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Value your education: You don’t know how good you have it

Value your education: You don’t know how good you have it

by Lourdes Jack, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Spring 2017

The term sophomore means more than just being in the 10th grade. In Greek, it means that a person is wise, but also foolish. Young teens think they are wise in understanding how the world works, but they are foolish when choosing the right path to take. Having grown up in a different state's schoo...

It’s Time to call foul and teach Grayson Allen a lesson

It’s Time to call foul and teach Grayson Allen a lesson

by Matthew Gelhard, Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Spring 2017

Grayson Allen, a sophomore basketball player at Duke University, has been caught using foul play in his first two years. He has been accused of changing tempos and outcomes in games by engaging in heated shouting matches and even physical altercation such as tripping and grabbing of other players. D...

Top 10 of 2016: Memes & trends that should stay in 2016

Top 10 of 2016: Memes & trends that should stay in 2016

by Tory Spruill, Photo Editor

December 20, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

Dabbing It started with Cam Newton, and progressed to every single teenager looking for a way to say they can dance.  You vs me The pictorial meme created a way for putting down other people. Sure, it creates a mean of self-appreciation, but it shouldn’t be an excuse to make others feel bad about the way they look o...

Top 10 of 2016: Events that changed history

Top 10 of 2016:  Events that changed history

by Summer Etzler, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

This year will go down in history.  We'll remember this year for fake news stories, the election, and more.  Here are my top 10 events that changed America. January 2016 Executive action on guns: In January, President Obama gave a speech proposing to increase gun control in the wake of the Sa...

Celebrate your “Young Life” and make better choices in 2017

Celebrate your “Young Life” and make better choices in 2017

by Kaycee Morris, Reporter

December 13, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

Each year on the first of January, people decide make new year's resolutions to better their lives. Some common ones are to eat healthier, exercise more or curse less. Most people don't follow these decisions after a couple of months. In high school, it's tough keeping yourself on track and sta...

Welcome to the Oval Office, President Trump

Welcome to the Oval Office, President Trump

by Bridget Murphy, Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

All aboard the Trump Train. It is coming in at full speed and the final destination is the White House on January 20, 2017. After months of social media battles, jaw-dropping live debates and scandals, the fight is finally over. On November 8, 2016,  all Americans over the age of 18 were given the...

Why the Electoral College needs to go

Why the Electoral College needs to go

by Grace Weaver, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

This is not just Democratic sour grapes. After every modern election, there is a general cry  for the Electoral College to be dissolved. While I'm not asking for a complete overhaul of the Electoral College, I just want the states to divvy up the electoral votes based on the proportion of the popular...

National & Global Issues: Should this class be required?

National & Global Issues: Should this class be required?

by Victoria Rock, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Many young men and women don’t watch the news often, leaving them clueless as to what is happening around them. National and Global Issues class gives us students a chance to study and develop an understanding of the daily news and key issues around the world. With studying these issues, comes new awarene...

No one should go hungry during Thanksgiving

No one should go hungry during Thanksgiving

by Bailey Davis, Reporter

November 16, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Thanksgiving

In your home, Thanksgiving probably includes all your family members and relatives gathered around a huge table, covered with delicious food, but not everyone has that luxury. Many families in our community have to face financial stress, which makes a Thanksgiving dinner just not possible. But...

Disappointed, recovering, inspired: 5 ways to deal with the election results

Disappointed, recovering, inspired: 5 ways to deal with the election results

by Beau Cameron, Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

On November 8th, Donald Trump won the majority of electoral college votes for President of the United States. For many people of color, Muslims, women, the LGBTQA+ community, and 57 million Americans, this loss was a crushing blow. However, the unwelcome vote doesn't have to define or destroy us, the "lose...

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