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Lack of commitment in clubs causes concern

Lauren Theisen

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

When it comes to students time management and commitment skills concerning the activities that they sign up for, it is something that is often not handled very well and often causes problems for others, if even just one person doesn't show up. This is due to the fact that people count on others to show...

Students pressured to choose careers early

Jordan Slonke, Opinions Editor

February 16, 2016


Filed under Speak Up

It seems like once a student enters high school, they are bombarded with a bunch of questions. "What do you want to do with your life? Are you going to take the advanced placement course of this class? Are you going to college? What college are you going to?" are just some small examples of these questions. The...

Independence within politics

Jamie Anderluh

February 16, 2016


Filed under Speak Up

In the midst of the perhaps-over-reported upcoming election, it's a good time for us to consider the core of our values. It's easy to get caught up in the beliefs of others; it's easy to feel that there is something we're 'supposed to believe'–but this is, quite simply, delusive. A generous bulk...

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...

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