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Mask or Pass? (Editorial)

QUESTIONABLE PROTECTION: As the pandemic continues, many are beginning to question if masks should be required or not, leaving some to make up excuses. Since limited light has been shined on this topic in the past, it is time to discover who should be wearing a mask and who should not be.
Should there be exemptions to mask wearing in public, including school buildings?
November 2, 2020

Over the past few months, many changes have taken place. One significant change is the addition of masks into nearly everyone’s lives. While many have worn these masks without a second thought, others...

Planning for predicaments: Why we need a standard late policy (Editorial)

A student works late into the night to finish homework, in order to it to be done on time.  The school district does not have a standard late policy, which can cause the students frustration of having different expectations in each class.
February 20, 2020

Picture this: It's Monday. Your favorite English teacher assigns the class an essay with a set due date of Thursday at 11:59. The assignment is to be submitted to Schoology no later than the initial due...

Best to be flexible? The pros and cons of FID (Editorial Face-Off)

Layers of snow and ice cover a local road. When inclement weather makes travel to and from school impossible, is it better to use a Flexible Instruction Day that day or a snow make-up day later in the year? Our two Editors-in-Chief debate this very question.
January 29, 2020

With the possibility of impending weather coming this evening, check out our thoughts on the new Flexible Instruction Days (FID) in this student editorial face-off. For more general information about...

#Protest: Does online social activism actually work? (Editorial)

Video games and controller shown thrown in trash, as social media protests can sometimes be directed towards violent video games.
December 10, 2019

Protests, boycotts, and social activism are staples of our modern society. People have stood together to create change regarding social issues countless times in the past decade. Many protests do actively...

Shopping madness: Teens experience working on Black Friday

The holiday season is often marked by the need to go shopping for presents, especially those that take advantage of Black Friday deals.  But what's it like to be an employee that day?
December 3, 2019

Every year Black Friday has gotten more and more crazy. In 2018, an estimated 116 million people went out looking for deals. A tradition that used to take place solely on the day after Thanksgiving now...

The Christmas Creep: Why can’t we take time to celebrate the fall holidays first? (Editorial)

The holidays are starting to blend together, as demonstrated by the spider lights on the Christmas tree.  Are we rushing the holiday season?
October 26, 2019

Christmas is possibly the most celebrated holiday in America, but when is it acceptable for the celebrations to start?  Some people have already begun their festivities, causing some to be frustrated...

False fall: Horrible weather or nice transitions? (Editorial)

As October comes around,  the changing color of leaves and the temperatures cooling down often get people ready for fall  While the leaves my be changing, the high temperatures have not come to a stop.
October 9, 2019

With the beginning of October arriving, fall festivities are slowly setting in. Halloween decorations are being set up, and pumpkin-flavored food reigns supreme; however, it is still hot enough outside...

Activism and autism: Why Greta Thunberg is important to people on the spectrum (Editorial)

Greta Thunberg testifies in front of the US Congress in mid-September. The sixteen-year-old activist from Sweden has been making headlines for the past six months for her strong stance on climate awareness.
October 7, 2019

One of the biggest names in environmentalism today is a 16-year-old autistic girl, and I, along with other people on the autism spectrum, could not be more excited about it. Research done into the subject...

Piercings: Why are males harassed for their choices? (Editorial)

Piercings are a common part of our culture, however some males face back lash for their choice to get them.
September 25, 2019

Piercings are an ever-growing part of our culture; for many, piercings are a way to express themselves.  I have three piercings myself: two ear piercings and a nose stud. I got piercings because I...

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