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Wellness Center should serve caffeinated tea

Gabriel Reuter, Reporter

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

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

Anonymous

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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, Reporter

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

SOAR’s good intentions abound; unintended consequences loom

Eli Wrathall, Copy Editor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

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...

End mandatory small learning communities

Natalie Agnew, Feature Editor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

Advanced Journalism most valuable class here

Nina Schmidt, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I’ve taken 29 different classes here with 22 different teachers and throughout all of those experiences, Advanced Journalism has by far had the greatest effect on who I am today. Writing for the Jolly Roger pushed me to do...

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