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Physical education should not be a high school requirement

Samantha Parr, Staff
December 24, 2019

Many students detest physical education (PE) class, as it breeds athletic and social supremacism. For others, it gives them a great opportunity to blow off some steam after a long day of remaining relatively stationary. Regardless, high school students should not be required to participate in PE as it does not benefit their health as its proponents intended.

The purpose of PE is to encourage children...

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Drug abuse at core of high school interaction

Sophia Martin, Opinion Editor
December 20, 2019

The use (and often abuse) of substances during adolescent years has been a social norm for decades. Movies all the way back to the fifties show teens partying with a drink in hand or casually smoking a cigarette. 

A societal expectation has developed that teens at some point will experiment with this kind of risky behavior through their “rebellious years” and to “find themselves.” Drinking...

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Let’s raise our sons and daughters the same

Melissa Auchard, Staff
December 10, 2019

I was around eight years old and sitting in a comfortable position on one of my family’s living room chairs, with my feet on the chair and legs bent on either side of my torso.

“You should close your legs,” my father said.

“Why?” I replied.

“Because ladies don’t do that.”


“They just don’t.”

I spoke to my father recently about what he said to me that...

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Satan Stuns Nation by Announcing 2020 Democratic Bid

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 19, 2019

THE SEVENTH CIRCLE OF HELL - After a turbulent start to the election cycle, the Prince Of Darkness has just announced the launch of his presidential campaign.


“I think there’s a lot of room in this election,” Lucifer, Destroyer of Souls, said. “I was watching the debates and I felt like they just weren’t playing my part correctly, you know? They were like pale imitations of me....

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Ally Fry, Feature and Satire Editor
November 15, 2019

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Kaden Brastow, Staff
November 11, 2019

The lack of funding for education in the United States has always been a problem, but now the crisis has grown to be more serious than ever. Elementary, middle and high schools suffer from lack of funding, and millions of college graduates are entrenched in debt. Action needs to be taken to prevent this, and government-subsidized college education students is a clear choice.

Student debt has doubled...

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Young climate change activist under fire

Lucie Martikan, Copy Editor
November 7, 2019

Critics set on debunking the “myth” of global warming have found their next target: 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Criticism skyrocketed after a photo surfaced on the internet of the teen enjoying a meal on a train in recent weeks.

It’s clear to see, however, that these varying accusations arise from some kind of underlying need to invalidate her. 

Twitter users were quick...

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Stefanie Iojica, Editor-in-Chief
November 7, 2019

Black children poisoned in Flint, Michigan; inner-city residents dying from heat waves; Poor infants irreparably harmed by the lead paint flaking from the walls of their aging homes: these are the faces of the people affected by climate change, unseen and unaddressed by the mainstream environmental movement. 

Politicians and activists have failed to recognize and address the disproportionate impact...

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Fast fashion accelerating climate disaster 

Alice Simenstad, Staff
November 7, 2019

People all over the world claim to be amending their lives to save the environment, but many are overlooking the source of much of the world’s pollution: the fashion industry.

Companies that manufacture cheap clothes to follow popular fashion trends like Forever 21, Zaful, and H&M, produce clothes in an unethical manner and cause excessive damage to the environment. The fashion industry is...

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Kyla Seeley, Copy Editor Jr.
November 7, 2019

The “easy way out” has appealed to us since the dawn of our time. Think about it: Setting a trap as opposed to hunting an animal on foot, or buy a ready-made lunch as opposed to making one. From the Australopithecus era to a working parent of the 21st century, that has always been the preferred method. This love for quick and easy solutions is what mainly caused the influx of plastic-made product...

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Climate change movement widening political divide

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor
October 31, 2019

The loudest and most prominent climate change activists reject proposed solutions because the solutions operate under a system they deem unjust.

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Eli Wrathall, Copy Editor
June 23, 2019


Contrary to what some people at this school seem to think, I am not a conservative. If one analyzes my political beliefs, it turns out that I am quite moderate. That is, because the answer is almost always nuanced, and lies in the middle.

Does this mean I dispute the opinion of experts if such an opinion backs the belief of one side? No, hence why I am fully behind climate science. But...

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