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Administration handles school threat appropriately

Administration handles school threat appropriately

Mackenzie Moore, Web Journalist

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  A few weeks ago a threat was made from a student planning to “shoot up the school.” The threat was spread around on social media platforms by fellow students, sending screenshots of the threat to each other and also parents. The community went into a frenzy, and all the while the administration...

Phone policies expectations now enforced

Mackenzie Moore, Journalist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    Phone policies: students either love or hate them. Most students and staff at the high school have a strong opinion about them. While most are fine with putting their phones into the provided pockets, others are not fans of the new expectations they are required to follow.     Some teache...

Establishing confidence in others

March 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the year of 2018, we are seeing a prominent problem in society: body standards. These have always been around, but with the year just beginning, it is a bigger issue than ever. Body standards are an idea that society expects people to look like. Most standards include being thin with curves for...

A fight for equality

Makenna McCollum, News Journalist

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Women should not be aloud to vote! Absurd, right? Citizens often pride themselves in the idea that all people are treated equally. If so, why are citizens unwilling to put an end to body shaming and sexual abuse toward women? Society has put labels on women for years by saying they need to look a...

Journey of self discovery

Journey of self discovery

Oli Grenke, Media Manager

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Our teenage years can be the most memorable and crazy years on our lives. They are full of personal growth, discovery, failures, successes, and unique experiences. It is not an easy place to be in life - everyone is different, and that is a hard thing to deal with growing up. As time goes on, we are...

Tree hugger territory: Saving bee’s to ensure a healthy environment

Tree hugger territory: Saving bee’s to ensure a healthy environment

Sydney Boulter, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Bees. This word in itself causes different feelings for many people. For me, bees are terrifying and have left me cowering and suffering from many panic attacks since a young age due to my phobia of them. But even with these feelings, I understand how important they are to our ecosystem. Honey bees...

The debate about gym class

The debate about gym class

Kaitlyn Grier, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For many years, students have been required to take physical education (P.E.). P.E. is required by the State of Michigan, but many students wonder why. Although this class increases physical fitness, athletic abilities, and teamwork, this class does not teach students skills needed for their future...

Tackling terrorism through togetherness

Staff

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Over the past few years, the U.S. has become more diverse and accepting of people and their cultures. Although this may be true, violence has skyrocketed and terrorist attacks have become a common occurrence. In 2016, there were 61 terrorist attacks in the U.S. according to ourworldindata.org. This...

Benefits of cell phones in school

Benefits of cell phones in school

Oli Grenke, Media Manager

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  Since smartphones have been around, there has been a debate about their place in schools. Some people believe that they are a negative influence - they can aid cyberbullying, distract students, etc. However, phones can be a great tool in the classroom. “Sometimes students ask what a word...

Staying healthy throughout winter: Fighting back with proper nutrition

Shealyn Paulis, News Journalist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the winter, it is difficult to stay healthy. While being in enclosed spaces frequently, personal contact happens more often and sickness is transmitted easily.  In the colder seasons, the entire body changes, and one’s immune system behaves in a completely different manner. A quarter of human DNA...

Staying healthy throughout winter: Eating well and exercising

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Everyone strives to look and feel healthy, but for many it is a struggle to find the motivation to take action. Today’s standards for what a person should look like are harder to meet than ever, making it feel impossible to fulfill the expectations. What many people fail to understand is that you d...

Fork in the Road: Discovering one’s place in school

Fork in the Road: Discovering one’s place in school

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

Entering sophomore year, I had the greatest friends I could ask for, yet I felt as if I did not have a place in school. I had no passion or goals, and attended school only because I was raised to do so. I worked for grades that my family would approve of even though I knew I had more potential. Feeling...

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