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High school can’t reach Hollywood heights

High school can’t reach Hollywood heights

Stanlee Yurks, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We're all in this together, right? Not necessarily. There have been many expectations put on incoming freshmen about what high school is really like through the media, TV shows and movies, but are these expectations true? After the first few weeks of high school, freshmen may come to realize that ...

GMO: Cause for concern or grocery stores’ saving grace?

GMO: Cause for concern or grocery stores’ saving grace?

Katie Boler, Opinion Co-Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

GMO. It peeks from the fine print and hides in long lists of "enriched" foods. Genetically modified organisms are created by splicing a gene from a bacteria or a virus into a crop, making it resistant to chemical herbicides used to eliminate unwanted weeds. According to Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. from ...

Summer college work heats up

Summer college work heats up

Devon Sheehan, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Junior year is in its final stretch, and that means that the long anticipated senior year is just within reach. The goal is only 2 months away, a.k.a. summer vacation. Over the summer, ‘senioritis’ is going to transfer from the incoming college freshmen to the rising seniors, but the nostalgia of t...

Hopping down bunny trail away from Easter?

Hopping down bunny trail away from Easter?

Natalia Fic, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Whenever Easter is mentioned, people usually think of the Easter Bunny delivering chocolate covered eggs or marshmallow Peeps that are so jam packed with sugar they are bound to cause some form of diabetes. Since when was Easter thought to be a holiday that focused solely on food and a mythical creature...

ACT costs rising faster than scores

ACT costs rising faster than scores

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It is amazing how the three letters of 'ACT' will bring about anxiety and nervousness in most juniors that hope to do well. Nearly every student will take the ACT or SAT in their junior and senior years. Because of every student having to take these standardized tests, it creates a massive market as ...

Newbies drive into disaster

Newbies drive into disaster

Emma Perry, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s happened to everyone: you're driving along the road and all of a sudden, bam! You’re cut off by a car, and on the back, there is the dreaded sticker reading “New Driver”. As most drivers 16 years and older can attest to, finally passing the dreaded test and receiving your license is one o...

Spring up, break away at beaches

Spring up, break away at beaches

Nicole Piwowarczyk, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Spring break is the perfect time to let off steam and relax from the pressure of school. Some of the top places to visit during this week are Florida, Mexico, and California. These locations are perfect for spring break, and they are affordable, not to mention filled with excitement and adventure. F...

New year, same wardrobe?

New year, same wardrobe?

Natalia Fic, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In the year 2016, masses of people brought back fashion trends that we hope had died in the past. Unfortunately, we were wrong. Everything from "mom jeans" to chokers to the funky “t-shirt-over-dress style” has been horrifically spread like a deadly plague throughout the vast world of fashion and s...

Valentine’s Day, or ‘Hallmark hell’

Valentine’s Day, or ‘Hallmark hell’

Sarah Schade, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

There are always an awkward few months between New Year’s Day and the next big holiday. There is a drag in the overall excitement of people after Jan. 1 until about Saint Patrick’s Day. The solution? Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to showering your significant other with lavish...

Coming to terms with Trump’s term

Coming to terms with Trump’s term

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump is truly a man of unprecedented proportion. From his reality TV star status and his outrageous campaign to his status as the 45th president of these great 50 states, he is truly a man that stands out. His first few days have defined his administration and have set the tone for the futur...

Call off the service dogs!

Call off the service dogs!

Emma Perry, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Dogs are truly man’s best friend, and this holds true especially for those suffering from a physical or mental impairment. These specially trained animals provide a service beyond measure for those who struggle with an issue that impacts every aspect of their daily life, accompanying their owner nearly...

Social media showdown

Social media showdown

Nicole Piwowarczyk, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Eased by the constant access provided by mobile devices, teenagers are believed to spend over two hours online daily. Teenagers use many different social networks, such as Snapchat and Instagram, to keep in contact with friends and family members. With the availability of so many different social net...

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