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

Hunter Gill, Sports Editor

May 17, 2018

Filed under Opinions

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

Filed under Opinions

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

Filed under Column

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

Filed under Opinions

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

Filed under Opinions

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

Filed under Opinions

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...

Unsettling treatment of puppies in puppy mills

Daniela Delgado, Copy Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under Opinions

When searching for a new puppy or dog for a household, people usually have two options: adopting or purchasing. Purchasing puppies often involves buying from pet stores. However, puppies that are sold in pet stores usually come...

The legally questionable, yet morally sound teamwork of the FBI and Geek Squad

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

March 28, 2018

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Both the FBI and Best Buy’s Geek Squad have been under fire in the media lately for their history of collaboration. The FBI was discovered to have been paying Geek Squad as informants when they came across, flagged and report...

State of the Union claims: fact or fiction?

Ava Darden, Design Editor

March 27, 2018

Filed under Opinions

On Jan 30, 2018,  President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address. Many debates have sparked on social media and news sites over whether or not the President’s first year was as successful as he claims. ...