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The negative effects plastic straws gives to the environment

The negative effects plastic straws gives to the environment

Olivia Wells, Web Journalist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

  Plastic straws are terrible, not only for the environment, but also for the body. This type of straw is single-use, meaning they are used once and then discarded into a landfill where it will never biodegrade.   Single-use plastic straws are made out of polypropylene; which is a type of plast...

Avoid my relationship habits

Avoid my relationship habits

Mackenzie Moore, Web Journalist

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

  Intense hurt has become normal to me. Hurt so severe that I can do nothing other than welcome the pain with arms wide open.   Letting a boy have all of the power over my heart was the first mistake I made.  Yet… something… continues to draw me back.  I continue to go back and make the same, ...

Survey reveals most people see college as optional for success

Survey reveals most people see college as optional for success

Mackenzie Moore, Web Journalist

January 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Most students have some idea of what they plan to do in the future. If they do not? That is okay, but many students know whether or not they plan to go to college. Others have simply decided going to a college is not for them. What is the best decision?     In a recent survey, this question...

Students take learning to the virtual world

Students take learning to the virtual world

Olivia Wells, Web Journalist

January 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Online classes have been provided to students of Northwest High School since late 2009. Students are eligible to choose either one or two subjects per trimester. All subjects are available to choose from, leaving many opportunities to get credits virtually.   Taking classes online is becoming more ...

Stop complaining! Homework gives students positive skills

Stop complaining! Homework gives students positive skills

Olivia Wells, Web Journalist

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Homework is not something that teachers assign to get on your nerves, nor do they hand it out to waste your time. It is actually very beneficial not only to students, but to teachers as well. So, stop whining about it!   Mr. Brian Klinger, calculus teacher, assigns homework for every section he...

Arming teachers is not the answer to helping school violence

Arming teachers is not the answer to helping school violence

McKenna Long, News Journalist

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Schools are meant to be places of safety, security, and learning for children. But, the mass shooting crisis happening in America turn schools into a war zone After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland Florida on the 14th of February, 2018, firearms seem to be in every corner...

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...

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