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Introversion shouldn’t be considered a character flaw

Megan Flood, Writing Coach

March 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Shy, antisocial and uninterested are words that commonly come to mind when one thinks of introverts. Media largely portrays them as the quiet, bookish people who sit at the back of the classroom, make office conversations turn awkward ...

Displays of affection should be kept private

Lauren Urschel, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As teachers and administration strive to make the school hallways a professional environment where students are able to learn without distraction, they face many obstacles along the way. Although the trash littering the halls...

People with “unnaturally” colored hair should not be judged by business professionals

Aubrey Birk

January 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Teenage years are a time for expression, experimentation, and for discovering individuality. These years are also a great chance to begin to branch out and explore the working world for the first time. Unfortunately, personal e...

Assigned reading is too restrictive on students

Samrina Acharya, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Most high school students at one point or another have had to prioritize school over their own personal interests. Free reading is no exception. Whether it is wanting to check out a book that was recently made into movie adaptation...

College resources for students should be better explained

Megan Flood, Writing coach

December 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Thursday afternoon, 20 students shuffle from their advisory room to the library. Seated at the computers, they log into Naviance and follow the instructions to take the same quiz they took the year before. After mindlessly cl...

Community must come together to help the environment

Arielle Singer, Editor in chief

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Ninety-seven percent. According to a 2013 National Geographic review of over 4,000 research papers, 97 percent had found climate change to be both real, and caused by humans. Despite this, Americans continue to cause irreparable...

Rape culture should be replaced with proper education

Victoria Palmer, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Throughout the majority of people’s lives, they are taught and conditioned to different aspects in life that contribute to rape culture, whether they realize it or not. As defined by oxforddictionaries.com, rape culture is ...

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 ...

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