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Editorial: Support free student journalism

Editorial Board

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The National Scholastic Press Association implores high school journalists to follow a seven-principle Code of Ethics: be responsible, be fair, be honest, be accurate, be independent, be accountable, and minimize harm. For many high school journalists, these principles are not just suggestions, but mandates...

Beyond the birds and bees

Beyond the birds and bees

Merryn Ruthling, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We can all agree that education is a basic human right, so why are so many youth in America being deprived of it? Many adolescents do not have access to sexual health education with fewer than half of high schools and only a fifth of middle schools teaching the topics recommended by the Centers...

It’s a matter of realism

It’s a matter of realism

Connor Lambert, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The battle royale video game genre has become incredibly popular in the past year. This type of game involves 90-100 people dropped into an area where they are meant to gather supplies and survive. The last man standing is the winner. Currently, there are two battle royale games that dominate the gen...

It’s a matter of entertainment

It’s a matter of entertainment

Hudson Beaudry, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The battle royale video game genre has become incredibly popular in the past year. This type of game involves 90-100 people dropped into an area where they are meant to gather supplies and survive. The last man standing is the winner. Currently, there are two battle royale games that dominate the gen...

Editorial: We must join the conversation

Editorial: We must join the conversation

Carolyn Lane, Annie Murff, Emma Bennett, and Will Brown

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Most people remember the three words they learned as children when taught how to react to a fire: stop, drop roll. Nearly as many know where to go when a tornado siren blares in their city: a hallway, bathroom or stairwell. When an earthquake alarm goes off, millions of students dive under desks and cov...

Justice for all

Justice for all

Hudson Beaudry, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was an executive order signed into law by President Barack Obama. DACA protected children of undocumented immigrants from being deported as long as certain criteria were met like one has to be under 16 when one came to the US, have a high school diplom...

A beacon of hope

A beacon of hope

Connor Lambert, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was an executive order signed into law by President Barack Obama. DACA protected children of undocumented immigrants from being deported as long as certain criteria were met like one has to be under 16 when one came to the US, have a high school diplom...

Editorial: We deserve the “Right to be Forgotten”

Carolyn Lane, Annika Conlee, and Annie Murff

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

THAT woman. You know the one we’re talking about – the woman with whom Bill Clinton claimed he did not have an affair. You probably know her name, we definitely do. It’s a frequent answer to trivia questions, sometimes being shouted before the question “With whom did President Bill Clinton have...

Hidden hate

Hidden hate

Omar Yunus, Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The image of uniformed men chanting racist slogans and carrying torches is not new to the minds of most Americans. We see this a lot in our history classes when we watch films of Nazi or KKK parades. But that was in old black and white stock footage from decades before our parents were even born. Yet...

It’s more than just words

It’s more than just words

Carolyn Lane, Editor-in-chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The term “fake news” refers to false, often sensational, news stories written for the purpose of generating ad revenue or discrediting public figures. “Fake news” does not refer to biased journalism or sloppy reporting, which journalists actively avoid, and it does not refer to simply getting...

Editorial: Tell me something I don’t know

The Editorial Board, Editors

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s addictive, it’s dangerous, and it’s only getting worse. We feel good when we have it, so much so that we need it all the time. What is it that’s so darkly addictive? Being right. Discovering new information that reinforces your own beliefs feels good. We all feel satisfied answering a hard quest...

It’s a matter of freedom

It’s a matter of freedom

Connor Lambert, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the 49ers prepared to take the field on Aug. 26 of last year, Colin Kaepernick, the now household figure, knelt during the national anthem in order to protest police brutality and social injustice in American society. Over the past year, other players like Michael Wilhoite have joined in the knee...