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Are College Visits Worth It?

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With summer break approaching quickly, students and their families are planning their vacations. However, they may want to consider planning college visits as well. After all, if students are planning on attending college, it is important they know what they are getting themselves into before they apply....

The Power of Generation Z

The Power of Generation Z

Hannah Cole, Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Generation Z is defined as the post-millennials, having birthdates from about 1995-2012. Recently Gen Z is also being defined by the young, outspoken students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. These students were first forced to speak out about gun violence after a shooting happened at their own school. Since then, the student...

Love, Simon: A Necessary Film for Young Generations

Hannah Cole, Reporter

March 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

"Love, Simon" is a groundbreaking, important movie that is providing the LGTBQ community with a chance to shine in pop culture. The film, directed by Greg Berlanti, showcases a closeted teen in high school. Simon, played by Nick Robinson, secretly voices his difficulties in having to hide such a large...

Senioritis

Olivia Oddo, Contributor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s second semester and seniors are getting anxious to graduate and further their academic careers. “I think by the time we become seniors, junior year wiped us out to the point where we are just ready to leave," senior Lauren Levine said. "We have also matured to the point where we don't need mu...

Thoughts on Two Late Arrivals

Anna Dawald, Contributor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Time to get up. It is the alarm clock ringing at 7:30 a.m., on late arrival Tuesday, and again on Thursday. How do students and teachers feel about the new schedule? Is it helping their sleep? The issue of the two late arrivals has been discussed among students at length. “I look forward to late ...

Procrastination

Will Haas, Contributor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In today’s world, procrastination is a big problem in schools. Students have procrastinated more than ever, and that needs to be stopped. Some high school students have some answers from their point of view, but Lisa Haas, 52, who went to high school decades ago has her personal answer. “My m...

It’s Time to Step Up

It’s Time to Step Up

Mikaela Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Thee fight for equality in all walks of life, it seems, is never ending. Each era contains unique movements that embody society at that moment in history. In 2018, another wave of the women’s movement, among others, characterizes the social issues pressing on many minds. In the past, women mobilized...

A Woman’s World

A Woman’s World

Hannah Cole, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This past President's Day weekend, the Jewish youth group, known as BBYO, held an international convention in Orlando, Florida. BBYO welcomed over 3,000 Jewish teens from all over the world. Throughout the convention, many celebrities gave speeches, performed and greeted the teens. There...

March For Our Lives

Lauren Prehn, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Feb. 14, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people and wounded over a dozen. Like many mass shootings in the past decade, the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, used an AR-15 semi-automatic style weapon. A fairly easy gun to purchase, the AR-15 has no wait...

Valentines Day: Single or Taken

Mel Koenrer, Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A dreaded day of the year for those without a significant other has arrived in an untimely manner, per usual, as a reminder that again on the day celebrating love, the solitaire have lack thereof. Movies have been made, books have been read and music has dedicated itself to this one holiday that singles...