The pollution of our water must stop

Courtney Mettler and Gracie Schultz, Sports Editor and Production Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Throughout the world, the amount of plastic consumption has come to be immeasurable. Although there are many places in the world that have an abundant amount of plastic build up, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest offshore plastic accumulation zone. According to theoceancleanup.com, “it...

Can conspiracy theories be trusted?

Ian Doyle, Managing Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The world is full of mysteries around every corner, and no single person may truly understand the ways in which the world works. While some people like to believe the world is flat or that reptiles have taken over the government, conspiracy theories like these are highly unlikely. One very popular conspiracy...

When will hate crimes stop?

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

There are no words to describe the sadness I feel when hearing the stories of victims of hate and speech crimes. Through time, many laws have been passed to protect marginalized groups and persecute people who commit intended violent acts. Yet, hate and prejudice do not diminish over time. It raises...

Students must balance their social media use

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Social media addiction is a term being thrown around quite a bit these days, and although an actual social media addiction is very rare, the negative effects of overuse is something students might see in their everyday lives. Not all social media usage is unhealthy, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent...

Schools must educate students on the use of slurs

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From the racist and homophobic slanders spelled out by California students in their senior pictures to the Wisconsin high school students who saluted Hitler in a group photo, there is no denying that racism, homophobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and religious intolerance are still at large in this generation....

Studying is more difficult than one thinks

Studying is more difficult than one thinks

Claire Armstrong, Features Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

With finals approaching, I have come to one conclusion. I never learned to study, and in fact, it was as though I never had to. Until high school, everything came easily, but in high school, the curriculum was harder. The hard part is that some teachers assume kids learned how to study in elementary school, so...

The worldwide sand crisis

The worldwide sand crisis

Ian Doyle, Managing Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Today, many wide-scale issues dominate the news and get everyone’s attention, just as they should. However, some issues don’t get that special attention and are swept aside. So today I’d like to talk about the serious issue of the worldwide sand shortage. According to NPR station, sand is actually...

What the migrant caravan shows about the United States

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  The events that took place at the Mexican- American border on November 25 have not left my mind, due to the fact migrants were force to fled from the use of tear gas. Part of me does not want to write this because I am in still in shock. I keep having to look at the countless news stories trying...

Education provides the first step in preventing assault

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Kavanaugh hearing and nomination has brought one thing to our attention: the nation needs better consent education to ensure we live in a different America. Better education on consent and healthy relationships at the high school level is a practical idea no matter what side of the political aisle...

The different effects of global warming

Courtney Mettler, Gracie Schultz, Sports Editor, Production Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The looming effects of global warming have put the Earth on a devastating path; in twelve years we will face a catastrophic environmental breakdown. So what is to blame for this approaching breakdown? Humans. Our daily activities have changed the Earth’s natural greenhouse, and according to SmartNews,...

The importance of having a hobby

Ian Doyle, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One of the most important traits to have that is majorly overlooked is having a hobby, but having some free time is valuable as well. Having something to be passionate about and really enjoy can help someone calm down, stay focused, and remember why they put in the hard work they do in a school or work...

Controversy over the #MeToo movement

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On average, one in three women and one in six men will experience a form of sexual harassment in their lives, according to the National Sexual Violence Research Center. The center also noted that out of 1000 rapes reported, 994 of those perpetrators will walk free. To read that makes me sick. Realizing...

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