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Teens need to take charge of healthy eating

Teens need to take charge of healthy eating

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Despite former first lady Michelle Obama’s valiant efforts to combat obesity by reforming school lunch guidelines, teens are still not fueling their bodies properly. According to the CDC, from 2011-2014, 20.5 percent of 12 to 19-year-olds in the United States fell into the obese category. Even yo...

Vegan-shaming should be stopped

Vegan-shaming should be stopped

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Being a vegetarian for around six years allows for time to understand that when you tell people you're a vegetarian, you're going to get some comments. While those comments may just be curiosity, there's always going to be that one person who says something rude. The same is true with veganism....

Spring break is a well deserved break for students

Spring break is a well deserved break for students

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Throughout the year, we have multiple breaks including breaks for Thanksgiving, winter and summer. One other break that we have coming up is spring break. This year, spring break will begin on March 18 and end on March 26. Spring break is placed very well. Spring break can be used as a little...

In honor of International Women’s Day: Date yourself, instead

In honor of International Women’s Day: Date yourself, instead

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In honor of International Women’s Day, I thought it was time we brought up the idea of “dating” yourself. While it may sound weird, dating yourself is the process of finding peace with being on your own. Many teenage girls tend to rely on significant others and friends heavily for support in all...

Students deserve more freedom

Students deserve more freedom

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the importance of broadening ones’ horizons, taking a rigorous course load, all while maintaining a high GPA so frequently stressed to high school students, it would be logical to conclude that the brunt of teachers’ focus should be on students’ understanding and retaining of information being...

Trump failing to protect women’s and minority rights

Trump failing to protect women’s and minority rights

Hannah Norris, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The presidential shift to the Trump administration has brought about uncertainty in many political and societal aspects. His original campaign was inadequate in making his stances on important issues clearly defined. But one major hot-button issue that Donald Trump has been unclear about is the future...

Respect people for differences instead of trying to change them

Respect people for differences instead of trying to change them

Peyton Augustine, Sports Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  The time has come to stop pushing your beliefs on others. Instead of just saying your opinions louder to drown out the people who disagree with you, try listening to what they to say and be respectful of their opinion. You are entitled to your own opinion and so is everyone else. It isn’t...

AP Government needs to be upgraded to year-long class

AP Government needs to be upgraded to year-long class

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that Hays High offers a challenging curriculum to those who ask for it through their AP courses. The heavy workload of the advanced setting is time consuming, but manageable in most cases. In most cases. AP Government isn’t one of them. AP Government is designed to be a year-long...

Tattoos should be accepted in the workforce

Tattoos should be accepted in the workforce

Lacey Gregory, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Imagine studying for four or more years for your degree, landing an interview for a job you are more than qualified for, only to be denied the position because of a visible tattoo. According to a skinfo.com article, 14 percent of college graduates and 25 percent of college attendees in the U.S. have a ...

Surface turn-in for winter break unnecessary

Surface turn-in for winter break unnecessary

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Every year we have a winter break, and now, every year we have to turn in our devices. I really don't see the point in having to turn them in over break. Sure, there are a select group of people that need to have things fixed, but those people can leave their Surfaces if they want. Others, along...

History of Thanksgiving needs to be discussed in schools

History of Thanksgiving needs to be discussed in schools

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Throughout elementary and middle school, we celebrated holidays not every student understood. We sang songs about Christopher Columbus and read stories about how nice the pilgrims were towards the Native Americans, but we were never told the full context. Until recently, I hadn’t known the whole...

President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t promise bright future

President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t promise bright future

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I used to think the United States was a country where I could live and do something great with my life. As of Nov. 8, I can no longer say I believe that. After Donald Trump’s election, it’s safe to say my faith in humanity is wearing thin. When half of the country wants a man such as Trump to...

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