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Respect For Leaders We Don’t Like

Respect For Leaders We Don’t Like

JP Wilson, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Let’s be honest: when you hear “respect your leaders” you immediately put a qualification in there, such as, “I will respect them if they share my ideas” or, “I will show them the same amount of respect that they give me.”

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The Art of Saying NO

The Art of Saying NO

Emma Jones, Staff Writer & Social Media Manager

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This Valentine’s day, the question on everyone’s mind is “How do I say no?”

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The Death of New Year’s Resolutions

The Death of New Year’s Resolutions

Kallie Brown, A&E Editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

January 17th is the official Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. Only two and a half weeks into the year, most Americans have already given up on their “New year, new me!” ideas.

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Valentine’s Day: Then and Now

Valentine’s Day: Then and Now

Rachel Van Leeuwen, Opinion Editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Chocolates, hearts, and sappy professions of love are what usually come to mind when we think of Valentine’s Day. In elementary school, Valentine’s Day was something we could actually enjoy.

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Cell Phones: Friend or Foe

Cell Phones: Friend or Foe

Emma Jones, Staff Writer

January 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One of the biggest challenges students have is sitting right next to them; their cell phones. There is an eternal controversy over whether or not students benefit from having a cell phone in class. While it can save a grade in a class, it can also be the cause of student failure.

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Cheers to You

Cheers to You

Rachel Feldman, Student Body President

January 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As we watch the trophy awarded and the net cut down, my friends and I turn to leave. My heart suddenly drops when I look to see the opposing team getting awarded the second place state championship trophy, and instead of clapping and cheering, our student section has turned their backs. At this point, I am at the top of the arena, as I see the student section still turned away. This isn’t right.

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Sage Smith, Staff Writer & Artist

December 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ah, Christmas time, snow is falling in large snowflakes, covering the ground and trees very gently. You turn on the TV to your local news channel, and lo and behold you hear reports of the Christmas madness, The women who stabbed another to get that flat screen TV for a low cost, And you thinking… Yikes.

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Who is Christmas

Who is Christmas

Ben Lyons, Staff Writer

December 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Pine trees, vibrant light bulbs, crackling wrapping paper, and commercialism. I’ll take “what is Christmas” for 200, Alex. Yes! That is correct! But had a contestant answered family, friends, community or even Jesus, they would have been out of any points they had felt entitled to.

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Christmas is NOT a Religion

Christmas is NOT a Religion

Emma Jones, Staff Writer & Social Media Manager

December 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As soon as the weather turns chilly and the leaves have fallen, our minds turn to one thing: the holidays. No matter what you celebrate, the holidays mean ‘time off school’. And if you’re like a large percent of the population, the holidays also means Christmas.

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The Grinch is My Soul Mate

The Grinch is My Soul Mate

Aubrey Tanner, Staff Writer & Artist

December 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Although we’re not green, we can all relate to the Grinch in one way or another. The older we get, the less we appreciate socializing.

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