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Advances in communication causing more issues than solving

Advances in communication causing more issues than solving

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Letters to telegraphs to telegrams to phones. Over the centuries, we’ve invented better ways to communicate with others. However, are these “advances” just causing more issues? With cell phones, we now have constant and instant communication. Instant communication can be useful if you become...

Students should take appropriate classes

Students should take appropriate classes

Levi Weilert, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Honor and advanced classes are what most students strive to have throughout high school. It could look good for colleges and it could help students do better on the ACT, but is it really worth the extra stress put on them? To get into an honors class is fairly simple. If a student has good grades...

The government shutdown needs to end

The government shutdown needs to end

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A United States government shutdown began on Dec. 22 due to a disagreement between President Donald Trump and the Democrats. This government shutdown is affecting many more citizens than people would believe. President Trump needs to end the shutdown, before things get worse for the nation. On...

School should provide more vegetarian lunch options

School should provide more vegetarian lunch options

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I understand that meat is a very important source of protein for everyone who eats it, but what about the ones who don’t? Many vegetarians I know, including myself, bring their lunches a lot of the time. When I do not bring my lunch, I either do not eat or I eat sun-butter and jelly, which is...

Letter to the Editor: The Christmas Conundrum

Letter to the Editor: The Christmas Conundrum

Madison Weber, Online Editor-In-Chief

December 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By: junior Nathan Erbert In the final weeks of a politically and socially polarizing 2018, some notable members of the media have taken it upon themselves to destroy the last thing they haven’t yet—Christmas. The hit Christmas song from 1944, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” and the classic...

Anti-vaccination movement dangerous

Anti-vaccination movement dangerous

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The anti-vaccine movement around the world is causing diseases once thought defeated, but today those diseases are again reclaiming victims. The anti-vaccine movement is dangerous. One of the claims the anti-vaccine movement makes is that vaccines can cause autism, also known as ASD (Autism Spectrum Diso...

Nov. 26 should have been snow day

Nov. 26 should have been snow day

Cody Conger, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Sunday morning you wake up to the wind howling and the power in your house not working. You look outside to see a blizzard billowing and covering everything in a blanket of ice. Around noon the power is restored and everything goes back to normal as the blizzard dies down. All you can think to yourself...

Not voting should not be shameful

Not voting should not be shameful

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Voting is a very important right, one that soldiers and civilians alike have fought and died for. However, shaming people for not voting should not be okay. There are six amendments to the Constitution dealing directly with voting, the 15th and 19th, which are the most notable due to the civil righ...

Teachers shouldn’t give homework to students

Teachers shouldn’t give homework to students

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While some may believe that giving students homework is helpful to their education, it is damaging to their mental health. Finland is the country with the top student scores in the world. Their students are given no homework. Finnish students go to school between 9:00-9:45 a.m., and go home by...

Gun rights should be honored in America

Gun rights should be honored in America

Cody Conger, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Second Amendment should be honored, and we should all have the ability to holster arms in our own homes but with some restrictions. If we place restrictions who can purchase and get their hands on firearms, then we can reduce a lot of the trouble present in America. While the U.S. loosely denies access t...

Hate speech not protected by First Amendment

Hate speech not protected by First Amendment

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Hate speech should not be protected by the First Amendment. The definition of “hate speech” by the Merriam-Webster dictionary is speech expressing hatred of a particular group of people. Many say that hate speech, although extremely racist or homophobic, is protected by the First Amendment. However,...

Freewill is an illusion

Freewill is an illusion

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

By definition freewill is, “made or done freely of one’s own accord; voluntarily,” but, what if it doesn’t even exist? From the moment we begin to understand the people surrounding us, we are impressionable. We don’t know any differently than what they tell us because we are so young that we aren...

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