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The Problems with Modern Music

The Problems with Modern Music

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Several popular songs I listen to on the radio are sad things to hear. While I will admit that some songs are fine because of the beat and the actual music behind the lyrics, the lyrics themselves are another story. They’re trashy, sexual, and just flat out lazy. There is nothing inspirational behind...

Unnecessary class punishment

Jacey Schaffer, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It really irritates me when teachers punish the whole class when only a few students were doing something wrong. The other day, sections of my class were talking, and the teacher just stopped what he was doing and watched the clock. He didn’t really say anything, and when the students quieted down...

Teaching with humor goes a long way

Jacey Schaffer, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

We all know how hard it is to get through a school day. You might have really hard classes, Musical, a job, and sports. So this could make you stay up pretty late and make you sleep deprived. So when you go to school and you have to listen to teachers drone on and on about something boring, you just ...

Traditional gender roles outdated

Traditional gender roles outdated

Raina Basso, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Too often you see people belittle women and make them out to be the weaker, inferior sex. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, as females are capable of doing what they please, just as males are. History has always portrayed women as submissive, “perfect housewives.” While this isn’t as...

Self- Esteem on another level

Self- Esteem on another level

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion

When giving people compliments, some may give several different answers. Some people say, “Thank you,” some people joke and say things like, “I know I am,” and other people say, “Whatever, no I’m not.” Everyone’s confidence levels are on totally different terms. So why can some people...

Recent junior English assignment opens an eye

Recent junior English assignment opens an eye

Hannah Baxter, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Recently, junior English classes have been studying Puritan life styles as well as watching the modern screen play “The Crucibles” to show the life of a Puritan. Watching the screen play showed not only Puritan lifestyle but natural human behaviors. One of which being fear. My eyes were really...

Musical based off religious story poses questions

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

September 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Ahh, musical season again. Everyone involved is getting excited for auditions and cannot wait until the show starts, but not everyone thinks that this year’s musical is necessarily a very good show to be putting on. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is based on the biblical story of Joseph...

Accept people despite religion

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

May 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Everyone has their own unique beliefs on different topics, whether it be religious or secular. But we are all flawed, we all have imperfections, so why should we be judging others' beliefs and trying to bring them down? If you are atheist, why spend so much time and effort into trashing religions...

Friendships changing

Nikki Vuong, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Sometimes in life, things come up that put a rift between you and your friends. One day, you’re best friends and seemingly the next day, you’re total strangers. I myself have experienced this in the past. I believe that there probably is a reason for this distance. Sometimes you have an argument...

Student’s attitudes towards school

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Students come in many shapes and sizes, along with many different opinions and values about how they should act in school, treat teachers, and talk to other students. My opinion is that students should act respectful of their teachers at all times, even if they might disagree with something a teacher...

Risk-taking enhances your life

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I’m a very cautious person, or so I like to think. I don’t believe in “YOLO” or doing potentially dangerous things “because I can.” However, as I get older and supposedly wiser, I’m learning to differentiate between stupidity and opportunity. Sure, I don’t recommend jumping off tall...

Follow your dreams

Follow your dreams

Hannah Baxter, Reporter

March 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I feel so strongly that everyone should always follow their dreams. The century we are in allows us all the opportunity to learn and be educated but there aren’t enough people who take it seriously. If we all have a deep love for something, we should try and chase that and accomplish something out...

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