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Turn the beat around: Why school dances could use some improvement

Turn the beat around: Why school dances could use some improvement

Jaci Monroe, Assistant Editor
January 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, School News, Top Stories

School dances are a pretty prominent part of high school pop culture and a lot work goes into making these events attendance worthy; from the decor to the attire to the drink selections every aspect of the dance is carefully selected. The most important of these aspects by far is the music selections.... Read more »

The Refugee Flood

The Refugee Flood

Chelsea Conway, Staff Writer
December 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion, The World Around Us

Syrian refugees are flooding out of their homes and into Europe and the US, the majority of them Muslim, and Obama is calling for more to come. The US already has a terrorist problem and letting more Muslims or people in general into the country is not going to help the situation. Not all terrorists... Read more »

Christmas Madness

Tyler Davis, Staff Writter
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Christmas decorations make up a major part in the holiday atmosphere. Driving around a suburban neighborhood and looking at the colorful lights strung on the rooftops of houses is an event every child should experience. However, the people who set up these Christmas items at the beginning of November... Read more »

How not to act in the theater

Paige James
November 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The lights in the theater dim, and phone screens light up, candy wrappers are crumpled and muffled voices are heard. When at the theater, cell phones should be turned off, or on silent. If you receive a text or phone call during the show, wait until intermission or the show is over to reply. It's... Read more »

Moment of Silence

Tyler Davis, Staff Writer
September 15, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The moment of silence is placed in the announcements during the Pledge of Allegiance so the students may remember Americas’ heroes who both fought and died for freedom in some way. It is polite as well as respectful to participate in the silence during this period of time. However, teachers must not... Read more »

Flag Frenzy

Flag Frenzy

Tyler Davis, Staff Writer
September 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Lately, the country has been divided over the controversial opinion on whether or not it should be illegal for the Confederate flag (the flag which symbolized the southern states during the Civil war) to be sold or flown by the public. Students who are against the idea of the flag being illegal are now... Read more »

So why can’t I get my schedule changed?

So why can’t I get my schedule changed?

Natalie Aguirre, Editor-in-chief
September 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, School News

Walking down the halls during the first weeks of school it is common to hear other classmates complaining about their schedule or complaining that they can’t get out of a certain class. The counselor’s office is flooded with students holding orange slips and counselor aids walk down the hall with... Read more »

Media filters top stories

Jaci Monroe, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Many American citizens have become increasingly unaware of world events because of the media's filtered news stories. This filtering has blinded the American population to other cultures and important events worldwide. Upon a conversation with a Spanish foreign exchange student, it was made apparent... Read more »

What’s in a name?

Shea Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
March 6, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A definition. An identity. A curse. There are things we associate with names; attitude, actions, feelings. No matter how much we may dislike them, they are a part of us, a small definition of who we are. My name is Shea (pronounced Sh-ay). My parents didn't find out I was going to be a girl.... Read more »

Cigarettes Cause Controversy

Cigarettes Cause Controversy

Natalie Aguirre, Print Editor
January 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion

You walk to your car and you see a puff of grey smoke rise from nameless faces. The stick they hold between their fingers encases your car with its stench. Walking by, you hold your breath and pray you don’t smell like cigarettes when you get home. You get into your car and wait for them to leave and... Read more »

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