The truth behind high school relationships

The truth behind high school relationships

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school is the zenith for unsuccessful relationships: finding the boy or girl of your dreams and running off into the sunset just before he/she breaks up with you for an ill-advised reason. It is not often where a high school relationship lasts or go nearly as far as you think. Most of the time,...

Why SparkNotes can’t be a substitute for English novels

Why SparkNotes can’t be a substitute for English novels

Written by Matas Borusevicius, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the school year settling in, students are all beginning to face the normal pace of the classes. This also comes with students reading their classic novels required for English class. This can be a daunting task for most, especially in honors classes where 200 pages of archaic vocabulary in a clas...

The lie of “love at first sight”

The lie of “love at first sight”

Written by Adriana Watson, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Perhaps the biggest issue regarding gender is that neither gender truly understands the other. Women just assume that men think like them (which is hilariously false), and men typically have no idea what women are thinking to begin with (because women are sporadic aliens). And even worse, most people spe...

Does school really benefit us all

Written by Daniel Cruz, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

School is a part of every student's life, but some people have different opinions or views on whether it is beneficial. Some students think grades measure who can do hours of homework, and some people think that grades can actually measure intelligence. Everybody has different outlooks, but in my opinion,...

Can we have class outside?

Written by Taelor Mutz, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Spring is finally here! The weather is becoming a little warmer each day. Being stuck in a classroom all winter makes students feel gloomy. Since our winter season seems to last forever, why can’t we go outside when the weather is finally nice? Having class outside can have many benefits for stud...

Laziness in the form of packets

Written by Stephanie Guzman, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Throughout the span of a student's high school career, he or she encounters a diverse amount of teachers each year with their own teaching methods. Each student has a preferred method of teaching: there’s a reason some teachers stand out as favorites among students. Growing up they tell you there ...

How our views have changed

Written by Stephanie Guzman, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

From a first lady who promoted body positivity and staying healthy to one who is known for plastic surgery and enhancements, there’s been a dynamic shift for women and girls in America. Women's march broke out across the nation and was overwhelming with response. Women, men, and children of equali...

An open letter to protesters

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear protesters, I get it if you’re mad. You got Donald Trump as president, and the Alt-Right is beating you down one politician at a time. But come on! Have a little respect. Just because you don’t like the president, and people are starting to see past your poorly researched facts and your horri...

The power of words

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You are dumb. You’re ugly. You’re useless. You’re disappointing. You’re embarrassing. You’re ignorant. You’re messy. You’re weak. You’re short. You’re tall. You’re gay. You’re awkward. You’re friendless. You’re weird. You’re obnoxious. You’re… different. Words surround us. T...

The flag we pledge to

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Flags are a symbol most of us are so familiar with; they almost seem to blend into the scenery. We see flags everyday. Some represent small things like movements and organizations while others represent much bigger things, like an entire nation. And it is those flags that need to be addressed, particularly...

Turning a new leaf

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As we watch the leaves change from green to the color of our future President, it’s hard not to take a step back and examine how we got here. This race has been a wild one. With two candidates who seem more concerned with the next best insult than their values and policies, it’s hard to find a candidate...

The dead fight

Written by Adriana Watson

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the early 1900s, a movement began that would change this country for the better. Women began to rise up: they dusted off their skirts, grabbed their bicycles and signs, and began to fight for a right that is very dear to Americans. The right to vote. Women came out and gave voice to those whose l...

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