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Don’t let them eat cake

Taylor Buckland, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Obesity has been a leading crisis in the United States for years, and according to research, the root of this problem lies in the high prices of healthy and nutritious food. According to a 2016 study by WebMD, 69 percent of...

Is it time to end affirmative action in college admissions? (Con)

Noah Pittarelli, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

When first applying to colleges, there tends to be much chatter about affirmative action. With the goal of leveling the playing field for those of all genders, races, ethnicity, affirmative action was established to allow for...

Let’s dance!

Editorial Board

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

For the previous two school years, the prom was the only dance hosted by the school, leaving freshmen and many sophomores out. Surrounding schools had homecoming dances, fall and winter formal dances and other events. On our...

Is it time to end affirmative action in college admissions? (Pro)

Lexi Murray, Assistant Editor in Chief

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Affirmative action is defined by Merriam Webster as “an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women.” Based off of the socioeconomic history of our nation,...

Goodbye valedictorians

editorial board

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In the past, the top two students of the graduating class were recognized as the valedictorian and salutatorian and spoke at graduation. No more. Instead, the county will now recognize seniors with a weighted GPA of 4.25...

Four-year college is not the only path to prosperity

Jada Caldwell, Copy Editor

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Typically, when you’re a little kid, all you want to do is grow up and be “like the big kids.” And for many of us, all the “big kids” we idolized went to college. Upon entering high school, it’s as though everywhere...

PC culture ruins debate and creativity

Colby Brown, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Most people know about or have heard about PC culture before, whether you agree with the ideas being pushed by the movement or not. The idea of being politically correct is about using language, policies or ideas that avoid offending...

Time to end the tampon tax

Maggie Smart, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In the United States there are many medical products, ranging from Band-Aids to sunscreen that are qualified for tax breaks; however, tampons, which are considered a “luxury item,” are not one of them. The tax on tampons...

Computers not always the best tool for learning

Runder Rains, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Although technology does make a good portion of high school easier, are we relying on computers too much? A majority of assignments, projects, quizzes and tests are done on computers now. I don’t remember the last time when...

Excused absence notes penalize the uninsured

Carley Parrish, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In numerous American schools, rules require students to bring doctor’s notes after missing school due to illness. However, 40 million Americans cannot afford healthcare, so they can’t visit a medical practitioner to receive...

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