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New dress code prevents personal style

New dress code prevents personal style

by Emily DiPasquale, Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion

A new dress code (Policy 439) was revised on July 2018 to state that students may not wear head coverings (hats and hoodies). The policy was also revised to have gender neutral language. Many students were surprised with the new dress code, and some had not even heard about it until they stepped foo...

Later school start times: When will they happen?

Later school start times: When will they happen?

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion

Countless numbers of high school students stay up late each night trying to balance school and extracurricular activities and then have to turn around after an average of fewer than six hours of sleep and start their days once more. According to Ms. Dawn Murphy, psychology and history teacher, ...

Forsaken: Destiny 2’s latest expansion

Forsaken: Destiny 2’s latest expansion

by Tyler Roman, Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion

Destiny 2: Forsaken released September 4 is the game’s third major content expansion. It brought new story, new lore, new locations, new characters, some recognizable old characters, a plethora of sweet sweet loot, and has been a major success in improving the game. A general warning though, t...

Athletes should be given more flexibility with homework deadlines

Athletes should be given more flexibility with homework deadlines

by Bailey Spore, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Participating in high school sports is not easy. With practices every day and games or meets once or twice a week, many student-athletes struggle to balance school work and sports. I have had track meets where I don’t get home until 10:00 at night. By the time I shower and eat dinner, it’s 11:30. A...

Class of 2022 shares their first impressions

Class of 2022 shares their first impressions

by Emily Lotito, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion

On September 4, the Class of 2022 started their four-year journey in high school. Students got lost in the halls. Teachers handed out their syllabi and their new rules and expectations for the class.  “I expected to get hazed a lot by upperclassmen and get pushed around a lot.  I also didn't ex...

Nike’s “Dream Crazy” ad featuring Kaepernick receives backlash, but proves a good business move

Nike’s “Dream Crazy” ad featuring Kaepernick  receives backlash, but proves a good business move

by William Quansah and Erich Miller

September 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion

Nike, the worldwide leader in the sports industry, has been under fire for their recent ad “Dream Crazy,” celebrating the 30 year anniversary of their “Just Do It” campaign. The ad is narrated by professional football player Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick tells the stories of athletic giant...

No sweat: Gym should not be required for athletes

No sweat:  Gym should not be required for athletes

by Emily Webb, Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Amidst all of the excitement of the new school year, one thing has not changed -- gym class. For decades, students have replaced school clothes with running shoes and braved a semester of enforced physical activity. From haphazard volleyball games to the dreaded PACER Test, gym class is familiar to all...

As weather cancellations increase, moving outdoor sports inside might be the answer

As weather cancellations increase, moving outdoor sports inside might be the answer

by Ethan Hart, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

This fall 2018 sports season, at least one sporting event a week has been canceled. The constant postponement of games and practices has had a negative effect on all teams, ranging from their on-field performance to their chemistry. Given that these weather cancellations are becoming more common with t...

Juniors beware: Are you ready to face these trials of junior year?

Juniors beware: Are you ready to face these trials of junior year?

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

My fellow juniors: It’s a universally-known fact that junior year is the toughest year in high school. It can seem like everything is happening at once, that you have a mountain of work to do to prepare for college, and that your future is approaching at break-neck speed. It is true that juniors are...

Breakfast of champions: Why we need to eat in the morning

Breakfast of champions: Why we need to eat in the morning

by Haley Enders, Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion

I learned about the importance of breakfast the hard way. I don't have a degree in health and nutrition (or anything for that matter), but I can tell you from personal experience that not eating right has had negative consequences. Up until freshman year, I never ate lunch or breakfast, and eventually I ...

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