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Why All These Classics?

Why All These Classics?

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

A topic that many teens talk about is what books are being required to read in school. Pretty much all of the books are classics. There are many high schoolers who despise reading, so they have a smaller chance of being successful in school. If a few young-adult novels were introduced to school reading...

Students are Under Too Much School Stress

Students are Under Too Much School Stress

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

High school students are placed under a ridiculous amount of stress. They are expected to go to school for seven hours, do two hours of homework, and have many forms of extracurricular activities. This doesn’t even include important socializing time with friends or family. When students barely have...

Don’t Say It If You Don’t Mean It

Don’t Say It If You Don’t Mean It

Kayla Salemi, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2016


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Love: an intense feeling of deep affection.   “I love you,” said an 11 year old boy that has barely hit puberty. He is staring at himself in the mirror, searching his barren chest for even a mere nub of hair sprouting out before bed time. He is maybe 5’3, and his voice still cracks occ...

What is Wrong With the Public School System?

What is Wrong With the Public School System?

Julie Day, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


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Diversity is something highly stressed in the public school system and for good reason. Society is constructed with the hands of variety, and that does not stop at education. Classrooms are filled with individuals who learn in different ways, and their education should not be the same. School systems...

A Moderate Opinion of Trump’s Agenda

A Moderate Opinion of Trump’s Agenda

Ethan Simmons, Photo Editor

April 21, 2016


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With a strong performance in many caucuses, the likelihood of a Trump GOP nomination seems to be increasing. Trump has said several controversial things; in fact, edgy statements are the hallmark of his campaign. Yet few things seem to get people riled up more than his plan for immigration reform. As...

Fire Emblem Fates: Fates Worth Exploring

Fire Emblem Fates: Fates Worth Exploring

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


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The Fire Emblem series is a remarkable story of east meets west. For years the games were Japanese exclusive and Americans remained blissfully unaware of the games. That is until Super Smash Bros Melee, and two characters from the series made an appearance in the game. Marth and Roy, two lords from Fire...

An Open Letter to the Boy that Called Me Ugly

An Open Letter to the  Boy that Called Me Ugly

Noelle Walker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2016


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An Open Letter to the  Boy that Called Me Ugly: I am completely repulsed by what you thought gave you the right to do so. Not even to mention that it wasn't even to my face. What gives you the right to put a label on what you determine as beautiful? What right do you have to send these hateful...

We Live in a Society that Robs Childhoods

We Live in a Society that Robs Childhoods

Alex Rodgers, Web Editor

April 15, 2016


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Long gone are those days that required cooking and shop class as standards in my mother's high school years, replaced by the new generation, being forced to choose sooner and sooner what they want to be when they grow up. Last night, I sat at the kitchen table and listened to my thirteen-year-old sister...

A Letter to the Closed-Minded

A Letter to the Closed-Minded

Kayla Salemi, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016


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Dear Society, Who do you think you are? The burdens you put on young people’s mind will cause this world to self-destruct. I was walking down the hallways when a Muslim girl walked passed me, yet I did not think anything of it until I heard people gasp behind me. I heard one person whisper, “She’s...

Spoiler Alert! How to Avoid Them

Spoiler Alert! How to Avoid Them

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


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A spoiler is a comment about an important scene of a book, movie, et cetera that someone may not have previously known. Spoilers ruin lives. How can they be escaped? How can they be prevented? They are inescapable but they are preventable. This article will provide you with information to avoid spoilers....

Online Shopping: A Better Way to Spend

Online Shopping:  A Better Way to Spend

Jessica Prouty, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Black Friday is nationally known as one of the largest shopping events of the year. While Black Friday produced some of the largest income numbers yet in 2015, data analysts were shocked to see a change in numbers shortly after. Cyber Monday, while always well participated in, brought in nearly twice...

Letter from a Freshman

Letter from a Freshman

Lany Campbell, Staff writer

March 8, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Dear school, Why do we have to worry about our futures before we turn sixteen when we have not adapted to high school life yet? With the homework, assignments, reality checks, and tests it overwhelms us. Well, for the vast majority of the student body, they try to figure out what they want...

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