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Why we should stop binge watching tv

Why we should stop binge watching tv

Laneya Christian, Staff Writer January 25, 2022

Although binge-watching has become the most popular way to consume content in one sitting, it does create problems for your health. For example it leads to mental health issues, serious physical health...

No true economic system, system must be best for people

No true economic system, system must be best for people

McKayla Clark Snodgrass, Page Editor January 25, 2022

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that people use “socialism” and “communism” interchangeably; they’ll use both terms to scare people while at the same time misinforming them.  I...

School shutdown would be unreasonable

School shutdown would be unreasonable

Lasirra Hines, Opinions Editor January 24, 2022

Cases of COVID-19 are rising once again. As of Jan. 21, a total of 90 cases amongst staff and students between Jan. 18 and Jan. 21 have been reported. As the cases rise, there have been thoughts amongst...

COVID-19 vaccination helpful now more than ever

COVID-19 vaccination helpful now more than ever

Eddie Bruegger, Audio Producer January 24, 2022

In the past few weeks, it seems like there have been more students and staff absent from school than any time this year. In almost all my classes, there were several students absent from class, often for...

Teachers should reflect on finals week

Teachers should reflect on finals week

Kris Long, Print Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2021

As finals week rolls around, students expect to begin wrapping their class’s content and reviewing for the final exam before the semester’s end. Many start counting down the assignments and planning...

Why discipline has gone too far

Why discipline has gone too far

Katelyn Jensen, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

It’s perfectly ok to want your kid to be safe, but to keep them from experiencing what it is like to be a teenager and not letting them make mistakes and learn from them as a teenager is wrong. Sometimes...

Standardized Testing needs to stay in the past

Standardized Testing needs to stay in the past

Carmello Streckfus, Photographer December 12, 2021

Throughout our lives, we have completed many assignments, projects and exams. But I have found one assignment to be useless: standardized tests. Most students I know stress fabout the looming threat of...

Show entertainers more respect

Show entertainers more respect

Daequan Joines, Photographer December 10, 2021

Do you ever just hate a streamer or celebrity for a small thing they've done? Even if you dislike them because they said something like your favorite football team is bad, you might hate them for that...

Motivational speakers helpful, needs more diversity, warning

Motivational speakers helpful, needs more diversity, warning

Lasirra Hines, Opinions Editor December 8, 2021

There is always a lesson to be learned. People go through their lives learning lessons that, regardless of value, have an impact on their future. These lessons can occur at any given moment and present...

Additional lunch option provides a user-friendly lunch

Additional lunch option provides a user-friendly lunch

Anna Wollenberg, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

The issue of school lunch is always being brought up, whether it is the taste, or the wait, or something else. Students are always talking about lunch time.  Many students bring their own lunch...

The problem with the dress code

The problem with the dress code

McKayla Clark Snodgrass, Page Editor December 7, 2021

There’s a big problem with the school dress code and the vagueness in it’s policy against racism. A common complaint one hears regarding the dress code is how it’s mainly enforced on women. My complaint...

Wear masks on transport

Wear masks on transport

Ayana Jones, Staff Writer December 6, 2021

When the mask mandate was lifted, people were given the option to continue wearing masks or not, but that didn’t translate to not wearing them on the bus.  Most students seem to have gotten this...

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