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Opinion: Organ donation is worth the risks

Opinion: Organ donation is worth the risks

Jessie Bright, Writer

June 11, 2019

Every day in the US, 20 people die waiting for an organ on the transplant list. Add those numbers up, and it leads to approximately 7,300 preventable deaths per year in our country alone, according to the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In addition, 95% of adults (18 and older) su...

Opinion: Organ donation is too risky

Opinion: Organ donation is too risky

Hannah Young, Online Editor

June 11, 2019

Organ donation can be a disheartening activity. Because of the high cost, surgical complications that can occur. The ethical factors that lead people away from choosing to donate. More often than not, the negative of organ donation outweighs the positive. Some negative facts about donating organs are...

Opinion: Social media is more beneficial than harmful

Sydney Bommersbach, Assistant Online Editor

June 6, 2019

Click. Click. The camera shutter closes and takes a picture that will surely be posted on social media platforms later. Although social media is often viewed as having negative impacts on users, such a creating pressure to have perfect lives and being a breeding ground for cyberbullying, recently it ...

Opinion: Students’ statistics should not define them

Tyler Soule, Print Editor in Chief

May 23, 2019

They start off as simple questions like, “hey, what’d you get on your SAT?” or “what’s your GPA?”, but all of these questions, while they may seem innocent, are an added stress that some high school students don’t need. There are many other things a high school student may have weighin...

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

  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...

Opinion: Social media influencers do not deserve their fame

Amber Kelly, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2019

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...

Opinion: Teachers should give extra credit for non-academic things

Angelina Vitarelli, Writer

April 24, 2019

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

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

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...

Opinion: Prom has become overly expensive for students and families

Opinion: Prom has become overly expensive for students and families

Sydney Bommersbach, Online Editor

March 14, 2019

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...

Opinion: Student sections at sporting events are too rowdy

Opinion: Student sections at sporting events are too rowdy

Gracie Warda, Assistant Online Editor

March 12, 2019

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

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’...