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YouTube’s policy change strikes outrage among small YouTubers

YouTube’s policy change strikes outrage among small YouTubers

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2018

Small YouTubers were outraged last week when YouTube released new guidelines to their Partner Program. The YouTube Partner Program allows YouTube channels to make money through Google AdSense. Once a channel becomes part of the program, YouTube places ads before or during that channel’s videos....

Golden Globes fraught with hypocrisy

Golden Globes fraught with hypocrisy

Lizzy Lee, Staff Reporter/Cartoonist

January 10, 2018

This year’s golden globes had some amazing results, but the feel for the event was shadowed by a large political premise. That being the hypocrisy of the entertainment industry. For the whole night, women and men alike wore black to the red carpet to protest sexual abuse in the entertainment industry....

YouTuber’s recent upload unforgivable

YouTuber’s recent upload unforgivable

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2018

To continue his vlogs during his time in Tokyo, YouTuber Logan Paul uploaded a video of a suicide victim in Aokigahara, Japan’s ‘suicide forest.’ Paul had the audacity to walk onto hallowed land and make a mockery of a dead body that he found hanging there. He has received a large amount...

Net neutrality laws should remain intact

Net neutrality laws should remain intact

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017

Imagine something similar to the school’s barracuda web filter popping up when you open Netflix because your parents only paid for news websites. Though nothing like that could happen at this point in time, similar situations could potentially occur if net neutrality was repealed. In recent weeks,...

Trump’s mention of religion after shooting futile

Trump’s mention of religion after shooting futile

Isaiah Schindler, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017

President Donald J. Trump addressed a shocked nation during his first stop in Tokyo after a gunman killed 25 people and injured 20 others at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Nov. 6. Trump claimed at the end of his speech that “all of America is praying to God to help the wounded...

Crocodiles experience inhumane treatment

Crocodiles experience inhumane treatment

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

October 31, 2017

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has been creating bags, shoes and wallets that are created from crocodiles. Along with other companies such as Prada and Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton uses crocodile farms in Vietnam to get the skin, as illustrated by a video produced by PETA. In these farms, crocodiles are crammed into enclo...

Spirit Day name changes unnecessary

Spirit Day name changes unnecessary

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017

Spirit days are supposed to be a time of light-hearted fun. They are supposed to gauge the school spirit that each class shares. However, they should not be steeped in controversy, like this year’s spirit days. There were two spirit days that were changed as a result of controversy. Through the...

Teens need to take charge of healthy eating

Teens need to take charge of healthy eating

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2017

Despite former first lady Michelle Obama’s valiant efforts to combat obesity by reforming school lunch guidelines, teens are still not fueling their bodies properly. According to the CDC, from 2011-2014, 20.5 percent of 12 to 19-year-olds in the United States fell into the obese category. Even yo...

Vegan-shaming should be stopped

Vegan-shaming should be stopped

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017

Being a vegetarian for around six years allows for time to understand that when you tell people you're a vegetarian, you're going to get some comments. While those comments may just be curiosity, there's always going to be that one person who says something rude. The same is true with veganism....

Spring break is a well deserved break for students

Spring break is a well deserved break for students

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2017

Throughout the year, we have multiple breaks including breaks for Thanksgiving, winter and summer. One other break that we have coming up is spring break. This year, spring break will begin on March 18 and end on March 26. Spring break is placed very well. Spring break can be used as a little...

In honor of International Women’s Day: Date yourself, instead

In honor of International Women’s Day: Date yourself, instead

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017

In honor of International Women’s Day, I thought it was time we brought up the idea of “dating” yourself. While it may sound weird, dating yourself is the process of finding peace with being on your own. Many teenage girls tend to rely on significant others and friends heavily for support in all...

Students deserve more freedom

Students deserve more freedom

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor

March 3, 2017

With the importance of broadening ones’ horizons, taking a rigorous course load, all while maintaining a high GPA so frequently stressed to high school students, it would be logical to conclude that the brunt of teachers’ focus should be on students’ understanding and retaining of information being...

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