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Opinion: Final exams do more harm than good

Opinion: Final exams do more harm than good

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Reporter May 20, 2021

The final month of the school year is a rollercoaster of emotions for many high school students. Some students are preparing to attend college, others are taking steps to apply to colleges and universities,...

Senior Opinion: Capitalism is Killing Us

Senior Opinion: Capitalism is Killing Us

Matt Olson, Reporter May 17, 2021

I am going to unlock a memory that you have probably forgotten about. The date is Apr. 22 and you are in the second grade. Your teacher walks into the classroom with craft supplies and cupcakes with green...

Senior Opinion: Women suffer mistreatment in athletics

Senior Opinion: Women suffer mistreatment in athletics

Kati Blaylock, Reporter May 17, 2021

Looking back on my childhood, one of my most prominent memories occurred during elementary school recess. Each day we would have the opportunity to venture outside to play and release our energy for a...

Opinion: Anti-Transgender Bills are Harmful to Trans Youth

Opinion: Anti-Transgender Bills are Harmful to Trans Youth

Matt Olson, Reporter May 9, 2021

Over the past several months, multiple states have made bills that specifically target transgender youth in the United States. In June 2020, the Trump Administration passed a law stating that medical professionals...

Opinion: Importance of 97% trend

Opinion: Importance of 97% trend

Elly Green, Reporter April 15, 2021

In early March, the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality released a study that showed a striking 97% of women in the United Kingdom from ages 18-24 have been victims of sexual harassment, according to Distractify....

Opinion: Cost should not be attached to AP tests

Opinion: Cost should not be attached to AP tests

Matt Olson, Reporter April 11, 2021

As of 2020, the approximate cost of each Advanced Placement (AP) test was $94, and is said to increase by $1 or $2 each year, according to prepscholar. This puts low-income students at a disadvantage compared...

Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility

Matt Olson, Reporter March 31, 2021

International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) is an annual event committed to celebrating trans people as well as bringing awareness to the discrimination that trans people have faced daily since...

Opinion: Parents should not pressure student's future plans

Opinion: Parents should not pressure student’s future plans

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Reporter March 8, 2021

When parents first enroll their children in school they do so in hopes that their child will one day receive enough education to find a job and be able to live a happy, successful and stable life. However,...

Spikes were put here to prevent people from sleeping outside of businesses.

Opinion: Anti-homeless architecture is harmful

Matt Olson, Reporter March 6, 2021

As of 2019, 567,715 Americans were experiencing homelessness, according to Endhomelessness. As if that is not bad enough, the United States Census Bureau estimates that there are 17,019,726 vacant housing...

Opinion: People should be able to travel over spring break

Opinion: People should be able to travel over spring break

Kati Blaylock, Reporter March 4, 2021

After the school year ended abruptly last spring break due to the pandemic, many students have been debating over the topic if people should travel over this spring break given how it has been over a year...

Opinion: People should not travel over spring break

Opinion: People should not travel over spring break

Lucy Buller, Reporter March 4, 2021

Spring break in 2020 ended up turning into a “home for the rest of the school year” break, and many trips and vacations were either cut short or cancelled. But the question remains of whether or not...

Opinion: Toxic relationships can cause long term effects

Opinion: Toxic relationships can cause long term effects

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Reporter February 9, 2021

Relationships are something that most people establish at a young age. Young adults develop relationships with their parents, siblings, friends and eventually they grow to have a significant other. Even...

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