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Everyone should learn another language

Everyone should learn another language

Elyse Perry, staff writer

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 lifestyle. The thing is, being bilingual is more useful than most people would think.  I...

Euthenasia should be legalized everywhere: here’s why

Euthenasia should be legalized everywhere: here’s why

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

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 days, and many still think that euthenasia is too controversial to even discuss. There are many me...

Fall trees flourish with color

Fall trees flourish with color

Elijah Hudson, Staff Writer

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 are many unique trees that produce different colors and shapes, these trees are some of the most stun...

Changing the fundamental style of the classroom is a must

Changing the fundamental style of the classroom is a must

Jordan Ladd, editor

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, and allow them to lead their own learning development in a way that is easier for them to understan...

Should we ban plastic straws?

Should we ban plastic straws?

Grace O'Neil, Staff Writer

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 activists wish to ban plastic straws in order to save the oceans and the turtles. Instead of using p...

Take up a hobby

Take up a hobby

Joe Perry, Sports Writer

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 schedules may help us add to our resumes and have fun, it can be easy to let these events eat up...

Soulmates: Do they really exist?

Soulmates: Do they really exist?

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

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 the sunset with him. However, does this type of love actually exist? Are we being taught to worship ...

Penalties on victimless crimes too harsh

Penalties on victimless crimes too harsh

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

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, illegal drug use (marijuana and other substances), gambling, and many other minor offenses. They c...

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...

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