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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...

Thanksgiving 2016: We need a day of healing, no matter who is in the White House

Thanksgiving 2016: We need a day of healing, no matter who is in the White House

by Savannah Sitler, Emily Sherwood, Reporters

November 14, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

The past 18 months of anger and partisanship has taken a huge toll on the United States. Everyone has taken sides, constantly arguing and proving themselves to each other. November has been dreaded since the election process began. Now we look forward to another national November event. Thanksgiving is ...

Veterans Day is every day: Why I stand for the Pledge

Veterans Day is every day: Why I stand for the Pledge

by Brandon Cooper, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

With police brutality, the election results, and the frustrating way the country is (or is not) operating, I completely understand why some choose to exercise their right to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if some wanted to lay on the floor during the Pledge....

Advice for what the presidential candidates should be talking about

Advice for what the presidential candidates should be talking about

by Victoria Rock, Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Many of us are frustrated and angry. It's just a week  to Election Day, and our candidates are more focused on destroying on another's reputations than discussing real issues. According to a poll by the American Psychological Association many people that are focused on this election are stressed out. As a high school student, I know that many of us are excited to start...

High school vs. Middle school: Was the transition as bad as everyone says?

High school vs. Middle school: Was the transition as bad as everyone says?

by Taylor Holmes and Grace Gaydosh

October 20, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Looming lockers, intimidating bullies, big and scary buildings. When you’re in 8th grade, high school seems like a terrifying experience. High school and middle school are very different. With all of the fun high school has to offer, there are also a lot of responsibilities. The transition, while traumatic...

Why I don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

Why I don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

by Summer Etzler, Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Ever since the beginning of my junior year, I stopped standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. I was hesitant to do this because I was worried about what others would think of me. I knew it would be a risky protest, but I want to make others aware of why I am protesting. There has been a controversy in the media ab...

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