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Is The Homework Worth It?

Is The Homework Worth It?

Kimberly Freitas, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

The Trump Train Derailed

The Trump Train Derailed

Sam Ketchem, Web Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Only three weeks ago, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. In those short few weeks, the federal government has gone into a tailspin. It all started after Trump tweeted about how large the crowd at inauguration was and how the media was “corrupt”. And that is only the start. The...

“And Still, We Rise”

“And Still, We Rise”

Maggie Borland, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On January 21, 2017, over 175,000 people marched in a peaceful protest in Seattle, protesting President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, and marching for women’s rights. Starting at Judkins Park, the event began with Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise,” which soon became the mantra for the...

Junioritis

Junioritis

Kendyl Prentice, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One hundred and ninety five days, the average school year. During this time, juniors are overwhelmed with the stress of SATs, ACTs, and worrying about future schooling. It is so important that students keep their grades up, especially their junior year. Multiple sources have agreed that junior year is...

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