Recognition needed for all scholarships

Emma Pulaski, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Making jokes about suicide unacceptable

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

March 17, 2017


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When a teacher assigns 100 chapters of reading the almost automatic response is “I’d rather drink bleach”. When the schedule shows 7-11 on a Saturday morning, periodical moans and grunts are typically followed by a rage filled “KILL ME NOW”. When a friend jokingly picks up a horrendous...

Take advantage of living in small town

Take advantage of living in small town

Sam Blaufuss, Guest Columnist

March 17, 2017


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It’s nothing new to hear people, young and old, stress how badly they need to “escape” Newton. Sure, there are plenty of reasons to leave - maybe one would rather live in a place with more career and entertainment opportunities; maybe citizens of Newton want to break free of the life they might...

Freedom of press now more important than ever

Freedom of press now more important than ever

Lauren Mitchell, Co-Editor-in-Chief/News Editor

March 17, 2017


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The Newseum, a Washington DC-based museum dedicated to the five freedoms of the First Amendment to the Constitution, displays a saying on its sixth floor about the role of a free press in a functioning society: “The free press is a cornerstone of democracy. People have a need to know. Journalists have...

Church should support spiritual relationship over ritual behaviors

Church should support spiritual relationship over ritual behaviors

Payton Fenwick, Opinion Editor

March 17, 2017


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For some, religion will help them only when one must go to church every Sunday. When one thinks back to the 50’s, it was ritual over relationship. Rain or shine, one would see every family, every Sunday, dressed in their best. According to stretchinternet.com, between 2007 and 2014 there has been a...

Dress to impress usable in all situations

Faye Smith, Reporter

February 16, 2017


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Imagine this, waking up one morning with the alarm set an hour earlier than usual, time to pick out a nice outfit and eat a nice breakfast, time to talk to friends and get work done in the mornings. How does that day usually pan out? Pretty well for most cases. When the alarm clock is late, no b...

Millennial most often used as curse word

Erica Beebe, Co-Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2017


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The word “millennial” has certainly been thrown around during the last election and in politics lately. This word, which is merely used to describe a generation of people, has taken on a negative connotation. Some have started to say this generation is lazy, materialistic and have a sense of self...

Shooting your shot relevant, successful

Macy Rice, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


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While the hashtag “#shootyourshot2016” gained popularity on Twitter last year, it mostly regarded sliding into the DMs of a potential significant other. However, the phrase can also be applied to other aspects of life, such as trying out for a new sport or even applying to an Ivy League college. Risk...

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