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Is the school’s self-defense/fighting policy fair

Kris Long, Junior News Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

The current school policy on fighting is a zero-tolerance-of-violence policy, meaning anyone involved in a fight is automatically suspended out of school for one day. Is this really a fair policy? Is it fair that students can get punished for self-defense? What should students do if they end up in a...

Tumblr Ban on adult content to extreme

Kyla Barnett, Junior Opinions Editor

December 17, 2018


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Recently, the popular social media site Tumblr announced that it would be permanently banning all adult content on its platform as of yesterday, and it has caused an uproar. Tumblr is a space for everyone to express themselves and always has been, but now that is being threatened. A huge part of ...

Do we really need finals?

Heidi Hansen, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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The dreaded finals. Students work hard all semester taking tests and stressing over last-minute homework just to take a huge test that could make or break your grade. Finals bring on unwanted stress, and to be honest, no one wants to study over their entire weekend. Students already take standardized tests...

Male abuse victims just as important as female

Katya Tarabrina, Junior Copy Editor

December 17, 2018


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Domestic abuse has been a problem in our society for many decades. More than one in three women (35.6 percent) and more than one in four men (28.5 percent) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Men who are victimized are subs...

Ignorance causes hostility for LGBTQ+ community

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

December 11, 2018


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Coming out can be one of the hardest things a person will do in their lifetime. Whether it's coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or other types of sexuality, not everyone will be as welcome as they should be. Unfortunately, a fellow sophomore friend of mine feels that they have been treated un...

University, Community, or Gap Year?

Tara Wood, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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Skipping a university to attend community college or take a gap year has a negative connotation, but I want to dispel the common myth that students can’t be successful without going straight from high school to a university. So many high school students don't even consider these options because th...

Public title should not dictate opinions

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Public image in a world where almost nothing else seems to matter is a driving force for the way society as a whole perceives people. Every aspect of a public figure or official’s life is plopped under a microscope for common folk to pick apart and criticize, and yet people still continue to put th...

School emergency drills should be more randomized

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

December 4, 2018


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Security has been an issue for dozens of schools worldwide, including Manhattan High. One debated issue is our current lock-down and secure campus system. At the moment, school emergencies happen during class times at Manhattan High, but real life school emergencies are not something that is predictab...

Black Friday affects holidays

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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As we get into the thick of the holiday season Christmas is fast approaching. Naturally, with Christmas, everyone begins to think immediately of the presents. They think of the things they want and the things they may get for other people. As people think of getting gifts and giving them they must first...

Fashion beneficial to gender roles

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

As we have all clearly seen throughout the 21st century, the topic of gender and its role in society have long been debated and fought over. However, in that debate, we have discovered the piece of the puzzle that is now allowing for people everywhere to express their true selves. We have discove...

Media literacy proves beneficial for everyone

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

As support for mainstream media declines, media literacy is becoming less important than it should be. According to MediaLiteracy.com, media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, communicate and create using all forms of media. The importance of media literacy was recently acknowledged throu...

Moving ninth graders to West Campus easier, convenient

Hannah Le, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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After the 2018 USD 383 bond referendum was approved on Nov. 6 through the midterm elections, questions have risen as to what the money USD 383 is receiving will be used for. Plans have been made to move sixth graders to Anthony Middle School and Eisenhower Middle School, to move ninth graders from...

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