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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...

Halloween should be enjoyed by all ages

Lexi Wachal

October 15, 2015


Filed under Opinions

With Halloween festivities, there seems to be a clear line of things people can do at a certain age and things they can't. They can't go trick or treating, can't dress up past middle school, and can't go to haunted houses or watch scary movies. Of the two circumstances, being too young to celebrate is...

The power of what accepting compliments can do for you

Jamie Anderluh

October 7, 2015


Filed under Opinions

In the midst of the at-times-overwhelming high school environment, it's quite easy for confidence levels to dwindle. And as our confidence–or worse, our self-worth–falls to pieces, we begin to focus on our failures: an unimpressive first impression, a stressing school grade, an unfavorable performance. Often,...

Student explores faults of radical feminism

Colette Tangney

October 7, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Feminism, the past three-century-long campaign against patriarchy, has been constantly asserting itself into all aspects of life. As a female, I'm more than happy that our society has been slowly shifting towards a more egalitarian approach but with advocacy comes misconceptions. Take a modern day...

Students struggle to act independently

Danielle Eriksson, Editorial Board

September 24, 2015


Filed under Speak Up

I've been noticing more and more that there are many students who insist to be accompanied by friends while walking during passing periods. I wonder if this is because they don't want others to think they are friendless or because they have social anxiety and therefore don't feel like they can be independent....

Jobs offer students valuable experiences- continued

September 18, 2015


Filed under Online only, Opinions

If anything, the paychecks can make it worthwhile but building up a resume at a young age, even if the only things on it are a babysitting gig or experience at a business, is a valuable asset to have. In spite of all this, it's not a requirement that teenage jobs are boring. Setting up an internship...

Paying it forward

Paying it forward

Danielle Eriksson

September 4, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Being surprised with someone's kindness of which they went out of their way to give forth can really make someone stop in their tracks and appreciate mankind. There are people whom make it a priority to do at least one good deed a day so that the idea of doing so can hopefully be passed along. This...

Cramming isn’t a reliable form of studying

Zoe Strozewski

September 4, 2015


Filed under Online only, Opinions

Tests and quizzes are almost a constant part of the high school experience. As all students know, these assessments are meant to test our knowledge of the information and skills we've been learning in class. So, one disappointing aspect of all of this is that because students are given so many tests,...

Netflix and chill

Eric Czarnota

September 2, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

When summer began I told myself I was going to use my Netflix account way more frequently. What ended up happening is I Watched a combined total of 10 episodes of some random T.V shows and maybe watched 2 movies, and I feel like I could have watched more if Netflix didn't have so many choices. When ...

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