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Columbus should not be honored

Columbus should not be honored

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Every year we get out of school on the second Monday of October for Columbus Day. While it’s nice to have a day off, this holiday is definitely not worth the recognition we give it. Columbus Day was celebrated first in the 18th century but didn’t become a federal holiday until 1937. This holid...

Agree to disagree

Madison Crees, Online Editor

September 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

From the time we start pre-school to the time we graduate, we are taught about bullying. We’re told how to detect it, how to prevent it, and what to do when it happens. We’re told it’s what you see when a kid pushes another one down on the playground. We’re told it’s what happens when kids...

Let men be feminine

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Anyone who expresses femininity, regardless of gender or sexuality is likely to be shamed for it. However, when a boy possesses feminine interests or attributes, things could get brutal. Gendered marketing exemplifies the fear people in our society have of being feminine. Though it is simply a technique...

Don’t shame people who choose abstinence

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

April 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

There is a double standard very evident in our day in age. If someone has a lot of sex, they are either praised for it or bashed for it, and if they haven’t had any sex or want to wait a while before they do, they are considered weak and are made fun of for it. Anyone, regardless of gender,  is subject...

Mental disorders are not adjectives

Raina Basso, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Nowadays, people are always heard using terms like “depressed” and “OCD” to describe their actions or feelings when they are in fact not suffering from these disorders. Diseases such as eating disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, anxiety and bipolar disorder...

Meninism is satirical, should not be taken seriously

Meninism is satirical, should not be taken seriously

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

February 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Meninism started as a Twitter account parodying feminism. Satire, jokes, that’s all it was set out to be. The creators of the account actually agreed with feminism. Then suddenly, a bunch of boys began using the hashtags meninist and meninism to claim that females have more rights than males and...

America needs to say no

America needs to say no

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

We as a society have begun to promote saying yes to everything. Everything is okay as long as it feels good. And if anyone confronts you about what you’re doing, keep doing what you’re doing because you feel like it. While I do believe that everyone has the foundational right of freedom, I do have...

Valentine’s Day: Not just for couples

Valentine’s Day: Not just for couples

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Valentine’s Day is the day when you have two extremes of people: The people who love it and the people who hate it. And the reasons are almost always the same. The people who love it are usually the ones who are in a relationship and everything is happy fluffy love butterflies and the people who hate...

Things that work in a relationship

Things that work in a relationship

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Several students have boyfriends or girlfriends, and their motives behind why they do are versatile. Some may date because they’re getting to know someone that’s attractive. Others may date to try and figure out who will be the person they will be with forever. No matter whether the reason as to...

Web Filters and Administration Access Too Restrictive?

Web Filters and Administration Access Too Restrictive?

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Being a movie maker, there are several programs that I want on my computer that relate to those things. So as I’m downloading them a box pops up that says, “You need administration access to install this file.” The programs that I want to install were not asked to install by a teacher, but they...

Students should show more empathy

Jacey Schaffer, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I think people should be more empathic towards other people, some people automatically judge everyone in a negative way. I know we have a very accepting school, and that it’s not nearly as judgmental and insensitive as other schools, but I think we could be better. I know for a fact that some girls...

Our mascot: not something to be proud of

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Imagine what would happen if our school’s mascot was the Asians. The logo could be a Chinese guy holding a calculator, and we would be encouraged to dress up as Asians to show school spirit. This would be considered highly offensive, wouldn’t it? If this as a mascot would be taken as racist, why...

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