Wellness Center should serve caffeinated tea

Gabriel Reuter, Reporter

February 14, 2019

When you walk into the Wellness Center, the atmosphere is welcoming and calming. Soft music plays as the steam rises slowly out of the little volcano. The couches are deep and comforting. Someone greets you with a smile. If you...

Reconsider taking adderal this testing season


February 14, 2019

The Jolly Roger’s publication of an anonymous Op-Ed essay has been done at the request of the author, whose identity is known to us. The woes of the ADHD child are numerous. Organization, clumsiness of thoughts, even bas...

I’ll say it, Republican’s ruined their Party

Noel Rockwell, Editor

February 14, 2019

Over the past few decades, both major political parties have changed. While this comes as no surprise, the effect is what’s truly shocking. Examining a graph of the average ideological positions of House party coalitions, both...

Year since national protest, shootings continue

Sarah Barsky, Feature and Opinion Editor

February 14, 2019

Almost a year ago, one of the biggest protests led by young people in history, March For Our Lives, occurred. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentines Day 2018 sparked outrage nationwide....

Government workers lean on citizens for help

Connor George, Reporter

February 14, 2019

I expect that the president of the United States of America would do everything in his power to do what’s best for the citizens. However, when a man like Trump is in office all of those responsibilities seem to just fly right...

Trump changes definition of domestic violence


February 14, 2019

Without warning or thorough consideration, the Trump administration recently made significant changes to the definition of domestic violence. The previous definition, created in the Obama-era and assessed by the National Center...

Its time to vote

The Staff of The Jolly Roger

October 17, 2018

The complex nature of our political climate is both unsettling and horrifying. The outrage and controversy taking place within our nation’s government precariously rests upon a divided country, one that continues to disagree...

SOAR’s good intentions abound; unintended consequences loom

Eli Wrathall, Copy Editor

October 17, 2018

Students Organized Against Racism, commonly known as SOAR, tasks itself with tackling issues of broad racial injustices on campus. According to advisors LoRayne Ortega and Jennifer Mall, the concept of microaggressions represent...

Student muses about senior status

Chris Carlucci, Reporter

October 17, 2018

There is a reason 12th graders get their own tree, a reason why they should have priority parking, or seating, or why they should be the first into dances and rallies. Each might be their last one. It still seems surreal to be...

End mandatory small learning communities

Natalie Agnew, News Editor

October 17, 2018

High school is about freedom for self-discovery both socially and academically. The idea of obligatory small learning communities contradicts this by restricting student’s opportunities to a single path, based on a judgment...

Take initiative, make summer meaningful

Isa Ferris, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Summer. Does it mean spending time at home, traveling the world, sports practice, work or procrastinating on the AP summer assignments? This is the question that almost all teachers pose on the first day of school. As students...