Students justify, compare Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Students justify, compare Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Logan Treaster, Guest Columnist

October 21, 2016


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Put simply, this election is a choice between an establishment candidate, or an outsider. Trump is not a politician. He is not the type of person that will tell you what you want to hear until about ten seconds after you’ve cast your ballot. Trump, unlike Clinton, is not in the pocket of lobbyists...

Learning to play an instrument is beneficial

Learning to play an instrument is beneficial

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

October 21, 2016


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Contrary to popular belief, there are intellectual and social reasons to learn an instrument other than to ‘pick up the babes’. According to nationalgeographic.com, learning to play an instrument can aid in the resistance of memory loss and mental process reduction as well as increased vocal...

Resembling parents not an insult

Macy Rice, Reporter

October 21, 2016


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Typically, whenever someone is compared to their parents, their first reaction is to become defensive and deny the comment. Instead of becoming defensive, people should see it as a compliment and embrace these similarities more. From birth to around the age of 12, most children thought their parents...

Voter apathy takes away political voice of citizens

Voter apathy takes away political voice of citizens

Katherine Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2016


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The 2016 presidential election is rapidly approaching, marking the first poll a number of seniors will be able to participate in. To some, the idea of voting is exciting and important, but to others, it seems to be a waste of time with no real reward. This could not be further from the truth. Voter apathy...

Important life skills gained outside the classroom

Katherine Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2016


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The phrase ‘when will this ever be used in life?’ is commonly heard in high school classrooms as students struggle to memorize endless formulas and tedious information. While it may be true that the formula for area of a parallelogram will not be part of the daily adult work environment, there a...

Nationwide police presence in schools harmful to students

Gracie Hammond, Guest Columnist

September 30, 2016


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Over the past decade, an alarming trend has appeared in schools nationwide. Nationwide: trend of strict zero tolerance policies and negligence to the youth of the American public school system. More and more students find themselves suspended, expelled or in some cases referred to law enforcement for...

Kaepernick has the right to sit during national anthem

Kaepernick has the right to sit during national anthem

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

September 30, 2016


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Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, recently sat down during the national anthem instead of standing. Kaepernick said that he wouldn’t stand for the flag of a country that treats African Americans so poorly. However, this action has stirred controversy. Some people argue that...

Athletes compare requirements, risks involved in individual sports

Athletes compare requirements, risks involved in individual sports

Carlye Anderson, Guest Columnist

September 30, 2016


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Gymnastics is a tough sport. It is a sport that reflects strength, perseverance, determination and mental strength. It is primarily an individualized sport where the scores on each event are accumulated for an all around score for the individual and then added together to make a team score. Not only...

Athletes compare requirements, risks involved in individual sports

Athletes compare requirements, risks involved in individual sports

Matt Seirer, Guest Columnist

September 30, 2016


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There is no doubt that football and gymnastics are both tough sports to participate in, but football is the one that takes more grit. Football is a sport where one of the goals of the game is to make sure the player with possession of the ball ends up on the ground. There is a lot of risk for injury...

Awkward phase shapes future character

Awkward phase shapes future character

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

September 9, 2016


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In 2013, the film “We’re the Millers” came out, and the phrase, hashtag, and life motto, “NO RAGRETS” exploded. Though the scene of the misspelled tattoo is comical, it brings up a great point that is ignored by most. The young “thug” embraces his tattoo, even if he looks idiotic. This...

High schoolers with jobs better prepared for workplace

Erica Beebe, Co-Entertainment Editor

September 9, 2016


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In recent years, an increasing number of teenagers have entered the workforce. Their reasons vary from supporting their families, to saving money for college, or just to have some extra spending money for themselves. Some would say that jobs at young ages provide unneeded stress to already stressful...

Teens becoming disrespectful, losing sympathy for others

Caroline Barger, Reporter

September 9, 2016


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Respect is something that everyone deserves to have, but not everyone receives. As children, parents teach their kids to respect their elders, but has this trend dwindled within the younger generations? According to Sven Mørch, a psychology lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, the lack of manners...

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