Recent Vandalism Symptom of Parental Failure

Joelle Nelson, Editor in Chief

December 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A number of disturbing incidents representative of a sadly surly and disrespectful attitude among too many teens have recently plagued our community. Incidents of shop lifting, property destruction, and human cruelty have all...

Group Projects Unfair to Top Students

Joelle Nelson, Editor in Chief

December 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I recently had to take on extra work due to the lazy, unhelpful partner everyone knows is an inevitable consequence of a group project. You know what this person does: they don't show up to arranged meetings for the group,...

Free Press Must Not Falter

Annette Ungermann, News Editor

December 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump does not shy away from loudly expressing his distrust of news media. He does so on Twitter, at campaign rallies, and, most recently, in his White House press conferences, revealing an adversarial stance...

Fake Holiday Trees Real Alternative

Nicole Kennedy, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

December is a time for gift giving, clunky yet charming sweaters, laughing at Will Ferrell in his iconic Elf costume, and for many, decorating the traditional Christmas tree. Often bejeweled with sparkly glass ornaments, the occa...

Empathy Requires Confronting Race

Amanda Young, Business Editor

October 31, 2018

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At 1st glance, the idea of being "colorblind" in terms of race seems ideal. This is the idea that people are people and that considering their race, ethnicity, and culture is unnecessary. We are all human, so why do we choose...

More Guns Wrong Answer to Mass Shootings

Ava Charlesworth, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A violent hate crime claimed the lives of 11 people in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27. The attack is another sad reminder of the state of our country, and how desperately stricter laws on gun ownership are needed. Th...

Common Ground Key to Productive Debate

Annette Ungermann, News Editor

October 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Midterm season is fully, unflinchingly, upon us. Rumblings of the upcoming November 6 elections have trickled their way into my news feed, social media, mailbox full of local politicians' brochures, and the omnipresent picketed...

Self Reporting Solution to Expensive Application Process

Layla Wright, Visual Media Editor

October 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

$231: that is what I spent last weekend sending ACT scores, AP test scores, and transcripts to my potential colleges, on top of the $50+ per college application fees whose deadlines are right around the corner. College is expensive,...

Single Day Excursions Invigorate Instruction

Nicole Kennedy, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My favorite memories about elementary school are from the magic yellow bus, where many educational adventures began.  Now that I am in high school, I miss the frequent opportunities we had as younger students to move our learning o...

Box Ban Levels College Application Process

Annette Ungermann, News Editor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Starting next year, the Common Application-- used by over 1 million college applicants and 830 schools nationwide --will no longer ask prospective students to fill the mandated bubble to disclose prior criminal history, a move...

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