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Everyone should learn another language

Everyone should learn another language
November 26, 2019

For most students, dealing with one language seems to be more than enough work. In America, we tend to think that everyone else will just learn English and we’ll be able to get by easily with our monolingual...

Euthenasia should be legalized everywhere: here’s why

Euthenasia should be legalized everywhere: here’s why
November 26, 2019

This month marks the 25th year since Measure 16 was passed in Oregon. Measure 16 was the first law passed that legalized doctor-prescribed death. This is a radical culture change as compared to the old...

Fall trees flourish with color

Fall trees flourish with color
October 30, 2019

Now that it is well into October, it is about the time when the trees begin to change colors. The wide canvas of brilliant colors filling the landscape makes autumn a great time of the year. While there...

Changing the fundamental style of the classroom is a must

Mr. Tonsoni's classroom setup allows for a more collaborative discussion. Students work in groups at tables, which allows for a learning experience not often had in the academic realm.
October 9, 2019

When topics about changing a classroom’s overall environment come up, many are simply talking about the curriculum. There is a growing push to provide a curriculum that can better attend to students,...

Should we ban plastic straws?

Picture sourced from National Geographic
October 9, 2019

Should we ban plastic straws?   Plastic straws, once a modern day commodity, are now considered an environmental hazard and the topic of their use has become controversial. Many environmental...

Take up a hobby

Recreational hobbies can reduce stress.
October 9, 2019

Sports practices, games, homework, club meetings, school, community service events, work, and so on. As we get older, it seems that our schedules just continuously become more compacted. While our packed...

Soulmates: Do they really exist?

Soulmates: Do they really exist?
September 24, 2019

I know that most of you have seen at least one Disney princess movie during your lifetime. I also know that the plotline most likely included a woman being swept off her feet by a man and running off into...

Penalties on victimless crimes too harsh

Penalties on victimless crimes too harsh
September 24, 2019

A victimless crime is defined on google as, “a legal offense to which all parties consent and no party is injured.” Many crimes fall under the category of victimless crimes, such as vagrancy, prostitution,...

What makes a good teacher?

What makes a good teacher?
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...

People forget to appreciate wisdom

People forget to appreciate wisdom
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,...

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