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That’s High School For Ya!

KwaTashea Marfo, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2019

In elementary and middle school, the dream of being a high schooler seemed adventurous, amusing, and important. Older family members would oftentimes reminisce upon the “old days” of their high school careers, yearning for an...

Your Name, Your Life

KwaTashea Marfo, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2019

The overwhelming feeling of welcoming an individual into the world is a life-changing event that shapes the lives of both mothers and fathers. Pondering questions start to run through the minds of the newly parents; one being...

How to Pop Culture

Colin Mackenzie, Social Media Editor

November 30, 2018

So, Pop Culture, how does one define it? A dictionary would define it as “popular media we share and love to consume.” I don’t think the dictionary pops the question too well. To me, Pop Culture is anything that has a go...

American strong; united we stand

KwaTashea Marfo, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2018

The reason I don’t stand for the pledge of allegiance is because it goes against my religious belief. Why can’t you respect my decision? Why should I stand for the pledge when the country we live in doesn’t respect r...

Universities should be test optional, here’s why

Becca Rosado, Social Media Editor

November 29, 2018

All universities should be test optional when looking at applications. Most universities in America today are not test optional; meaning that these universities require applicants to submit SAT and ACT scores. The results of ...

Millennials and Generation Z: affected by social media

KwaTashea Marfo, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018

With technology growing rapidly, both millennials and Generation Z tend to think they can do whatever they want on social media. However, they fail to realize that there are consequences to their actions. If you were born be...

Democrats record big wins among losses

Tori Henderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018

Something big is happening in America. Even if the “blue wave” didn’t come crashing down as hard as Democrats had hoped, they still picked up a number of wins that help settle fears about the future of our country. A...

Preparing for College and Careers does nothing but waste time for students

Evan Gerike, Managing Editor

September 4, 2018

As the Class of 2019 prepared to take their biggest step in education yet by entering their freshman year of high school, news broke that they would be getting a benefit no other class before them had gotten - every single stude...

The positives of adopting animals greatly outweighs the negatives

Emily Extin, Managing Editor

August 25, 2018

Adopting one animal tremendously saves more than one life. Out of the 6.5 million animals put into shelters each year, 1.5 million are euthanized. Each year. Let that sink in.      The “Adopt Don’t Shop” phr...

Why you should like Kanye as much as Kanye likes Kanye

Sarah Russ, Staff Designer

April 13, 2018

“Can Kanye West be any more ridiculous?” “How self centered can he get?” “I hate Kanye West with a passion he is just so ignorant to me.” Twitter can be a hub of negative comments, and popular artist Kanye West ...

The National Anthem is outdated – and it’s time to change it

Evan Gerike, Managing Editor

April 13, 2018

At the NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles last month, Fergie earned the opportunity to do one of the most prestigious things a singer can do: sing the Star-Spangled Banner in front of a national crowd on live television. And she abs...

Blue and Black Lives Matter

Jaden Amos and Lexy Young

September 21, 2016

Everyday I have a fear that my dad, a police officer, may not come home due to cops being killed in the line of duty and in protests. Everyday I fear that I may not return home due to wrongly being killed during a routine sto...

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