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It’s there for a reason: fasten your seatbelts

It’s there for a reason: fasten your seatbelts

Ji Hyun An, Head Print Manager
March 13
Filed under Opinions

You’re on a road trip with your friends. You are about to head down a dusty and dry highway and want to feel a bit more free-spirited. Rolling down your window all the way, you feel  the powerful and refreshing breeze. You let your hair down and let it whip in the wind. Then you make one caustic mista...

Commander-in-chief told no

Commander-in-chief told no

Taylor Wright, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Uncategorized

An interesting turn of events occurred when President Donald Trump's first choice for the position of National Security Adviser, Robert Harward,  turned down the position due to internal conflicts. He announced publicly, two days after being offered the position, that after careful deliberation he c...

Sexual Predator wins Oscar

Sexual Predator wins Oscar

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
March 1
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

  Sunday night, Casey Affleck won Best Actor at the 2017 Oscars for his role in “Manchester by the Sea,” despite major controversy of his nomination due to his sexual harassment charges. In 2010, Affleck was accused of sexually harassing producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena G...

A cracking nation

A cracking nation

Taylor Wright, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Opinions

Controversy over the current state of the newly elected officials in the American government only seems to grow as we get further into Mr. Donald Trump’s presidency. With the appointment of Mrs. Betsy DeVos as the new Secretary of Education the Senate has been left split down the middle as Democrats at...

Crossing Senate lines

Crossing Senate lines

Nalini Oliver
February 21
Filed under Opinions

With a slew of controversial cabinet choices, strong words soon characterized the debate of allowing Jeff Sessions to become the Attorney General on Feb. 7. While reading the letter of Coretta Scott King, Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced under Rule 19 of the Senate. While discussing topics such as Session’s history towards th...

Finals only seem impossible until they are done

Finals only seem impossible until they are done

Ji Hyun An
February 1
Filed under Opinions

All high school students face it. Finals week. In most cases, it is a time of pain, anxiety and tears. You have exams to cram for, papers to write and presentations to give--all of which might determine if you pass or fail a class. Here are some tips that might help you pass this week with less stress...

Super Bowl LI: What to Expect?

Super Bowl LI: What to Expect?

Caleb Franzen, Assistant Sports Editor
February 1
Filed under Athletics, Opinions

Starting off with the Patriots, this will be their third Super Bowl appearance in the last six years, which means they have experience and a team that knows how to win. Led by quarterback Tom Brady, who has led the team on a tear since returning from suspension (12-2), the Pats are looking for their ...

Is Anybody Listening?

Is Anybody Listening?

Ji Hyun An
January 19
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Imagine. You’re walking down the street, going home after a long day of school. Nothing could make this tiring and boring walk better than plugging in your earbuds and listening to your favorite song, “I can’t hear you” by Dead Weather. Turning up the volume, you jam out. You pace yourself to t...

Trump continues to make inexperienced cabinet choices

Trump continues to make inexperienced cabinet choices

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
January 18
Filed under Opinions, Politics

President-elect Donald Trump has made his nominations for who should be in his cabinet, and they couldn’t be more ironic. Rex Tillerson (who has “close Russian ties”) has been chosen for Secretary of State, and Scott Pruitt (who is a close ally of the fossil fuel industry) has been chosen for the Environ...

Trump’s Detrimental Cabinet Choices

Trump’s Detrimental Cabinet Choices

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
January 18
Filed under Opinions, Politics

Since Nov. 8, when Donald Trump was announced presidential-elect, there have been rumors that he “conned” the whole nation with his campaign’s racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism, transphobia, sexism and islamophobia. While this would be quite exciting, after Nov. 12, the possibility of Tru...

Unwanted extra snow

Unwanted extra snow

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
January 12
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Predictions of light snow were thrown out the window when inches of ice and snow lined the streets Dec. 14. Cars and buses were stuck, and those lucky enough to be driving experienced a commute time that was hours longer than usual. With four snowstorms this winter, students are starting to lose interest...

Say goodbye to healthcare

Say goodbye to healthcare

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
January 10
Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

The Republicans and GOP have been trying to defund any health service that saves people’s lives just because it is funded by the government or it does not benefit themselves. The GOP has ruthlessly been trying to shutdown the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as they so nicely renamed it, sinc...

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