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Indoctrination at young age inhibits religious diversity

Indoctrination at young age inhibits religious diversity

Paul Leininger, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Indoctrination is one of the most powerful weapons that mankind has created. It can be used to hide the truth and foster belief in false ideas. We like to think that indoctrination is a thing of the past, or that it’s only utilized by dictators in far away countries. However, indoctrination exists...

Pyramid schemes return in new form

Pyramid schemes return in new form

Megan Bosshart, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to work for yourself and make thousands of dollars a month just by selling everyday products like leggings or essential oils?  The freedom and flexibility of one such career is desirable in an age of marketing that has stepped out of the constr...

Parking posers prompt frustration

Grace Zimmerman & Tess McLaughlin, Opinion Editor & Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

As a teenager getting one’s licenses is a coveted milestone to life. However with the newfound freedom of driving to school also comes the responsibility of finding a place to park your car. To those who pay for a parking pass Saint Viator promises a safe and close parking spot, however some help themsel...

Drivers beware: red light cameras cause accidents

Drivers beware: red light cameras cause accidents

Anthony Pezzetti, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Red light cameras only cause more accidents than they prevent and sometimes don’t even do their jobs. Red light cameras are devices that take a picture of your license plate if you run through a red light or stop over the line. When going past a red light camera there is usually one sign, and it...

Reconsider P.E. requirement for varsity athletes

Reconsider P.E. requirement for varsity athletes

Grace Zimmerman, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

When the word “school” comes to mind, one is reminded of the typical classes like math, science, and literature. Most people overlook a class that has been in the school curriculum since around 1820. That class is physical education. In grade school, P.E. is used as a means of energizing students...

Colleges look for more than ACT scores in applications

Mrs. Dutmers, College Counselor

March 22, 2019

As the college counselor, I have great news to share that some students may not be aware of until the college planning meeting, which is another great reason to schedule your junior year meeting with the college counselor, as we cover A LOT of information and how it pertains to you! First, the majority...

Try travel this spring break

Try travel this spring break

Katie McManaman, World Editor

March 22, 2019

I have been lucky enough to travel throughout my life. Whether it is swimming with an array of colorful fish near a reef off the coast of Hawaii, hiking in El Yunque National Rainforest in Puerto Rico or touring the Catacombs in Paris, every vacation and moment of travel serves extra helpings of excite...

Schools must take extreme weather seriously

Schools must take extreme weather seriously

Megan Bosshart, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2019

While students rejoice at the possibility of not having to attend school when there’s too much snow to make it to school or the temperatures are too cold, the prospect of canceling school is often seen as a last ditch option in an effort to provide the students with the most time in the classroom....

ACT lowers self esteem, creates stress

ACT lowers self esteem, creates stress

Anthony Pezzetti, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

I don't believe that one test should be a big factor in how you continue your education because it can only test your ability to take a test. Kids spend many hours and dollars preparing for one test that is, in theory, the most important factor when applying to colleges. When practicing and preparing f...

Shutdown shakes up country

Shutdown shakes up country

Quentin Perry, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

After a strenuous three week government shutdown, Washington is still trying to dig itself out of a hole. The effects of the shutdown could be felt throughout Washington D.C., leaving even the most experienced members of Congress scratching their heads. The mastermind behind the shutdown, President ...

Drawbacks of welfare prompt new solutions to poverty

Drawbacks of welfare prompt new solutions to poverty

Paul Leininger, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

Whether or not you agree with the welfare programs in America, you cannot they have drawbacks. These include increased taxes on the rest of the citizens, as well as their lack of efficiency. Programs such as “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families”, or TANF, often result in strengthening the cyc...

GMOs offer cure for poverty

GMOs offer cure for poverty

Paul Leininger, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

The use of GMOs (Genetically modified organisms) have been an issue of worldwide debate for as long as they have existed. Many people believe that GMOs are dangerous to humans. However, in reality, they are not only helping humanity but helping to protect the environment as well. Genetically modified...

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