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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
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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...

Discussing sexual abuse

Jamie Anderluh, Editorial Board
November 9, 2015
Filed under Speak Up

When it comes to the concept of sexual abuse, it's undeniable that we must be able to first acknowledge this subject to begin to unravel its causes. The reality: sexual abuse is happening to people of all ages and identifications. It is occurring to high school students, and this must be acknowledged. It...

Racist Halloween Costumes: Why they’re an issue

Gracie Scannell, Features Editor
November 9, 2015
Filed under Speak Up

With Halloween coming and passing a new array of ignorant costumes hit the shelves. From people painting their faces black to just blatantly offensive costumes, Halloween gives people the opportunity to display their ignorance for everyone to see. The rude costume spectrum can vary, but the main issue...

How greed affects our society

Nathan Kim, Opinions Editor
November 9, 2015
Filed under Opinions

It is frightening to see what some companies will do for money: Oceans are pumped with gallons of industrial waste; forests razed off the face of the earth. All in the name of the American Dream. Our society is primarily driven by the idea of consumption. Magazines and internet articles glorify lavish...

No, you don’t want a uniform

Joshua Irvine, Managing Editor
October 16, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

No, you don't want a uniform Among the more bizarre statements I've heard in my lifetime (and this is coming from a person who spent 12 years on an island famous for spontaneously disappearing airplanes) is the declaration of "I wish we had uniforms!" Though I've heard the remark in more than a few...

How social media affects future

Caroline Stiefbold
October 16, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

For many students, a day without using social media just doesn't feel right. Social media is great for sharing information and having fun with friends, but it can be more than that. Social media is more than just the stereotypical teenager staring down at his phone oblivious to what is around him. Social...

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