Simply Schultz

Gracie Schultz, Co-Executive Editor

February 11, 2020

As the winter season is at its peak, it has come to my realization that seasonal depression really is a thing. I spent a whole day lying in my bed a few weeks ago because I emotionally could not get myself out of bed. According to ClevelandClinic.org, “Approximately half a million people in the United...

No Nonsense Nadia

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

February 11, 2020

“In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist,” Angela Y. Davis, political activist. This quote echoes in my mind because Davis explores the idea that as a society, a community, we have to actively fight against prejudice. That involves racism, homophobia, and...

Asking for correct pronouns creates a safe classroom

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

February 11, 2020

Cisgender: someone who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth Transgender: someone who doesn’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth Non-binary: someone who identifies outside the male/female gender binary The question “What pronouns do you use?” has become familiar...

Possible changes in daylight saving could bring benefits

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

December 10, 2019

It’s 4:00 p.m., and the sun is starting to set. The day suddenly feels wasted, and that sluggish feeling overwhelms the body. But suddenly, the mind starts changing with the lack of sunlight, and the sluggish feeling never seems to go away. The changing season impacts more than just the surface, but...

Including new perspectives is vital to being an ally

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

December 10, 2019

Throughout my high school English career, I have been exposed to about two books written by women, and one from a Person of color author. Everything else has been written by a white man. These are the books that get labeled as classic literature and what advanced students should read in classes such as AP Li...

How I’m thankful for the life I’ve been given

Gracie Schultz, Co-Executive Editor

December 10, 2019

I am one of the luckiest people with the family I’ve been gifted. Despite having divorced parents, I truly believe the family I have and the things have happened, were intended to happen the way they did.  With the holidays coming up, I definitely have a lot to keep in mind when it comes to the to...

Why applying to school as a dance major was difficult for me

Gracie Schultz, Co-Executive Editor

November 6, 2019

When thinking about going to college in the fall, I also have to think about all the things I’m leaving behind. Leaving not only my family, but also my friends from dance and school. Leaving my best friend is going to be the hardest part for me because she’s two years younger than me. I grew up with...

How my family taught me the importance of education

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

November 6, 2019

As I start to apply to colleges, I began reflecting on how lucky I am to be given the chance to continue my education. I will be the first one in my immediate family to go to college, and I proceed with my parents who were the first to get their master’s degrees. My family highly values education...

Undecided students should consider community college

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

November 6, 2019

At only the age of 18, teens have the immense pressure of choosing where to continue their education. One of the biggest questions that follow them is where do they start? There are many options for students on what to do after high school, but the most popular is a community college or a four year university....

Relevant Rhiannon

Relevant Rhiannon

Rhiannon Swanson, Managing Editor

October 2, 2019

No Nonsense Nadia: How journalism taught me the freedom of speech

Nadia Hernandez, Co- Executive Editor

October 1, 2019

Over the summer of 2019, I had the privilege to attend the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholar Program with 50 other high school journalists from all over the nation. Together, we spent a week long trip in Washington, D.C., attending panels with professionals, visiting monuments, meeting people in the industry...

Simply Schultz: How dealing with loss has made me stronger

Gracie Schultz, Co- Executive Editor

October 1, 2019

Over the summer, I had a lot of time to dig deeper into who I am and find a new understanding of what has happened throughout my life this year. I have been able to find new meanings in things that have happened to me, specifically this year. I thought a lot about my parents’ divorce and my hip surgery...

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