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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 ...

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...

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