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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...

Opinion: The death penalty is racist and unnecessary

Opinion: The death penalty is racist and unnecessary

Elly Green, Reporter February 9, 2021

For years, Americans have protested the unjust and racially motivated use of the death penalty or capital punishment. On Mar. 23, 2020, Colorado became the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty. Films...

Opinion: Online Hallpasses are beneficial

Opinion: Online Hallpasses are beneficial

Eris Rindt, Reporter February 9, 2021

Students have used passes to get out of class for a variety of different reasons for ages, but this year hall passes look a little different. In order to remain in the online format as much as possible,...

Opinion: More vegetarian options should be available in restaurants

Opinion: More vegetarian options should be available in restaurants

Matt Olson, Reporter February 8, 2021

In a country that revolves around the meat and dairy industry, it can be very difficult for people who are vegetarian or vegan to find sustainable food options when they go out. According to Singleplatform,...

Opinion: Online school promotes cheating amongst students

Opinion: Online school promotes cheating amongst students

Elly Green, Reporter January 27, 2021

With the emergence of remote learning for a wide range of students across the globe, it is undeniable that students may use online sources to aid them in their coursework. While some would call this strategy...

Opinion: The ACT should not be a thing

Opinion: The ACT should not be a thing

Libby Crawford, Reporter December 7, 2020

The ACT test is a four section test (english, math, reading and science) that high school juniors and seniors take to prepare for college. This tests the students’ comprehension of what they have learned...

Opinion: There are alternate routes to success besides going to college

Opinion: There are alternate routes to success besides going to college

Matt Olson, Reporter November 18, 2020

Many people grow up believing that life has a plan set in stone: graduate high school, go to college, get a steady job, start a family. This idea teaches us that the only way to be successful is by going...

Opinion: Working remotely provides more flexibility to students

Opinion: Working remotely provides more flexibility to students

Libby Crawford, Reporter November 5, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many changes and difficulties throughout the world including how school is being taught this year and all everyone is hearing about are the negatives. This school year may look quite...

President Donald Trump nominated judge Amy Coney Barrett to precede Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

Opinion: Coney Barrett is unfit for the Supreme Court

Matt Olson, Reporter November 3, 2020

As of Oct. 26, Amy Coney Barrett was officially sworn in as the new Supreme Court Justice, and unless you are a heterosexual Christian white man, you should be concerned. Justice Coney Barrett has been...

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