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Thirteen ways Thirteen Reasons Why missed the mark

Thirteen ways Thirteen Reasons Why missed the mark

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Whittemore
April 25, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Based on the popular 2007 book by Jay Asher, the Netflix show Thirteen Reasons Why is taking the internet - and the school - by storm. While many viewers hold the show in high regards, complementing the acting, the production and the message among other things, others - specifically those who suffer ...

Against our will

Against our will

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
April 24, 2017
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Forcing people to sit down for hours on end, not being allowed to speak, eat and perform mentally straining tasks on little sleep seems like a form of torture. This is the reality for high school students in the month of May. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams begin in early May and...

Carrying the weight of the future on your back

Carrying the weight of the future on your back

Caleb Franzen, Assistant Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinions

On the first day of school, everything starts out light. We go to school with the basic necessities in our backpacks, and get settled in for the long months ahead of us. “I remember on the first day of school this year, all I brought with me in my backpack was some sheets of paper and a couple...

Best friends left behind

Best friends left behind

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
April 18, 2017
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A day filled with back-to-back tests and afternoon activities is typical for teenagers, and it can be comforting to come home to a loving pet. In many people’s lives, a pet is the equivalent of a sibling, or is simply their best friend. “My cats mean an almost ridiculous amount to me,” Elise Hlad...

Trump vs. the media

Trump vs. the media

Philip Chan, Opinions Section Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Politics

Americans face an unfortunate dilemma. Today, we not only have an executive branch with a historically-low approval rating, but our approval of mass media news, the power-checking fourth branch of government, has hit a new low as well. When the information doesn’t match, who should Americans trust? ...

Bombs aren’t the answer

Bombs aren’t the answer

Connor Maloney, Sports Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Opinions

In wake of yesterday being the day that our newly appointed President Donald Trump dropped a bomb on an intricate ISIS tunnel system in Afghanistan, I will be the first to say that, especially as a high school senior and soon-to-be 18 year old, my (and others in a similar situation to me) future is in q...

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, 2017
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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017
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...

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