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The benefits of New Year’s resolutions

The benefits of New Year’s resolutions

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor

January 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“New year, new me,” thousands of Twitter users halfheartedly claim as the clock strikes midnight. But has anything really changed? With the start of 2016, many pledge to lose weight, save money, and get organized but avoid the effort actually required to change. According to the University of Scranton, ...

Students explore fascism in classic

Students explore fascism in classic

Emma Crampton, Guest Contributor

January 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A fireman on a book burning crusade is at the heart of Ray Bradbury’s award-winning novel Fahrenheit 451; one of the available books for Pre-AP English 1 students to choose for a book report. In this novel,  Guy Montag is a fireman who burns books. The people in Montag’s world do not read, sp...

How to avoid winter break boredom

How to avoid winter break boredom

Sarah Swinford, Guest Contributor

December 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Two weeks without school is something few students would complain about, but with all this free time, boredom can creep in. But don’t succumb to that, instead, here are some things you could do over break. The first option is to volunteer. Volunteering at an animal or homeless shelter is a great...

Good food, bad prices

Good food, bad prices

Ryan Thompson, Guest Contributor

December 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

$1.25, $1.25 for one tiny little cookie, just one. There has got to be a limit, our parents only have so much money after all. Worse, a burger with nothing on it is at least $2.00 not counting the water, milk, or juice you might wash it down with, or the fries, salad, or fruit you would want for a side....

The best way to watch Star Wars

The best way to watch Star Wars

David Figueroa, Guest Contributor

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Back in 1997, George Lucas decided to re-release his original Star Wars masterpieces in theaters in all new, special edition versions. Many fans were ecstatic over the news. For many years, the only possible way to watch the films was through the fairly low quality VHS and Laserdisc versions. The move gav...

Opinion: Always backup your photos on your phone

Opinion: Always backup your photos on your phone

Emma Crampton, Guest Contributor

December 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Imagine 4,000 precious photos of you, your family, your friends, 3 years worth of photos. Gone. Why? Because you didn’t back up your photos to your computer or iCloud. This awful dilemma happened about three weeks ago. The worst part was, it was not even my fault. I did not break my phone, nor did ...

District needs to be done with rezoning

District needs to be done with rezoning

Kirk Niekamp, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The high school siblings walk out of the house. One, a freshman. The other reigns as a senior. Hugs are shared as they turn their separate ways to go to different schools. Same family but rival zones. Here we go again. Another school year. Yet another high school, one more middle school, and two more el...

Convenient giving sold as charity

Convenient giving sold as charity

Reilly Martens, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The holidays often inspire a sense of charity into the hearts of many, but for some this seems to be the only time of year which they feel generous. While giving back during the holiday season is a wonderful and necessary thing to do, the practice seems to have an expiration date for most come the new year...

School needs to hold more pep rallies

School needs to hold more pep rallies

Imani Jones, Guest Contributor

December 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

After Homecoming, Pink Out and Senior Night for fall sports, the season of pep rallies is basically over as there is only more scheduled for the rest of the school year. That’s not nearly enough as the school should have more pep rallies. All of the school’s pep rallies are crammed into the first few m...

Problems with passwords

Problems with passwords

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Passwords are the keys to our social media accounts, our mobile devices, our college application profiles, and even our banking accounts. And with the increasing digitalization of information, they have essentially become the keys into our lives. Access to our online identity, academic future, and financial ...

A vote for year-round school

A vote for year-round school

David Figueroa, Guest Contributor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It starts with Thanksgiving break, the first in a series of hard earned breaks, that give students an excuse to lie back and enjoy days away from school. Now, with their brains back in school mode, students can begin to look forward to winter break, the second big break of the school year. Yes, th...

Longing for the libraries of yesteryear

Longing for the libraries of yesteryear

Megan Lin, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Students are looking for a nice, quiet place to study for that history test. The cafeteria is incredibly loud so they head to the library. Little do they know, the library isn’t as peaceful as it might seem. As they walk in, they see clusters of other students scattered all throughout the room....

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