I Promise

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Research shows that a teenager needs nine to ten hours of sleep every night. Yet, most teens only get roughly seven to eight hours on average. About seven out of ten high schoolers do not get the right amount of sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to reduced concentration and alertness, poor a...

The Importance Of Voting

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

In today’s political sphere it is more important than ever to vote, particularly in the younger generation. However, millennials are the ones not participating in elections, or if they do, they are counted as being less reliable voters than their elders. This age group, however, makes up 31 percent of...

The Food Allergy Paradox

The Food Allergy Paradox

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

“I would die if I was allergic to dairy.” “That girl ordered soy milk, but she’s way too skinny. Obsessed over weight much? I put real milk in her coffee.” “Why don’t you just eat it and push through? That’s what I would do.” “Whatever man, I don’t care, let me enjoy ...

Are “Hardening” Locks Necessary?

Are “Hardening” Locks Necessary?

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Student safety and school security have always been a big concern, but most security companies began with slow sales towards schools. This changed back in February, after a former student shot and killed 15 students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This outrage caused a new surge...

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go” – College Visits, Yes or No?

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go” – College Visits, Yes or No?

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

The children’s book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss is a popular gift to those who are graduating from high school. It talks about many different opportunities for a person’s future. After graduating high school, a young adult can begin a career, obtain technical training or head to c...

We Are the Lost Generation

We Are the Lost Generation

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Why is it that we all feel like we need to post about our problems or complain about our lives to get the slightest bit of attention? Personally, the last couple of weeks have been extremely difficult for me, but you won’t see me post anything about my problems on social media. Why? Because all it does...

How Shane Dawson Transformed YouTube Culture

How Shane Dawson Transformed YouTube Culture

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Three years from today, some avid youtube watchers might have viewed Shane Dawson as a dying comedian. Dawson began his youtube career in 2008, making sketch comedy videos performing as his own original characters, celebrity satire and discussing pop culture. He quickly gained internet fame and a wide...

Twenty One Pilots Newest Album: Will You Follow The Trench?

Twenty One Pilots Newest Album: Will You Follow The Trench?

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, School, Showcase, World

Every once and awhile, you may come across an album where an artist beautifully crafts lyrics so they can bleed out some sort of emotion. Hearing these melodies packaged together resonates within the soul, gaining a valuable place in the participants heart. Music tends to do this in all kinds of forms. Musicians p...

The Issue with Childhood Cancer Funding

The Issue with Childhood Cancer Funding

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Everyone knows it is Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness month when football players start wearing their pink socks. However, no one hardly ever does anything special for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While there are organizations like St. Jude to help fund childhood cancer research, only 4 percent...

Missed Opportunities: Why Teenagers Should Make Stupid Decisions

Missed Opportunities: Why Teenagers Should Make Stupid Decisions

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

  Unpopular opinion: planning for the future is overrated. My stint in high school is coming to an end, and as it does I cannot help but look to the past. Middle school and high school have not been kind. These last six years or so are filled with mixed feelings, from nostalgia to regret t...

How to Organize Your School Life: Beyond the Basics

How to Organize Your School Life: Beyond the Basics

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

We have all heard the classic advice that comes in droves from adults every fall: “Buy colored labels!” “Buy all of the highlighters!” “Buy colored folders, pens, notebooks, washi tape, staplers, and a therapy cat!” In the contrasting reality, staying organized in high school takes ...

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