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Junior Lydia Podlesak describes her time at Key-Leader

Junior Lydia Podlesak describes her time at Key-Leader

Lydia Podlesak, Assistant Print Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Having the opportunity to be sent to Key-Leader by the Kiwanis organization was an experience I am beyond grateful for. The weekend not only gave me insight on quality leadership characteristics but ultimately taught me to step out of my comfort zone. Driving to the Faholo camp cente...

Social media influencers do not deserve their fame

Amber Kelly, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Tik Tok, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter are just a few of the apps social media influencers use to reach out to their fans. Some of the top influencers post a picture or video everyday and are paid thousands to do so. They’ve done no real work to earn their fame. Social media influencers are paid...

Teachers should give extra credit for non-academic things

Angelina Vitarelli, Writer

April 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Recently, a few teachers at Fenton have given students the opportunity to earn “extra credit” through non-academic means. One of the ways they have done so are through purchasing supplies for the classroom. Extra credit can be an opportunity to fix a grade or improve performance in a class, regardless...

Technology is making the average person’s life worse

Maci Best, Assistant Print Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With the latest trends in technology, people all over the world have become obsessed with the buzz of a notification or the latest gaming system that tears them from the outside world. This increased fixation is ruining lives, and it is only getting worse. From iPhones to Playstations, teenagers especially...

Technology is improving the quality of life

Amber Kelly, Opinions Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The use of technology is inevitable. According to Statista, 270 million Americans own a mobile phone. From making tasks simpler such as video calling and streaming services, to life saving innovations in the medical field, technology is improving the human race. Over the last 40 years, cell phones...

Prom has become overly expensive for students and families

Prom has become overly expensive for students and families

Sydney Bommersbach, Online Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It all begins with the special proposal, next is buying a dress or tuxedo, then getting tickets at lunch, after that is ordering the corsage or boutonniere and scheduling hair and nail appointments for the day of. Prom is a very special and exciting night, and according to a survey done by Visa, the a...

Student sections at sporting events are too rowdy

Student sections at sporting events are too rowdy

Gracie Warda, Assistant Online Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A four-year varsity hockey player stands in the goal, waiting to catch the puck. He is the key factor in keeping his team in the running for the state championships. It feels like the most glorious moment of his life— that is, until the opposing student section yells “Go back to Kindergarten, shortie!” His...

Gap years ultimately leave students feeling behind

Madi Wheeler, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

After graduating from high school, many students are looking forward to a new season of life. While some may dread the thought of stepping foot into another classroom after graduation, attending college right after high school rather than waiting a year or two is the best option. A so-called ‘gap year’...

Gap years can be beneficial to students

Gracie Warda, Assistant Online Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Most people follow the traditional path of elementary school, middle school, high school then college, however, about 40,000 Americans each year take a different path by taking a gap year between high school and college. Despite being less common, those who take gap years are at an extreme advantage. A...

Animal testing is cruel and not the way to test products

Angelina Vitarelli, Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Animal testing has been around since early Greek physicians and scientists like Aristotle were alive. That doesn’t make it logical and sensible and it doesn’t make it humane. The most frequently tested animals are rabbits, mice and rats. They might be considered rodents to many, but they are still...

Spring cleaning is a must do every year

Sydney Bommersbach, Online Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Stressed? Constantly tripping over clutter? Plagued by allergies? These issues can be easily solved by deeply cleaning each room in a house. Seventy six percent of Americans participate in spring cleaning, according to a study conducted by the American Cleaning Institute. Spring cleaning can decrease stress on many differ...