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How Important Should Standardized Tests Be?

Josey MacDonald, reporter

October 14, 2019

With the PSAT quickly approaching, I think it’s worth considering the concept of standardized testing. Doing well on tests like these is important because of their value in the college admissions process, and because they can b...

Goldfish, A Review

Goldfish, A Review

October 10, 2019

Four Easy Actions You Can Take To Help Fight Climate Change

Josey MacDonald, reporter

October 8, 2019

The thought of climate change can easily become overwhelming. Rising temperatures bringing drought and food shortages, rising sea levels flooding coastal cities, extreme storms destroying homes. Dread and fear are often the do...

Why You Should Be Reading Joe Ide

Luke O'Connell, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2019

     Over the summer, my dad suggested that I read the mystery novel IQ by Joe Ide, the first of a now four book series. I flew through it and picked up his second book, Righteous, as soon as I could. His superb writing skil...

An Open Letter To High Schoolers: The News is Worth Paying Attention To

Ali Caudle, Reporter

October 7, 2019

One common critique of teenagers is that we are self absorbed. We’re egocentric, self-centered, and only care about ourselves. You could argue this point, insist that you care about other things and other people, but you’re rendering you...

The New Road Remodel On 5th and 6th Street in The Zoo

Hailey Oien, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Driving can be stressful, and a tight two-lane road doesn't make it any better. You are driving along jamming out with your friends in the car, but all you can think about is, “Don’t hit the car next to you, don’t hit th...

Why Spanish Classrooms Should Stop Using Spanish Names

Ali Caudle, Reporter

September 26, 2019

   If, on the first day of school, your math teacher instructed you to choose a name such as “Fraction”, “Inequality”, or “Geometry” to go by for the rest of the year, it would be perceived as strange and unnece...

No One Cares About Your Metal Straws

Luke O'Connell, Editor in Chiefw

September 24, 2019

Throughout 2019, the use of metal straws has grown exponentially. In correlation with that, the trend of posting a photo of your new straw with a “quirky” caption along the lines of “Save the turtles!” has become incredibly popular. To be blunt, no one cares about your metal straws.

VSCO Culture: Here to Stay?

VSCO Culture: Here to Stay?

September 23, 2019

Why Democrats Should be Dropping Out

Luke O'Connell, Editor in Chief

September 17, 2019

     As we look forward, after the third debate of the 2020 election cycle, I find it important to discuss where each of the Democratic candidates are headed. To put it bluntly, many of the candidates ought to drop out. In reality, ...

Male and Female Tennis Players Should Play the Same Number of Sets

Josey MacDonald, reporter

September 16, 2019

I spent part of last weekend watching the tennis US Open, which was exciting, and featured some well known players, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, in the finals. Although I know relatively little about tennis, one thing in part...

The Back to School Struggles

Hailey Oien, Reporter

September 9, 2019

There comes a time where the fun comes to an end. Where the late nights turn into early mornings. Something kids either love or hate, there isn't much of an in between. Getting back in the routine of going to bed when the sun is...

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