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Students respect hardworking teachers

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Students put a lot of time and effort into doing their homework, studying for tests and maintaining a good understanding of the subject being taught. When it is obvious that a teacher is working just as hard as the students, they are more respected by the students. Students enjoy when their teachers...

Making friends difficult for students

Hannah Baxter, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Being in high school is not an easy thing and I am sure I’m not the only one to know this. But a strong subject that is always pulling on me is “friends”. Not only transferring from a junior high to high school but just being in a new environment can easily switch up your element. I know for myself...

Student should be eager to learn

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

We live in the twenty-first century. We live in an age where information is easily accessible, with technology, the glorious internet, libraries and a good education system. I am not saying that everything on the internet is true, but knowledge is very much within our reach and is handed to us day...

Courage and ignorance brings success

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

While surfing the internet, I came across a quote by Mark Twain: “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” It got me thinking and has stuck with me ever since. Ignorance and confidence are two traits possessed by everyone in the world, in different measures and expressed...

Grit is the key to success

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Some students are just plain old smart. However, if that student doesn’t work hard, the people who do work hard can easily pass by the ones with natural talent. According to Ruth Tam's article over Angela Duckworth's theory of grit in the Washington Post, Angela Duckworth was once a teacher and is...

History neglected in today’s society

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Oct. 29, 1929 and Dec. 7, 1941 are two of the many dates every American citizen, students included, should know. The crash of the stock market and the attack on Pearl Harbor are important parts of American history. Yet many American citizens don’t know these facts. More depressing is the fact that...

Honors classes require responsibility

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The best and the brightest are those students in honors classes. However, I wonder how some students in honors classes still have a not-care attitude. Many of them don’t read the English books, don’t study, don’t get help from teachers and don’t get higher than a C on a test. It baffles me how...

Flaws define personality

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As much as our talents make us who we are, flaws can help us grow in ways our positive attributes can’t. Faults – we all have them, and I have plenty. I procrastinate, I’m forgetful, and I self-depreciate more than necessary. Though, in a way my every fault within fifteen years makes me the...

Back-to-school stress unnecessary

Rachel Moravek, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As teenagers, and especially high school students, we are constantly stressing out about one thing or another, usually for no good reason. Something as trivial as forgetting a pencil on test day can press the panic button inside our heads and send our anxiety levels through the roof. But the most...

Gender Judgment Unnecessary

Gender Judgment Unnecessary

Delphine Burns, News Editor

September 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

When you see a guy wearing something sparkly or hear about a girl who wants to join wrestling, a part of your subconscious immediately makes a judgment. “This isn’t normal,” your mind seems to say. “This isn’t right.” Even if you aren’t drawing a negative conclusion, your mind still processes...

School Needs Auditorium

Aislinn Walters, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Students walk into 12th Street Auditorium and witness a depressing sight. Chipped paint, stained floors, cracked walls and dim lighting surrounds them. Musical and Spring Play are both rehearsed and performed at 12th Street Auditorium, which is located half-way across town from the school. Due to re...

Misuse of the word “gay” offensive

Delphine Burns, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2012


Filed under Opinion

They’re displayed expansively and you’ve seen them a billion times. “Eliminate the R word” posters can be found in nearly every classroom. The posters attempt to make students aware of the disrespect conveyed when using the word “retarded” as a synonym for stupid or inferior. While I think...

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