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Opinion: The Minimum Legal Drinking Age should not be 21

Opinion: The Minimum Legal Drinking Age should not be 21

Gracie Warda, Online Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A mother stands over the stove, putting the finishing touches on the home cooked meal she made for her family. She makes her children’s plates, and pours them a glass of wine. They may decide on a beer instead, or choose a cocktail. In countries like Indonesia and China, where there is no minimum legal...

Using formal titles widens the gap between adults and kids

Sydney Bommersbach, Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Hi Mrs. Smith! It’s very nice to meet you,” is what teenagers are expected to respond when they meet an adult for the first time. However, using Mr./Mrs. last name is beginning to seem like a thing of the past. When applied appropriately, kids should be able to use adults first names. Just...

The age kids receive phones keeps decreasing as years pass

The age kids receive phones keeps decreasing as years pass

Anna Ebert, Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the years pass, the age that kids receive a phone seems to be lower than it used to be. In fact, twice as many children have phones now than in 2004, according to WebMD. Some parents may have more of a legitimate reason to give their kids a phone than others, which is understandable. There are many...

Vulgar language is becoming the new common language

Lily Tiong, Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Art Showcase, Opinion

Walking through the hallways during the school day, it is quick to figure out that the use of vulgar language has escalated immensely. Profanity oftentimes is used without hesitation, when it really should be used every so often to express heightened emotions. Peer pressure is also a factor that could...

Opinion: Teenagers in 2018 do not belong to the Millennial or Gen Z generation

Opinion: Teenagers in 2018 do not belong to the Millennial or Gen Z generation

Gracie Warda, Online Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Millenials are so lazy. They are so entitled and don’t understand the meaning of hard work. When I was young, we actually had to do things for ourselves. They don’t know how to interact with others, they’re too absorbed in their phones.” Words like this have been circulating for years in r...

Elementary students should still be taught cursive

Delaney Bryson, Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Sitting in her third grade classroom, a young girl is learning how to write in cursive. While she strings letters together into words and sentences, she occasionally glances to her side where images of every cursive letter are hung neatly on the wall. As she does this, she is not only memorizing the...

The issue of littering is revealed as the snow melts

Madi Wheeler, Online Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the snow starts melting away and spring is in sight, many dream of pretty spring flowers and green grass. What does not belong amongst all of this is the trash that is left once the snow is melted. As people of this community, of this planet, we need to be taking care of it, all seasons of the year....

In regards to the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting the government needs gun control laws

In regards to the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting the government needs gun control laws

Ellie Bennett, Co Print Editor In Chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

School shootings have sadly become a normal occurrence in the United States. Instead of being shocked and utterly appalled by the news, it has become more of a regular headline. 45 days into 2018 and nine school shootings, that have resulted in injury or death, have already occurred and we still have no l...

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Hannah Young, Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The courtroom was silent as, women and girls raise their voices and tell their stories of sexual assault. One by one, the women reveal the crime committed against them by Larry Nassar and across the country women are coming together and marching to bring awareness to the situation. Shocking sexual alle...

Double standards should cease to exist

Double standards should cease to exist

Jillian Ferry, Assistant Online Editor in Chief

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine a world where someone can be discriminated for doing an action that someone else can do with ease. Unfortunately one does not have to imagine such a world. Everyday in every place we deal with double standards. Whether it’s at school and the workplace, or at a store downtown. Double standards...

Traveling promotes personal growth and expands the mind

Taron Masi, Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Art Showcase, Opinion

Looking back on your life, there are moments that stand out above the rest. Chances are it's not the last time you went shopping. Or when you stayed at home watching a youtube video. What about the time you and your family went to Niagara Falls to witness first hand the breathtaking waterfall. A new...

High school does not teach students real life skills

Madi Wheeler, Online Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Art Showcase, Opinion

Ever since we were little kids, many students couldn’t wait to grow up. From a young age, some of us knew what we wanted to do and many of us just wanted to get out into the “real world”. Now that we are in high school, growing up seems scary. We know how to measure density and how to write an...