The Lodge

Mixed Messages

Let’s make a safer start for students
November 23, 2020

On school mornings, my mom fills out my app, takes a screenshot of the green “GO” sign, and sends it to me so that I can easily pull up my results and pull through to park when I get to school. Before...

My Rapid Testing Experience

My Rapid Testing Experience
November 16, 2020

This year has been a whirlwind of change, from having to wear masks to staying six feet apart to attending school virtually, which are all things I partake in. However, as luck would have it, I was close-contact...

Stop, Shop and Scroll

Shops is a new Instagram update available now. This drastically changed its layout leading to a mixed response.
Instagram’s new shops feature is a waste of time, money, and a drag on our mental health
November 12, 2020

In March of 2017, Instagram created an “in-app shopping destination where people can discover products and brands they love.” This new feature was intended to help brands promote their products more...

The Electoral College Is Broken

Why should all votes not count equally?
We should get rid of it
November 3, 2020

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of...

Where Do You Draw the Line?

This illustration depicts a crack or divide between two contrasting backgrounds. People who live in once redlined neighborhoods are continuing to feel a separation from society and being able to obtain equal opportunities.
Once redlined neighborhoods are continuing to face many forms of discrimination
April 21, 2020

I live in Memphis Tenn, and as I drive downtown, I pass by streets that have freshly cut lawns and newly painted houses, but the next street over could be vacant with trash covering the lawns and homes...

Keiara’s Top Ten Tik Toks:Dance challenges

A recreation of the Tik Tok logo in reference to Keiara's series.
Keiara reviews her top ten TikToks every week. This week she features her top ten Tik Tok dance challenges.
April 15, 2020

Welcome back to top 10  Tik Toks with me Keiara This week’s Tik Toks will feature various dance challenges. The challenges keep coming so let’s get to my top ten dance challenges  The first...

Is the United States Prepared for the Pandemic?

This illustration depicts the huge pandemic that has spread around the world. Coronavirus has effected people in many different ways.
Ways in which more and more people are affected by the coronavirus
April 5, 2020

The coronavirus, COVID-19, is hitting the United States hard, and on Friday March 27, the U.S. grew in the number of coronavirus cases. It became the number one country in the world with the most reported...

The Legends Who Go Unheard

Angel Moms stand at activist Mrs. Stacie Payne's
Why do we only hear about the famous deaths?
March 27, 2020

Cameron William Selmon, Curtis Lloyd Johnson and Christopher Thomas died due to senseless gun violence, but many people do not know their names. Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter accident, a helicopter...

Crossing the Tan Line

Crossing the Tan Line
Should spray tanning be accepted? Is there a certain line that we cannot cross?
March 27, 2020

As prom season approaches, high schoolers start to consider different ways to enhance their appearances. One of the most popular trends is spray tanning, especially among females. In 2010, 70% of people...

An Unlikely Solution

An Unlikely Solution
Instagram changes their platform to combat the rising depression rates amongst teens, but are they doing enough?
March 25, 2020
The idealization of our lives on social media has created an epidemic of mental health problems. Instagram’s response was to remove likes from its platform. But was this an effective solution to combat the growing rate of depression among teens? Or just a half-baked attempt to save face?

Paid to Play

Money is central to the world of college sports. But where exactly should that money go?
January 10, 2020

The debate over the long-standing rule that the NCAA doesn’t condone the paying of college athletes has become a hot topic of late. The debate was sparked when the Fair Pay to Play Act was introduced...

Editorial: Seize the Disruption

January 8, 2020

There’s been a lot of change recently, from the administration within our own school to the rapidly changing world, and with this change comes disruption. But sometimes, disruption is necessary. It’s...

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