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Anxiety and stress caused by tests

Bayler Brundage, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018


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During school, tests are one of the main causes of stress and anxiety. According the American Test Anxiety Association, about 20% of students suffer from anxiety from tests. In high school, I have about four tests per week. When thinking about a test I begin stressing about all the things that coul...

Teacher hall pass policies

Iris Brucker, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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Being able to use the restroom and get a drink of water during class should be a natural right of a High School student. To relieve and quench your thirst to better your learning is very important. However not being able to do such activities less than four times a quarter is definitely limiting students...

Why is parliamentary debate important?

Clara Brady, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


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Clubs are an important aspect of high school. They help students grow skills that are not only important to them, they can be fun too. One club that excels with this is speech and debate. Speech and debate teaches students how to argue and write arguments, research and speak publicly. Speech and ...

Shining a light

Zoe Barnett, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


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“Heathers: The Musical” shines a light on suicide and mental health. But some can’t handle the intense talk about those topics, either because of personal experiences or they just don’t feel comfortable talking about the hard to explore topics. For those that have no clue what “Heathers...

I am pro-woman and pro-life

I am pro-woman and pro-life

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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In today’s cultural climate it is automatically assumed that if you are pro-life there is no way you can also be pro-woman. As long as this argument prevails, there is little chance that we can participate in a meaningful and productive discussion that is built upon science and facts. If we do not...

The truth about today’s teens

The truth about today’s teens

Kaleigh Henderson, Staff reporter

October 19, 2018


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There are many misconceptions that adults have of teenagers, specifically from older adults. They think that every teenager is the same: rude, selfish, spoiled, and disrespectful. They think that just because a person fits into the group of humans that is between 13 and 19 years old, they immediately ...

Are Bert and Ernie gay and does it matter?

Are Bert and Ernie gay and does it matter?

Orion Forest, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


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Recently there has been a conversation surrounding the beloved Sesame Street friends Bert and Ernie. The idea of Bert and Ernie being gay has been around since the show first aired in 1969, but the discussion really picked up after a writer Mark Saltzer made a comment about it in an interview. "I...

Consumer’s responsibility

Consumer’s responsibility

Matilda Milner, Copy Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Opinions

The past week has been a kick in the gut, leaving the American people with the wind knocked out of them. Whether a political junkie or a casual observer of the news, the name Brett Kavanaugh would have darkened the screen of your phone, tablet, or television in recent days. His story is textbook, he...

Coming Out

Coming Out

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Media, Opinions, Photo, The People, Top Stories

Today is the 30th Annual National Coming Out Day! Quick history lesson - National Coming Out Day was born on the first anniversary of the march on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place on October 11, 1987. Over half a million people participated. This event also resulted in the founding...

No place in our schools

No place in our schools

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Gun Control, Gun Violence, Media, Opinions, Photo, Politics, The People, Top Stories

*** real name is not used in this article to protect the privacy of the child. Last week at my little sister's elementary school a student brought a toy gun to class and pointed it at and shot bullet darts at classmates. This was right after recess and only a number of students had returned to their ...

Mass shootings define our generation

Mass shootings define our generation

Wally Milner, Coverage Editor

June 8, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Gun Control, Gun Violence, Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

There has been yet another school shooting. This time in Santa Fe, Texas. It all feels so familiar. The scene. The victims. The parade of news reports. The vigils and the names take on the dull hue of an endless procession.   So familiar is it, indeed, that it has become almost a part of the sch...

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