College Crisis: Attending a four-year university should not be the expectation for all students

Karley Kent, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

In our affluent Johnson County public school community, the average expectation after high school is to attend a four-year university then proceed into the workforce. However, for many students, college is not the most convenient...

students discuss their readiness to rise above the status quo

Peyton Moore, staff writer

May 6, 2019

Alongside society comes a world of pressures, whether they regard the way people behave or appear, many people feel as though the world we live in presents itself with social norms that we feel the need to abide by. In this da...

students should not make relationships a priority

Sadie Putnam, Social Media Editor

April 30, 2019

In my family, meeting your soulmate in high school is an unspoken normality. My parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, siblings; literally everyone found their significant other in high school. Then there’s me. I’m a senior and ...

Gimme da Aux

Karley Kent, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Music plays a very important role in the life of almost any modern teenager. Regardless of who or what they may be listening to, not one high school student I can think of has any trouble pulling out a pair of headphones during...

Men shouldn’t be restrained by the typical view of masculinity

Lauren Urschel, Online Editor

April 22, 2019

According to The Good Men Project, toxic masculinity can be defined as a “narrow and repressive description of manhood, designating manhood as defined by violence, sex, status and aggression. It’s the cultural ideal of manl...

Students discuss the rising issue of sleep deprivation in teenagers

Lauren Urschel, Online Editor

April 22, 2019

opinion / the standard / jan. 2019 | 7 More than 87 percent of high school students in the United States get less than the recommended eight to 10 hours of sleep, according to the Stanford Medicine News Center. This statistic is...

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