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Things that work in a relationship

Things that work in a relationship

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2015

Several students have boyfriends or girlfriends, and their motives behind why they do are versatile. Some may date because they’re getting to know someone that’s attractive. Others may date to try and figure out who will be the person they will be with forever. No matter whether the reason as to...

Web Filters and Administration Access Too Restrictive?

Web Filters and Administration Access Too Restrictive?

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2014

Being a movie maker, there are several programs that I want on my computer that relate to those things. So as I’m downloading them a box pops up that says, “You need administration access to install this file.” The programs that I want to install were not asked to install by a teacher, but they...

Students should show more empathy

Jacey Schaffer, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2014

I think people should be more empathic towards other people, some people automatically judge everyone in a negative way. I know we have a very accepting school, and that it’s not nearly as judgmental and insensitive as other schools, but I think we could be better. I know for a fact that some girls...

Our mascot: not something to be proud of

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

November 5, 2014

Imagine what would happen if our school’s mascot was the Asians. The logo could be a Chinese guy holding a calculator, and we would be encouraged to dress up as Asians to show school spirit. This would be considered highly offensive, wouldn’t it? If this as a mascot would be taken as racist, why...

The Problems with Modern Music

The Problems with Modern Music

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2014

Several popular songs I listen to on the radio are sad things to hear. While I will admit that some songs are fine because of the beat and the actual music behind the lyrics, the lyrics themselves are another story. They’re trashy, sexual, and just flat out lazy. There is nothing inspirational behind...

Unnecessary class punishment

Jacey Schaffer, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014

It really irritates me when teachers punish the whole class when only a few students were doing something wrong. The other day, sections of my class were talking, and the teacher just stopped what he was doing and watched the clock. He didn’t really say anything, and when the students quieted down...

Teaching with humor goes a long way

Jacey Schaffer, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2014

We all know how hard it is to get through a school day. You might have really hard classes, Musical, a job, and sports. So this could make you stay up pretty late and make you sleep deprived. So when you go to school and you have to listen to teachers drone on and on about something boring, you just ...

Traditional gender roles outdated

Traditional gender roles outdated

Raina Basso, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2014

Too often you see people belittle women and make them out to be the weaker, inferior sex. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, as females are capable of doing what they please, just as males are. History has always portrayed women as submissive, “perfect housewives.” While this isn’t as...

Self- Esteem on another level

Self- Esteem on another level

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2014

When giving people compliments, some may give several different answers. Some people say, “Thank you,” some people joke and say things like, “I know I am,” and other people say, “Whatever, no I’m not.” Everyone’s confidence levels are on totally different terms. So why can some people...

Recent junior English assignment opens an eye

Recent junior English assignment opens an eye

Hannah Baxter, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2014

Recently, junior English classes have been studying Puritan life styles as well as watching the modern screen play “The Crucibles” to show the life of a Puritan. Watching the screen play showed not only Puritan lifestyle but natural human behaviors. One of which being fear. My eyes were really...

Musical based off religious story poses questions

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

September 5, 2014

Ahh, musical season again. Everyone involved is getting excited for auditions and cannot wait until the show starts, but not everyone thinks that this year’s musical is necessarily a very good show to be putting on. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is based on the biblical story of Joseph...

Accept people despite religion

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

May 2, 2014

Everyone has their own unique beliefs on different topics, whether it be religious or secular. But we are all flawed, we all have imperfections, so why should we be judging others' beliefs and trying to bring them down? If you are atheist, why spend so much time and effort into trashing religions...

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