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Society overreacts to Ebola

Society overreacts to Ebola

Christian Nicholson, Online Editor
October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Everyone is very aware of the recent Ebola cases in Dallas. In fact, it is the only medical issue most people in the United States are concerned with. It is constantly discussed, and always worried about. Whether its walking down the halls, or taking a stroll through the park, talk of Ebola is prevalent... Read more »

College visits bring insight for future plans

College visits bring insight for future plans

Shea Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
September 25, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

A week ago, I was set on attending The University of Alabama. I was infatuated with the idea of Division 1 athletics, a football program with 15 National Championships, over 30,000 students and a fresh start far away from home. I bought all sorts of propaganda, t-shirts, jackets, sunglasses, car decals,... Read more »

Pep rally tradition stirs debate

Pep rally tradition stirs debate

Abby Shaffer, Staff Writer
September 12, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Among the many traditions at Randall High School, one of them is booing the freshman class during pep rallies. While some faculty members and administrators encourage upperclassmen to put this tradition to rest, many students see it as a harmless right of passage. Every student, at one time or... Read more »

Vandals strike Tascosa, Amarillo High, Randall students suspected

Vandals strike Tascosa, Amarillo High, Randall students suspected

Shea Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
September 4, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Property on campuses of Amarillo High and Tascosa high schools were vandalized over the Labor Day weekend. Black spray paint scrawled across both campuses’ spelling out the letters “RHS” were found when students returned to school Tuesday. Not only is this prank an illegal activity, it reflects... Read more »

Amarillo plunges back into the dust bowl

Amarillo plunges back into the dust bowl

Breanna Bassett, Staff Writer
April 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Everybody’s talking about it. It fills their lungs. It gets in their teeth. They feel it in their sinuses. They feel it hit their face. They hate Amarillo. They want to move. Nothing good is said about the dust. It’s getting tiring for Amarillo citizens. Yesterday the National Weather Service... Read more »

Apple’s progress disappoints consumers

Apple’s progress disappoints consumers

Breanna Bassett, Staff Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Technology & Apps

Essentially, Apple produced one product in the past decade. You can buy it in a small, (iPod Nano), a medium (iPhone) and a large (iPad). Everybody anticipated the release of each product. They couldn’t wait to exercise with their iTunes music resounding in their ears, or play Doodle Jump for endless... Read more »

Licensed sophomores ask for change to extended lunch policy

Licensed sophomores ask for change to extended lunch policy

Breanna Bassett, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Last year the school decided to change the attendance policy. Instead of implementing the rule that students should be allowed to miss three days of school and be exempt from their semester tests, students are now rewarded with extended lunch for being present every day for every three week period. Juniors... Read more »

Cheerleading is a sport

Tiahna Brecheisen, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The Merriam Webster's Dictionary's definition of a sport is "a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other," yet there is still controversy as to whether or not cheerleading is a sport. As a competitive cheerleader,... Read more »

Ellen Page moves audience with revealing speech

Natalie Aguirre, Staff writer
February 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion

At The Human Rights Foundation's inaugural Time to Thrive conference actress Ellen Page presented the audience with a speech she used to publicize her sexuality. In her speech she talks about how the organization inspired her as well as many other young people around the nation. The Time to Thrive... Read more »

Reading develops human knowledge

Tiahna Brecheisen, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With technology advancing quickly, books are becoming a thing of the past. Fewer and fewer people want to take the time to pick up a paperback and read it cover to cover, they'd much rather play on cellphones, watch T.V. and play on the computer. Choosing to do this, however, is harming them more than... Read more »