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College tuition increases as years continue

Vanessa Martin

May 25, 2018

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  Student tuition prices for colleges and universities have continued to climb. This increase leads to more student debt for those attending universities and less students being able to go to college due to prices. ...

The Case for the implementation of Disposable Lunch Trays at Athens Drive

Ava Darden, Design Editor

May 24, 2018

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When scientists and technological developers envision what the world will be like in 500 years, they often dream of artificial intelligence and flying cars. While the boom of development we’re experiencing now may make thos...

The True Forces that drive our Elections

Ava Darden, Design Editor

May 24, 2018

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Many things drive an election. Anger, passion and fear are merely emotional examples that persuade voters of all backgrounds to support candidates they feel will advocate for and well represent their values. But one thing tur...

United States must Proceed with caution when dealing with North Korea, Kim Jong-un

Hunter Gill, Sports Editor

May 17, 2018

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North Korea made the welcome announcement April 22 that they will suspend nuclear and inter-continental ballistic missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s northern region. This announcement comes before ...

The many ways to reduce plastic waste

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

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Plastic is inexpensive, lightweight and durable, which is why almost every industry loves it - and because it is light and cheap, there is a lot of it. These qualities are what each industry looks for when making a product. Howe...

Change throughout high school is beneficial

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

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As a scrawny middle schooler, my expectations for high school were set very low by my teachers who told me that it would be a lot stricter and there would be no test corrections when I would fail my math tests. However, whe...

What color is “nude”

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

May 7, 2018

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When you hear something referred to as a “nude” color, what image comes to mind? We should think of a variety of different flesh tones, but like the fashion and beauty industries, the dancewear industry sees “nude” as a color ranging from pale pink to ...

Should access to healthcare be a right or a privilege?

Daniela Delgado, Copy Editor

May 7, 2018

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Numerous countries around the world provide universal healthcare to people; however, the United States is not one of these. The United States instead provides a health care system that is not fully accessible to everyone. With th...

Eliminating valedictorian promotes the increased wellness in academic students

Daniela Delgado, Copy Editor

April 30, 2018

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Every year, a valedictorian is announced as having the highest grade point average in their graduating class and being ranked as number one. However, schools around the United States have been getting rid of the valedictorian title....

Florida student who was forced to cover her nipples adds to the growing fight against schools sexualizing girls bodies

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

April 29, 2018

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Lizzy Martinez, a 17-year-old junior at Braden River High School in Bradenton, Florida was forced by school administrators to cover her nipples because they were allegedly distracting her classmates. Martinez decided not to wea...

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