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Super Tuesday to Impact Nation

Super Tuesday to Impact Nation

Reeves Moseley, Contributor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

As Super Tuesday rapidly approaches, students should be aware of how relevant their vote is to the future of their communities and the country. Not only is voting a right, but it is also an essential civic duty that requires knowledge regarding the conditions of various elections. While students should...

Block Lunch Schedule: Tasty Choice for All

Block Lunch Schedule: Tasty Choice for All

Brayden Ratcliff and Chad Lyle

February 26, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions, Student Life

Administration has looked into installing a block lunch schedule for the 2016-17 school year. Ideally, the former “A and B” system will be abandoned in favor of this new plan, which extends everyone's eating time to an hour instead of thirty minutes. In an effort to limit the amount of time stu...

The Future of Derrick Henry is not a Bright One

The Future of Derrick Henry is not a Bright One

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under Eagle Sports, Editorials, Football, Opinions

Derrick Henry, the former Alabama running back and Heisman trophy winner, will be entering the 2016 draft as one of the top prospects for a number of NFL teams. Henry rushed for over 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns in his final season at Alabama. He is regarded as one of the better running backs to enter...

Confederate Symbols Cause Controversy in the United States

Confederate Symbols Cause Controversy in the United States

Heather Lindemann, Senior Editor| Editorial

February 3, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

After Dylann Roof, a white 19 year old, shot and killed nine African Americans in a historical African American church on June 17, the question of whether or not the confederate flag and other civil war monuments should be removed from the United States has arisen. This would include statues, school n...

Unbalance Evident in Federal Income Taxes

Unbalance Evident in Federal Income Taxes

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

December 29, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Every year, usually around April 15, federal income taxes are taken from millions of American citizens. These taxes are collected from every citizen who has documented income and varying annual salaries are taxed different percentages of their income. Every year, the exact income and percentage numbers...

Developed Countries Should Count Blessings

Developed Countries Should Count Blessings

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

December 23, 2015


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Americans worry about what they will eat for a snack today, while at the same moment in a far away developing country, people worry if they are going to eat anything at all. United States' residents are oblivious to the circumstances in countries thousands of miles away. “The children [in developing countries] do...

Making the Case for Darren McFadden

Making the Case for Darren McFadden

Christopher Piel |Editorial, Sports Editor

September 29, 2015


Filed under Eagle Sports, Editorials, Front Page

After losing DeMarco Murray in the 2015 season, the Cowboys have an issue at the running back position. Murray led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,845 yards behind their offensive line who have three Pro Bowlers returning from last year (Tyron Smith, Zach Martin, and Travis Frederick). After the offseason,...

Randle Should Remain Cowboys’ Starter

Randle Should Remain Cowboys’ Starter

Hudson McCabe, Reporter

September 27, 2015


Filed under Eagle Sports, Editorials, Front Page

The Cowboys running game was seen as a major struggle coming into the 2015-16 season, but, with some young and new talent, it may become a strength. Joseph Randle is viewed as the starter over an injury prone and inconsistent Darren McFadden this 2015 season, and the depth chart should stay this way...

Chromebooks? Let’s Just Use our own Technology

Chromebooks? Let’s Just Use our own Technology

Christopher Piel | Opinion, Sports Editor

September 22, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Front Page

Beginning this year, the high school has begun implementing Chromebooks into the classrooms. These devices will be distributed to grades 9-12, and will be the only form of technology allowed in most classrooms. The Chromebooks will be a requirement for all students if they want to use technology...

Chromebooks Create Learning Opportunities for All

Chromebooks Create Learning Opportunities for All

Heather Lindemann, Senior Editor

September 17, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Front Page

Students will be receiving Chromebooks this year to promote technology in the learning environment.  Seniors have received their Chromebooks, and the rest of the school will be receiving them by the end of this week. Many students believe that the Chromebooks are unnecessary, and that they should be...

How bad will the Mavericks be?

How bad will the Mavericks be?

Hudson McCabe, Reporter | Opinion

September 17, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Editorials, Front Page

Dallas Mavericks fans have enjoyed much success from NBA championships and twelve consecutive 50 or more win seasons dating from 2000. Since 2011, it seems as if the Mavs starting roster changes drastically every season, due to either lack of draft picks or free agency whiffs. The 2015-16 season will...

Clubs Enhance High School Experience

Clubs Enhance High School Experience

Brayden Ratcliff, Reporter

September 16, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Front Page

A piece of advice: get involved. High school offers many different clubs that provide students with opportunities to serve, work with others, gain new friends, and grow in personal character. From Student Council to Challenge Day Club, these organizations have specific themes they follow and strive...

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