High school valuable experience, but not “best four years”

Morgan Barnes, Features Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As is obvious to everyone who is a senior, we are nearing graduation. The time when we all get to walk across the stage on Fischer Field. The gates of freedom from this penitentiary that we call high school. While these last few weeks will be filled with advice and well wishings, let us not forget...

Baseball provides necessary outlet, inspiration for future

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

epression is hard to understand if you haven’t had it, and it’s even harder to cope with. There is a stigma around depression that makes people believe depression is just like Zoloft commercials, but it isn’t. Depression feels like your inner thoughts are not yours, but the thoughts of someone...

Journalism teaches lessons that apply to career, life overall

Katherine Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief
May 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I was never a fan of high school. I came through the doors my freshman year with low expectations, and even those were not surpassed. I know that I will not look back particularly fondly on my time here, and I have made peace with that. However, despite the negatives, I have made wonderful friends, learned...

Students should not be afraid to try new things, stand out

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Dear freshman Michaela, First of all I just want to send you some shocking news. You know Donald Trump? He’s our president. It is now cool to wear overalls, corduroy, and almost anything else from the 90’s. You currently own a banjo, 56 records, 21 comics, and have a dead cactus sitting on your...

Use time during summer to full advantage

Lauren Mitchell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
May 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Ed

For most, the 3:30 bell on May 19 will mark the beginning of the ultimate season for Netflix binge-watching, lazy days by the pool, and carefree road trips with friends. After a seemingly never ending fourth quarter packed full of activities and important finals, ACTs and AP exams, the laid back nature...

Awareness for underrated activities essential

Benton Dreasher, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When the band comes around playing the fight song, followed by the athletic teams, one thing comes to the mind of few: Only the athletics teams come around when in fact there are actually many forms of competition that are not sports that require recognition as well. Some of these forms of competition...

Children’s voices in divorce are vital

Ellen Garrett, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

According to family law.com half of all American children will witness the breakup of their parent’s marriage. That means about half of the students in the halls are children of divorce. With this many children of divorce, it seems like children would get a say about custody issues, but in many...

Recognition needed for all scholarships

Emma Pulaski, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With graduation approaching and seniors starting to crack down on finding a college to further their education, the urgency for scholarships have been brought up for many. Signing parties fill up seminar time and social media provides a place for students to let people know they have accepted to continue...

Students compare positives, negatives of new bell schedule

Skylar Botterweck, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

According to a study done by American Economic Review, students who miss class increase their odds of having a poor grade in class and the new bell schedule is helping avoid this problem. Student athletes miss core classes because of game days sometimes as much as twice a week, by having seminar every...

Students compare positives, negatives of new bell schedule

Meghan Symonds, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Next year’s bell schedule is not convenient for students. Zero hour will be starting 35 minutes earlier, forcing students to wake up earlier than what they are used to. According to nationwidechildrens.org, teenagers need at least nine and a half hours of sleep every night. On average, teenagers...

Expanded communication beneficial to teens

April Vidacs, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Ed

In today’s culture, where the media has become prominent in everyday life, teenagers should use their resources to communicate and make connections with others on a global level. With approximately 7.5 billion people in the world, according to worldometers.info, it is strange to assume that every person...

Learning foreign language earlier in life stimulates brain growth

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Many people take a foreign language class for at least two years in high school. But, it is not very common to hear of people learning a foreign language in middle school or even elementary school. After just two years of a foreign language or even four, it is very rare that a student will be able to...

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