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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 people wonder why. Although this class increases physical fitness, athletic abilities, and teamwork, this class does not teach students very many skills that could be...

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...

Fork in the Road: Distancing oneself from unhealthy relationships

Fork in the Road: Distancing oneself from unhealthy relationships

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

Growing up, I was always told that everything would change in high school. I was warned to be ready for new passions, feelings, friends, and perceptions that were soon to come. I never believed this would be true. At the age of 14, I thought I had everything figured out, but it only took a few days...

School participation affects the future

Staff

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In high school, everyone is told to live life to the fullest and create good memories. While this is easier said than done, ignoring this advice has the potential to negatively impact the high school experience. Participating in school events will not only help students have a good time while in school,...

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, Asst. 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...

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