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How does social media affect the lives of teenagers?

Haven Thacker, Reporter

January 17, 2019

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Social media in this generation can be a blessing and a curse for all ages. Many lives are affected everyday by the influences of apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, etc. This issue is mainly targeted towards youn...

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...

Journalism in jeopardy

Journalism in jeopardy

January 7, 2019

Cons of video games

Cons of video games

December 20, 2018

Pros of video games

Pros of video games

December 20, 2018

Editorial

Yuika Yoshida, Opinions Editor

December 3, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Words are powerful. They hold the ability to impact someone’s emotions seriously—when used hatefully, they can be extremely detrimental. While language can foster inclusion, it can also repress: It’s no coincidence that the ...

Editorial

Editorial

June 7, 2018

Are standardized tests really standard?

Will Clark, Editor-in-Cheif

April 25, 2018

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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...

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