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It’s Time For A Female President…Just Not Who You Think

It’s Time For A Female President…Just Not Who You Think

Billy Mykel, Reporter

January 24, 2020

Following many hardships and scandals, including the beginning of the impeachment trial on Jan. 16, the Republican party has been faced with the real possibility of a 2020 loss for the Trump-Pence campaign. In light of this, many people have, despite the unconventional appearance, called for either t...

Green Alternatives

Green Alternatives

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

January 17, 2020

Even though today’s environmental situation seems dire and as though nothing can be changed, there are differences people can make on a daily basis in order to cut down on pollution and lead to a greener earth. In order to do this people need to recycle and reuse, reduce their carbon footprints, and ra...

Multiple Streaming Platforms Defeats Purpose

Multiple Streaming Platforms Defeats Purpose

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

January 10, 2020

Recently there has been a huge growth in the number of streaming platforms. Late last year, Disney released Disney+ and NBC has announced the release of its streaming platform 'Peacock' for later this year. These are just two of the many platforms that will be joining Netflix and Hulu. With every...

Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest

Nicholas West, Junior Reporter

December 22, 2019

Oculus recently came out with a new VR headset called the Oculus Quest. This headset system is all in one headset and needs no PC to use. The Oculus also has a 2-4 hour battery life depending on the game being played.  The Oculus is easy to set up. To use it, the user simply has to put the headset o...

The Importance of Being Human

The Importance of Being Human

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

December 17, 2019

All around the school, we see the influence of the arts. We can hear music and singing, and we can see dancing, painting, acting, and drawing. Not only do the arts and humanities include the performing and visual arts, but also literature, social studies, and foreign languages. The arts and humanities are ...

California Addresses Cause of Wildfires

California Addresses Cause of Wildfires

Billy Mykel, Reporter

November 11, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Oct. 28 as massive wildfires threatened counties across the state. California is currently facing over 11 fires that are quickly gaining size and destructive power. The Kincade fire, the biggest of the 11, has scorched over 76,100 acres ...

Mentions In Media

Mentions In Media

Sam Mykel, Junior Reporter

November 4, 2019

 NCAA officials recently started to allow NCAA athletes to profit off of their name and likeness. With this new act, college athletes all across the United States can get rewarded for their efforts.  NCAA athletes deserve to be paid for the use of their name and image in media.   If athlet...

Put a Hold on Bathroom Passes

Put a Hold on Bathroom Passes

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

October 25, 2019

Many teachers throughout the school allot students two or three 'bathroom passes'. These passes are the only times students are allowed to go to the bathroom in that specific class. When passes are not used students can earn bonus points on grades. Bathroom passes should not be allowed as they put...

Where There’s Smoke

Where There’s Smoke

Billy Mykel, Reporter

October 21, 2019

In the midst of a growing epidemic of e-cigarette use, which is beginning to deal serious damage among U.S. teens, several states have banned, to varying degrees, vaping.  Texas, and the rest of the United States, should join the ban against e-cigarettes. The main reasoning behind the vaping ...

Standardized Testing, Nonstandard Performance

Standardized Testing, Nonstandard Performance

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

October 16, 2019

The SAT, or Scholastic Aptitude Test, is designed to be a college entrance exam that can be used as criteria to determine whether or not students are admitted. The SAT's purpose is to evaluate students based on their erudite and diligence. The SAT is not meritocratic or an accurate representation...

Vaccine Hesitancy Creates Global Issues

Vaccine Hesitancy Creates Global Issues

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

October 7, 2019

Measles is a highly contagious, potentially deadly disease, and the United States is having its biggest outbreak of the disease in 27 years. According to the CDC, as of Sept. 5, 2019, there have been a reported 1,241 cases in the U.S. Much of this is due to vaccine hesitancy, which the World Health Organiza...

An Inquiry into the President

An Inquiry into the President

Billy Mykel, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Democrat majority party leader, Nancy Pelosi, announced on Sept. 24 the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This occurred following a growing controversy involving a phone call between himself and the President of Ukraine about his political rival, Joe Biden.  Presiden...

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