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Fiddler on the Roof

Matthew Troutman

May 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The cast scurries around in the dark minutes before the curtain rises; the actors sing “Tradition” backstage as the cast moves into the first number of the show. Backstage crew members make sure no one misses a prop, entrance or quick change for the three nights of Fiddler on the Roof March 30,...

Summer Reads

Macayla Hughes

May 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Summer is a great time to lay out in the sun, get a tan, and to get your read on. With two and a half months off, you have enough time to knock off some of those books you have been dying to read. Here are a few ‘to reads’ to start your vacation off right. First up on the list would be Safe Haven...

Twitter Fights

Twitter Fights

Lainey Dent

December 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s a Saturday morning, 9 am. I wake up and roll over to check my phone. Twitter. While scrolling through my feed, I see four people arguing about whether Clinton or Trump should be president. Next, I grab my popcorn and sit back to read through this thread. Those who argue on Twitter normally...

Sports VS. Arts

Claire Cox

December 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Sports VS. Arts. One of the biggest yet unacknowledged competitions in the high school. Everybody knows it's there, but everyone refuses to talk about it, especially faculty and administration. The issue is between the students, but it's supported by the staff. After a big game for the football...

Say No To Drugs

Say No To Drugs

Jenna Collier

December 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

17 percent of high school students abuse the toxic substances such as alcohol and drugs, according to the Huffington Post website It's important for schools to drug test so the students can stay healthy and they make better decisions. The use of these substances is not worth it. Peer pressure...

Top Ten Worst Ways To Break Up With Somebody

Top Ten Worst Ways To Break Up With Somebody

Macayla Enman

December 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Nearly everyone at some point has gone thought of the worst ways to dump a somebody. The breakup process is almost always awkward and uncomfortable no matter how you go about it. But what are some of the worst ways to dump someone? Top 10 worst way to break up with somebody: 1. Through a text m...

Unfit for the Oval Office

Unfit for the Oval Office

Abby Langton

December 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In 2016 we face the presidential campaign of republican nominee Donald Trump against democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Both candidates might have said things we do not agree with, but Donald Trump has crossed lines. He is unfit to run the country. The United States of America is supposed...

A Spooky Monday

A Spooky Monday

Vanessa Barbosa

December 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Teenagers should be able to go trick-or-treating and dress up for Halloween. Their age and height shouldn’t matter if they want candy while they either guide around their younger sibling or they go out with friends. Children above the age of 13 often either refused candy, or given odd stares...

Catchin’ Some More Z’s

Gracyn Shulista

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s 6:30 in the morning and I wake up to the sound of my third or fourth alarm. I think to myself, “Gracyn, you have got to get up, you’ll be late.” I finally get out of bed and walk slowly to my closet and get dressed. Walking by my bed and seeing the stack of textbooks and my notes...

10 Things I Wish I’d Known As A Freshman

10 Things I Wish I’d Known As A Freshman

Moorea Long, Social Media Editor

September 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

1. Relax. Seniors will not actually shove you into lockers, despite rumors to the contrary. 2. Take a risk, not the kind of risk that lands you in the principal’s office, but go outside your comfort zone and explore your new horizon. 3. Accept the fact that your friend group from middle school...

Keep it clean

Whitney McDaniel, Online Editor

December 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Is it publicly acceptable to walk on all fours? What about eating boogers? Is it an option to sleep at work? Of course it’s an option. However, is it smart to risk your job? No, it’s just not worth it. Hygiene is a direct correlation. Is it publicly acceptable to never shower? What about leaving...

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

Brooke Prothe, Sports Editor

December 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The holidays are approaching and everyone seems to be getting into the “Christmas spirit.” People are decorating their houses with lights, Christmas trees, stockings and other various decorations. I love the holidays, but I think someone crazy made up all these traditions. On Thanksgiving Day, we...

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