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Rethink What You Drink

Rethink What You Drink

Cole Eydt, Staff Profile

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Poland Springs is a giant water bottling company in New England that is run by Nestle. In 2008, this company made $3.5 billion dollars in sales from bottled water. so why should we boycott an industry that is so successful? and how will it affect us? People truly believe that bottled water is safer...

To Kill A Mockingbird Controversy

To Kill A Mockingbird Controversy

Enid Gonzalez, Staff Writter

January 4, 2018


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The book To Kill A Mockingbird is a very controversial book because of the content and the words that are used in it. Many people question if it should be taught in schools. Although, the book has won many different awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Quill award for Audio book.  ...

What Is Net Neutrality?

What Is Net Neutrality?

Aidan Simpson, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Net Neutrality is a concept foreign to many young people, assuming it either won't impact them, or the effect of its destruction will be minor enough to brush off without any real thought. This could not be further from the truth, as the impact will take only 30 days to take hold and the moment it does...

Is The Homework Worth It?

Is The Homework Worth It?

Kimberly Freitas, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Overwhelming amounts of homework are causing students to devalue their learning. Recent studies suggest that high schoolers spend an average of 17.5 hours on homework each week. That’s 3.5 hours of homework per day. All that time spent on homework takes time way from relationships and extra-curricular activiti...

Opinions On Politics

Opinions On Politics

Kimberly Freitas, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Politics. The topic we all just can’t wait to talk about. In reality, some of us would rather avoid this testy topic. Usually it's because we don’t like confrontation, or we can’t handle the pressure of standing for what we believe. Or perhaps, it is because we don’t feel like it’s that imp...

Suicide And Depression Effects Everyone

Suicide And Depression Effects Everyone

Jaden Foster, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Every day, there is an average of 3,470 suicide attempts by teenagers in grades 9-12 in the United States. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for kids ages 12-18 and with every suicide, there are an average of 25 attempts that have not succeeded. Teen suicide rates have continued to increase...

What’s Up With Huck?

What’s Up With Huck?

Brooke Dolleman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The word once used to devalue human life, today lightly passed around from friend to friend. It fills our ears with each trap song we hear and fills our mouth with each word we sing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bashing anyone’s music choice because I’m hip and I keep up with these latest bops...

Why America Needs Gun Control

Why America Needs Gun Control

Sam Ketchem, Web Editor

October 24, 2017


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Sandy Hook, Charleston, Roseburg, Orlando, Las Vegas. These are just some of the 1,518 mass shootings the US has had since December of 2012. These have led to a death toll of over 1,700, with 6,000 wounded. They affect everyone: schools, offices, homes, and communities. No one is safe from guns. After...

The Trump Mess

The Trump Mess

Sam Ketchem, Web Editor

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Trump presidency is a mess, and that’s almost an understatement. He has only been in office 139 days, but it feels like 9000. Every day, we see more scandals and failures in policy decisions. And it’s only gotten worse. He keeps digging himself into a hole. Twitter has not been his friend While...

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