Pink Slips: It would have been nice to know

Jeßyka Brown, Columnist

January 29, 2015


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What is with these E-learning days, or rather, the ramifications because of them? The school corporation has been planning on using these E-learning days since we started using them during Snowpocalypse 2014, and we even had a practice E-learning day in November in preparation for this winter. It...

New Year’s is Not the Time for Resolutions

Jeßyka Brown

January 19, 2015


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New Year’s Resolutions are stupid. Yeah, I said it. The idea that a new year somehow magically makes someone a “new person” is silly and false. The fact is that people do not change because the date does, and just because the date changes does not mean that people are ready for making themselves...

Nothing is Real

Jeßyka Brown, Columnist

December 4, 2014


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“I don’t know if we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. If we want to play the stud or the smart-ass or the fool,...

Media distorts society’s views

Miranda Edwards, Editor

December 1, 2014


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People rely on news coverage to mirror society, and to report the current events occurring in our town, state, country, and world. However, the media is distorting this mirror, thus shaping society, and the way we think. The media controls what we believe, and often times, the important news is left...

“Not My Problem”

Jeßyka Brown, Columnist

November 17, 2014


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There is a problem that is becoming more and more prominent in this day and age, the “nmp” problem. “Nmp” is a text-lingo reply, often sent after a friend or coworker asks for help, that translates into English as “not my problem,” as in, “Because it does not directly affect me right now,...

Death with Dignity Act not assisted suicide

Miranda Edwards, Editor

November 13, 2014


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Brittany Maynard, 29, died through the Death with Dignity Act in Oregon on Saturday, Nov 1. She had been diagnosed with glioblastomas earlier that year, which are highly aggressive and fatal tumors in the brain. Maynard was in for a painful, degrading death. Instead, she opted to, in her words, die on...

Education in need of reform

Education in need of reform

Emilee Gear, Miranda Edwards

September 26, 2014


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The children sitting in classrooms today are the future leaders of the world tomorrow. Is the education that they are receiving setting them up for a bright future? Not necessarily. There are several severe problems in education that need to be addressed. With the increase of testing, students are...

Ban distractions, not cell phones

Jeßyka Brown, Columnist

September 26, 2014


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Cell phones. We have certainly all felt the loss of our cell phones this year as they, according to mandate, must be left in our lockers, and if the rumors hold true, taken directly out of our pockets by the administration and turned over to the office when we fail to comply. And of course we fail to...

Dress code policy: What is it really doing to us?

Jeßyka Brown, columnist

September 9, 2014


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In the middle of an incredibly stressful day, I was pulled up to the guidance office and told that the skirt I was wearing, the one that my mother and I had so carefully measured with a dollar bill before I wore it to school, was too short. I had to stand there while someone I didn’t know measured...

Policemen deserve more respect

Carol Johnson, staff writer

August 27, 2014


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When police officers get up to go to work, they say goodbye to their family and friends, never knowing when they will see them again. They have to get up in the morning, not knowing what that day holds for them. They aren’t there to make people’s lives miserable, but to protect and serve them. They...

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