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Pro-Con: New year brings changes to grading scale

Pro-Con: New year brings changes to grading scale

Sydney Bowler and Sydney Boulter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Pro: Keep giving students another try Two years ago, the grading system had been reviewed and revised with many new edits. Some of those changes allow assignments to be turned in at any time; tests could be retaken at the teachers discretion. One of the bigger changes is the summative and formative a...

Additional Northwest nurses needed

Additional Northwest nurses needed

Adam Staudinger, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

      With cold and flu season coming, more students have noticed the need to see a school nurse. However, the nurse’s schedule is limited.   After 10 a.m. there is no nurse to see in the high school. Due to budget restrictions the district only provides two nurses for a...

New restaurants attract students

Griffin Foster, Journalist

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Today young people do not consider Jackson as a fun place to hangout, but with multiple restaurants closing in Jackson and new ones opening, the city is going to look more youthful than ever. Since it opened, Texas Roadhouse has been one of the most popular places to eat. “I think that having new...

Cell phone policy benefits students

Adam Staudinger, Journalist

April 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  There is a new school wide policy on cell phones with varying opinions from students. The general opinion from staff is positive.   “I am super excited. I had such a great day yesterday with the official roll out of no cell phones in the classroom,”said English teacher Rebecca Bortnicha...

New dress code policy prepares students for future jobs

New dress code policy prepares students for future jobs

Taylor Thrush, Journalist

March 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The dress code is constantly changing. However, this year the administration attempted to almost take it away completely, and ended in some students taking advantage of it. At the start of third term the dress code was changed to be more strict, since students were wearing short dresses, hats, an...

Pro-Con: Long distance relationships

Pro-Con: Long distance relationships

Audri Chenoweth and Sydney Bowler

March 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

   Saying goodbye always seems to be a challenge. Couples get into a relationship for the reason that they love one another. Why end it over something as meaningless and workable as distance? Seeing yourself without them is just not going to happen. Knowing you will be together again and that...

Pro-Con: Getting a job in high school

Pro-Con: Getting a job in high school

Sydney Bowler and Audri Chenoweth

March 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Throughout high school, students gain positive attributes that colleges and careers will be on the lookout for such as time management, responsibility and grit. As teenagers work alongside adults in the workplace, they prepare for the “adult world”. Adolescents acquire work experience most ca...

Pro-Con: Bandwagon of social media trends

Pro-Con: Bandwagon of social media trends

Sydney Bowler and Audri Chenoweth

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  The world revolves around social media. There will be Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and many other mobile applications present practically everywhere a person could dream of going. Social media is seen so frequently because it keeps people connected, especially teenagers, in a way that wa...

Negative effects of stress on youth

Negative effects of stress on youth

Genna Barner, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the younger generation get older it seems that society expects more and more out of them. This causes adolescents to feel like they have failed when they are not meeting the expectations. Society tells students that they need to do certain things in order to be considered “successful”. Teenagers...

Classes offered to help plan future

Classes offered to help plan future

Sydney Bowler, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Going into college, students are expected to know how to live on their own and deal with difficult people and situations. These are all skills that are taught in public school, but not enforced. Teenagers are constantly caught complaining about how school does not teach any real life skills such as...

Importance of creativity over technology

Importance of creativity over technology

Genna Barner, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As much as we spread love, our society is becoming more hateful of one another. As much as we say we are standing up for ourselves, we are becoming a hypocritical and complaining generation. People are quick to hide behind screens when it comes to confrontation. Our society has found the easy way...

Spreading love after election

Sydney Bowler, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Throughout this election, there has been more hate than any other election has seen before. Riots have been held and unpeaceful protest is seen everywhere. People have been found burning flags as protest tactics against the outcome of the election. As they are trying to send a message about their...

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