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  • March 13Bake sale before school & during lunches Fri., March 15, to raise money for Hannah Glair's yearbook memorial.

  • March 11Tryouts for all spring sports start March 11.

  • March 8Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m. on March 13.

America’s toxic two party system

America’s toxic two party system

Logan Connolly, Editor-in-chief

February 27, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

Forced to choose sides in a battle between evil and horrible, American voter options are limited in the voting booth. The easiest approach to most voters in this situation is to pick an option that we don't like or to not vote at all. We are a nation divided. To fix this divide, we need to begin ad...

Deteriorating health caused by vaping

Deteriorating health caused by vaping

Bella Roberts, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION

So vaping is cool, right? How’s buying second-hand vapes to find out that you were vaping urine? Or getting caught with a vape you bought that tested positive for THC (aka marijuana) and getting expelled for vaping, not to mention getting charged for having drugs underage. In late November there was ...

Just let us eat

Just let us eat

Makenna Allison, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under OPINION

We are constantly reminded that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, what happens if we aren’t able to eat it? We become distracted learners who are not able to listen and learn. Teachers try to help, but they just can’t seem to make us focus. A survey questioned 28 high schoolers ab...

Education curriculum should include a self-defense class

Education curriculum should include a self-defense class

Staff Editorial

June 12, 2018


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

In 2014, 65 percent of women reported having experienced street harassment in a survey from Growth from Knowledge, a German research company, and Stop Street Harassment, a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and addressing and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide. Students are taught n...

The corruption of the adoption option

The corruption of the adoption option

Kali Roskowski, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2018


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

I am still a teenager; I eat a lot. I am still growing; I need a lot, so just imagine the amount of shrunken blue jeans hanging in my closet. I am a kid; I cost a lot. But, my parents did not have to pay to have me. To adopt, families must prove that they are financially and physically capable o...

Conserving college cash

Conserving college cash

Cameron Flynn, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2018


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

Whether it is a community college or a university, most high schoolers are looking down the barrel of college. Now, most students have some idea of how they will persevere despite the tuition cost that any college graduate complains about costing an arm and a leg for. But unfortunately, this is not the case for ...

Is compromise dead?

Is compromise dead?

Ronin Hackworth, Columnist

June 12, 2018


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

Today, in America, a massive gulf has opened in the country. It boils down to coast versus heartland, red versus blue, country versus city, liberal versus conservative and pro-gun versus pro-choice. Perhaps the most inflammatory issue of them all is the present debate raging over immigration. Any ...

Thank You, Mr. President, for Standing up for American Workers

Thank You, Mr. President, for Standing up for American Workers

Ronin Hackworth

June 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

While I cannot claim to agree with very much the President does, even I cannot ignore the actions taken by President Trump on trade. Tariffs can be applied to a variety of goods such as food stuffs, car parts or even smartphones. The result of tariffs could mean paying more for your iPhone, your Ger...

Community college does not mean incapable

Community college does not mean incapable

Zabrina Yannella

May 22, 2018


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

I sit in class watching the hand revolve around the clock again and again. From the moment I am writing this there are 59 days, 1,416 hours and 5,097,600 seconds left until the last day of high school for the Class of 2018. As one phase of life draws to a close, for some, the next phase draws nearer and ne...

Help wanted: real representatives who can act like adults

Help wanted: real representatives who can act like adults

Cameron Flynn

March 20, 2018


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

For anyone who has been paying attention to the raging dumpster fire of a system we call our government, it is pretty obvious that the issues with which our elected officials concern themselves with devolve from big, nation-altering topics to arguments that you would expect to see on the cover of the “N...

How ‘Can’ Became ‘Could But Won’t’

How ‘Can’ Became ‘Could But Won’t’

Kayla Drew

March 20, 2018


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

Every year at Honor’s Night, the audience watches as those belonging to the elite group of the 4.0 dwindle down to a mere handful. On exam days, there have been students crying over a small decrease in their GPA, devastated at the loss of something that has grown so ridiculously sacred. They swea...

What Democrats can learn from British Conservatives

What Democrats can learn from British Conservatives

Ronin Hackworth

March 20, 2018


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

On June 16, 2015 Donald Trump climbed aboard the gilded escalator in his namesake tower and rode down to the podium while clapping and giving his iconic “thumbs-up” gesture. He walked to the stage and gave a speech where he decried illegal immigrants as “drug dealers” “rapists” and “...some, I...

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