Caught looking: What impact will the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal have on all major sports? (Editorial)

Baseball is at the center of a major controversy, looking at the role of cheating in professional sports., as more and more has come to light regarding the Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

Jarrett Wilson, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

When many sports fans think of scandals, they immediately go to the New England Patriots in the NFL but that very well may not be the case anymore. The Astros appear to have completely ruined the public's view on themselves and Major League Baseball with their latest scandal, resulting in 3 MLB managers...

Joker: Preparing instead of preventing (Editorial)

Ayb Graham, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

With the release of Joker, a controversial movie featuring scenes of violence and harassment, many have taken it upon themselves to point out the type of actions that could come with a bold movie. Many fear that the movie will encourage violence, with multiple news sites publishing updates warning...

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.

Ayb Graham, Staff Writer

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 that people can go out and pick out a pumpkin in shorts and t-shirt.  While fall has officially been going on for ...

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.

Ayb Graham, Staff Writer

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 liked the way they looked, and I thought they added character. I liked the idea of having something t...

We shouldn’t love likes: What Instagram likes really mean

Parker Shabala, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

With Instagram being one of the most popular social media platforms today, it is no wonder that many young people feel pressured to compete for likes.  In high school especially, teenagers feel the need to fit in. Whether it’s body image, clothes, or social status, they are searching for acceptan...

Participation grades: punishment for introverts? (Editorial)

Participation grades may seem like an easy way to give students point. However, for many students, this hurts them more than it helps.

Heidi Heinlein, Perspectives Writer

May 29, 2018

The point of participation grades is to give students credit for actively working in class, but it is often measured in how many times you answer questions aloud. It would seem then that sharing your thoughts determines if you are paying attention. This may not be a problem for some, but you ...

Just a word, or so much more? (Editorial)

Words' meanings have changed a lot over time. Today, many of the curse words we use have lost the harsh undertones they are paired with and people aren't as bothered as they used to be.

Heidi Heinlein, Perspectives Writer

April 19, 2018

During our childhood, we hear about the 'forbidden' words. These words may include phrases like "shut up" or "crap," but they are all words we are not allowed to say. Over the years, these prohibited words have grown more and more common, and people have grown more and more used to it. When walking the halls or...

Is protesting effective? (Editorial)

Protesters gather on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg to advocate for gun control during a March for Our Lives event on March 14.

Josetta Checkett, Perspectives Writer

April 12, 2018

On March 11, a crowd of protestors met on the Carlisle Courthouse steps. On March 14, students all over the country walked out of their schools armed with signs and solidarity. On March 24, thousands of Americans went to D.C., determined, devoted, and done with being pushed aside. The examples above re...

Water Isn’t Wet; How can it be?

Reese Daugherty, Perspectives Writer

April 10, 2018

It can often be difficult to keep up with social media but recently one debate has been extremely prominent among teenagers and young adults. It has divided and brought together people from all walks of life, sparked numerous heated debates, and probably even parted seas: Is water wet? If you aren’...

Water is Wet–Soaking, Sopping, Wet

Ashley Ivanoff, Perspectives Editor

April 10, 2018

Imagine, a fish underwater, swimming in the sea, then, all the sudden, he takes a bite and is pulled from the water in which he lived. Now, holding that writhing fish in your hands, he’s sopping wet. So, wouldn’t he still be wet while he’s in the water? The debate may have begun to die out but, he...

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