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Raise Your Voice

Kaitelyn Walker, Opinion editor

January 18, 2020

I have cried over homework. I have spent countless nights taking my math homework out of my bag and working through a few problems only to find myself stuck. I search through my notes, search online and eventually ask a friend for help as I become increasingly frustrated and confused. Every ti...

Meditation Is Key

Meditation Is Key

December 18, 2019

There is a way to reduce your stress, anxiety, and improve brain function. It’s meditation, and you can do it right now. Meditation has gained popularity for helping lowering metabolism, improving breathing, brain waves as well as reducing stress. There are lots of benefits for practicing med...

Give us the right to learn: Bible literacy classes

Give us the right to learn: Bible literacy classes

Bella Roberts, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2019

When I was in fifth grade, this big blue bus would come to the school and pick up some kids who were interested in leaving the school to learn about the Bible. I would sit in Ms. Snyir’s class anxiously waiting for the announcement that would signify my leaving.  When we would get to Crossroads Community Ch...

RAISE OUR VOICE

Kaitelyn Walker, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

We don’t get a say.  We don’t have a voice.  As a student, I feel overlooked and left out of the decisions that directly affect me. Don’t you? This year, I’ll be tackling the issues, policies and decisions that directly affect us as students, yet left us out of the process. It fe...

Something’s in the water

Something’s in the water

Logan Connolly and Abigail Douglas, Editor-in-Chief and Creative Editor

June 3, 2019

Warm mornings and dewy evenings show signs for good fishing, especially in Lake Erie. After fishing for hours, imagine going home to learn the fish you had caught had dangerous levels of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances or PFAS. Dangerous levels of PFAS means that fish can be no good to eat. So, you have to thr...

Taking heed of zodiac compatibility

Graham Diffenbaugh, Columnist

June 3, 2019

Coming out into the LGBT community through a sexuality and newly identified gender results in a lot of life changes; expression becomes one of those changes. The same concept goes for those who pay attention to the stars and information said about them. Taking the time to know your zodiac and learn abo...

We say we hate them and yet we still make them

We say we hate them and yet we still make them

Abigail Douglas, Creative Editor

May 20, 2019

Cliques ruin a teen’s sense of belonging. Self-imposed segregation has been going on for decades. Your parents and grandparents went through the same thing in high school. Just because you are nice to everyone does not make you a friend. Changing it won't be easy, but it can happen. It will happ...

Gay means happy

Graham Diffenbaugh, Columnist

May 20, 2019

For as long as homophobia has existed, the love and support for gay people has also been around. Everyone talks about how unsupported gay people remain, but what about the ones who are completely loving their lives? The day-to-day news including anything LGBTQ abides by the mostly negative, discrimin...

Schools expected to provide more security services, access to fewer resources

Schools expected to provide more security services, access to fewer resources

Hannah Bolton, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2019

“During the threat I didn't really feel safe,” said freshman Dalton Barnett. “Someone could come in at any time.” We students live in a constant threat because school funding is dwindling. However, the threat is not our quality of education. The threat is our against our safety. Whether th...

Can students stay off their phones? Research says ‘No’

Can students stay off their phones? Research says ‘No’

Amelia Pulley, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019

Elizabeth Cyr, a English and journalism teacher, noticed her fourth block students were constantly on their phones. She tried an experiment to figure out how many notifications her students get in her class. The exercise was meant to show students the level of distraction caused by these devices. The af...

Sexuality and gender expression

Sexuality and gender expression

Graham Diffenbaugh, Columnist

April 17, 2019

Some parents remain unaware of the truth behind their own children's revealed orientation or gender. Staying educated on the facts of both topics rests as one of the most important truths caretakers can learn to understand the effect on their queer teens. Our guardians classify as so misinform...

Lines drawn

Lines drawn

Logan Connolly, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

The American voters’ biggest enemy is in the size of our nation. This enemy lurks in every corner of our states and takes a new form every 10 years. Its name: gerrymandering, and Michigan is fed up with it. If young voters wish for their vote to count, it is time to up in arms this intercontine...

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