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Are standardized tests really standard?

Will Clark, Editor-in-Cheif

April 25, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Standardized tests, the arch nemesis of any high school student. The purpose of these tests is to provide a way in which students and schools can be compared equitably across the country. An emphasis should be placed on the word eq...

Never again.

Never again.

March 21, 2018

Teachers know we are human too

Zoe Bowman, Creative Director

February 15, 2018

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Have you ever felt overwhelmed, stressed and depressed? Since you’re in high school, you have probably experienced these situations—but have you felt like you didn’t have anyone in your corner, or that no one properly understood what...

A less restrictive dress code would empower female students

Zoe Bowman, Creative Director

December 20, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Anywhere a person goes, there are always certain expectations, including what constitutes appropriate dress. You wouldn’t show up to a funeral in a leather skirt and fishnets with a bustier.  I understand that there has to be...

When will enough be enough when it comes to gun control?

Hannah Vogel, Editor-in-Chief/ Web Manager

November 16, 2017

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Last week, 27 lives were taken, 20 injured in Sutherland Springs, Texas. All too regularly when we turn on the news, there is a new mass shooting—and at least 20 are dead. Las Vegas, New York, Texas—three shootings in less...

Why the Chiefs will steal the crown

Matthew Berk, Web Assistant

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Sports

Elite playmakers on both sides of the ball, the leading rusher in the NFL, an endzone monster, and a takeaway machine of a defense. These are the necessities to win a Superbowl and the reason that the Chiefs will do just that. T...

College Counselors: Are they worth the money?

Hannah Vogel, Editor-in-Chief/ Web Manager

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Getting into college today has become an industry. We pay thousands of dollars for ACT and SAT tutors and college counselors. Yet, no one asks: are these amenities necessary? Personally, I think not. Like every other prospective college...

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