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Media should cover real-life issues teenagers face

Megan Flood, Writing Coach

October 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Sitting in her basement one summer night, senior Tyler Huffstuttler scrolls through Netflix for something to watch. She comes across a new movie with an actress she likes, Lily Collins, about a topic she’s never learned much ...

Hollywood should rethink their decision before remaking movies

Emma Olinger, Online Editor

October 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Movies can be remade out of anything; beloved classics, foreign majesties, cult films and concepts that were good in theory but just couldn’t get their point across coherently. However, the real question is, should they? There...

Swimsuit ready fad should include appreciation for all bodies

Emma Olinger, Online Editor

August 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Thinspiration: a word considered by many to be a helping hand in their journey to a healthy body. Others use it to justify skipping meals. In many ways, “thinspiration” has several positive and negative aspects, especially re...

The Blue Valley way: District sets unrealistic expectations for students

Elianna Oliver, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The Blue Valley way: a term often associated with excellence, success, hard work, integrity, superiority, etc., but is it? According to niche.com — a website with rankings, reviews and statistics on U.S. colleges and K-12 schools...

Students should not face pressure to conform

Arielle Singer, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Perfection: the quality or state of being free from flaws or defects. An overwhelming amount of pressure seems to engulf people in their daily lives as they strive for their own defined version of what they deem “perfection...

Social media can both negatively and positively impact the user

Elianna Oliver, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Scrolling through her social media feed, sophomore Savannah Greathouse fixates on the negativity she sees on her screen, and slowly but surely, feels upset. She is disappointed in people’s tendency to hide behind their screen...

Language classes expand opportunities for communication

Megan Flood, Staff writer

November 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Six thousand, nine hundred and nine. According to the Linguistic Society of America, the most extensive catalog of languages is a list containing 6,909 distinct languages, yet so many people are content with knowing just one. Wh...

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