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Trump refusing debate

Gracie Scannel
February 16, 2016
Filed under Speak Up

Primaries are coming up for our next presidential election, and with that comes the debate as to who our next president should be. Whether an individual is a Republican or a Democrat, they have obviously been paying attention to the polls, inevitably for both sides. One of the candidates that has...

Is dating a thing of the past?

Colette Tangney
February 16, 2016
Filed under Opinions

"No dude, we just have a thing." Generic and abstract, this phrase has become the adopted cliche phrase for teens and relationships inquires. Leading to confusing stances, 'having a thing' seems to entail a variety of definitions; all of which seem to have the same commonality: avoiding commitment. What's...

‘Feminism’ carries wrong connotations

Kelly McCarthy
January 20, 2016
Filed under Online only, Opinions

In recent years, one of the bigger social equality movements has been feminism. This movement is beneficial not just for women and girls in privileged countries, but, even more importantly, also for women and girls in lesser developed countries. Contrary to what a large portion of our society believes,...

Students battle with finding the balance between sleep and school

Kelly McCarthy
January 20, 2016
Filed under Online only, Opinions

The most common phrase I hear when walking through the halls of our seemingly sleep-deprived school is "I'm so tired" or "I was up so late last night studying." Believe me, I'm not placing any blame here: I'm as guilty of saying these things as the next person. Most high schoolers are under th...

Students returning to school despite sickness

Zoe Strozewski, Editorial Board
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinions

A key difference between middle school and high school is the fact that missing a day of high school just doesn't seem like an option. The reason for this change is that it's substantially harder to catch up from a missed day of high school. While the fact that many students who are sick still manage...

Behavior of Hersey Students rates ‘nice’

Tom Schwaba
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinions

The recently hung signs that "remind" students to be nice are unneeded and offensive. Though friendly gestures and camaraderie are both very important to a healthy community within a school, having to be demanded to act polite is not the Hersey way. The effects would be better if we weren't told at all. According...

Attention to the news proves its effectiveness

Colette Tangney
January 14, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Even in the height of North Korea's secretive bomb testing, new policy innovations from our next possible president, and China's falling stock markets entailing horror for our dependent economy, most of my peers could only mention what new color Kylie Jenner's hair was this week or what NFL player has...

Huskies be sensible

Huskies be sensible

Joshua Irvine, Managing Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Opinions

As someone whose entire writing career is at least partially hinged on the ability of some high schoolers to charm the owners of Lola's Pizza Palace into buying an ad, I know the value of good advertising (not to say that I'm particularly good at it). Consequentially, I also know that bad advertising...

Lucha Underground aims to innovate the pro wrestling industry

Lucha Underground aims to innovate the pro wrestling industry

Jordan Slonke
January 12, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Lucha Undeground is slowly becoming my favorite professional wrestling show out there. Their roster is stacked, they put on great matches, and the storylines mimick those that could be seen in movies. In other words, epic. Lucha Undergound isn't like the normal professional wrestling show. These shows...

Holding grudges in high school proves as foolish

Danielle Eriksson
December 13, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

This is a weird age: everyone is trying to figure themselves out. We are all a little insecure and unsure of ourselves with the things we do and say. We are also all slightly selfish- but this is biologically normal. Teenagers automatically think of what is in their best interests when making decisions...

John Cena-nuff

John Cena-nuff

Jordan Slonke
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinions

It is becoming incredibly irritating hearing people sing WWE superstar John Cena's theme song in the hallway. It's especially irritating for me, someone who has a passion for the industry of professional wrestling. Sure, John Cena is a future hall of famer in WWE, but he isn't the best wrestler. I feel...

GameBoy? More like GameGone

GameBoy? More like GameGone

Jordan Slonke
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinions

In this day and age where teenagers bury themselves in their phones or tablets, people tend to ignore the original entertainment systems. Portable devices such as the GameBoy, DS, and the PlayStation Portable are being replaced by big, bulky tablets that can be larger than someone's head. I remember...

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