Brush and Palette

Put an end to tests and quizzes

Luke Teeple, Web assistant

January 21, 2019

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In college, students take exams once a semester. There are no tests or quizzes. So, if high school is supposedly preparing you for college, why do students take quizzes and tests along with finals. Some teachers say that students...

Barefoot is best

Mercer Janssen, PR Manager

January 15, 2019

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Personally I hate wearing shoes. Not because they confine the foot, or are overall really uncomfortable, but because they are a pain to put on. Which doesn’t seem like a valid reason, but it drives me to loathe them, and thus I a...

Hipster Takeover

Hipster Takeover

January 15, 2019

Could you possibly say no?

Mercer Janssen, PR Manager

January 10, 2019

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How does one go about saying no? Possibly one of the hardest words to say in the face of a peer, friend, or even mentor. In the decade of elaborate dance proposals, how does one turn down an offer, made in front of a crowd, with ...

Is death on the horizon?

Is death on the horizon?

January 10, 2019

Longer lunches encourage safety and wellbeing within the student body

Mercer Janssen, PR Manager

January 10, 2019

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Allowing students to feel at ease: a concept the administration must have been unaware of when they created the bell schedule. Currently, lunch is a meager 30 minutes. Once seating themselves and pulling out their meals, studen...

Why we need to change our schedule (for athletes)

Luke Teeple, Web assistant

January 9, 2019

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“Changing the bell schedule could minimize the impact [athletic releases] have on attendance,” said Connie Byrnes, attendance specialist. The current schedule forces athletes to skip about an hour to an hour and a half o...

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