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What makes a good teacher?

What makes a good teacher?

Jessica Powlen, Staff writer

September 12, 2019

Think about your favorite teacher you’ve ever had in school.  Now answer the question: Why them? I’ve noticed throughout my few years in high school, many students tend to favor certain teachers over others.  This usually isn’t due to a teacher not assigning much homework or allowing students t...

People forget to appreciate wisdom

People forget to appreciate wisdom

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

September 12, 2019

How often do you contemplate the stories and tales of youth from your grandparents? How often do you truly try to understand the meaning behind the stories of their childhood accomplishments, mistakes, and even tomfoolery? When they bestow these stories upon you, do you even care to listen? There is an issu...

Fires in the Amazon pose significant problems

Fires in the Amazon pose significant problems

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Covering over two million miles of land, the Amazon rainforest stands as the largest tropical forest on the planet. As of Friday, Sept. 6th, the Amazon rainforest is on fire. According to the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil, there have been over 74,000 fires in the Amazon this year, ...

Children’s access to smartphones must drastically decrease

Children’s access to smartphones must drastically decrease

Elyse Perry, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

As the age of smartphones has taken its toll on society, we have all experienced their effects. From cute baby videos to making important calls, the upside of smartphones are obvious. However, what is not so obvious is the negative impact that they have on a developing child’s brain. Thus, parents ...

Is a societal collapse on the rise?

Is a societal collapse on the rise?

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

August 28, 2019

“The Amazon Cannot Be Recovered Once It’s Gone.” “Melting Arctic Ice Caps May Speed Up Global Warming.” “Why The Rest Of The World Could Push The U.S. Into A Recession.” These blatantly pessimistic headlines are only a few examples of the myriad of articles published within the past few months that seem to indicate our world is falling apart around us...

Appreciate the written word and its impact on your life

Appreciate the written word and its impact on your life

Ava Charnley, staff writer

August 28, 2019

For well over a decade now, humans have come to rely on cell phones. With that reliance came excessive use of emojis, texting slang, and voice to text. While it is hard to imagine life without these luxuries, one has to wonder about the negative consequences of it all, especially for our generation. ...

My life guiding philosophy: Pseudo-Objectivism

My life guiding philosophy: Pseudo-Objectivism

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

May 2, 2019

“If you know that this life is all that you have, wouldn’t you make the most of it?” That is the question that the Russian-American philosopher and writer Ayn Rand asked of us. With that question in your mind now, think of your life: past, present, and future. Where did it go? Where is it now? Whe...

Stay active this summer

Stay active this summer

Joe Perry, Sports writer

May 2, 2019

As winter finally loosens its grip on Northern Indiana and finals begin to roll around, it is finally time to look ahead to the most coveted time of the year: summer. I’m not talking about the season; I’m talking about that ten week break between school years that is completely symbolic of our e...

Be open to other opinions

Be open to other opinions

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

April 17, 2019

Everyone has differing opinions in this day and age, and most likely throughout the entire history of human civilization. We all have opinions on politics, religion, economics, race, gender, and a near endless list of other topics. With these topics in mind, the majority of us believe that our opinions...

The presence of racism in plays and musicals

The presence of racism in plays and musicals

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Have you ever been watching a musical or play and realized that the scene you’re watching is actually incredibly racist? If so, then you are not alone. Lots of old plays and musicals contain racist, bigoted scenes because of the time period they were written in. However, if making a racist comment or i...

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