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Audience members make the performance

Bridget Tolle, Co-Managing Editor

February 10

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

I walk into the auditorium, ready and excited to see the drama department’s new installment or the choir’s latest show. The seats toward the front are taken, so I sit in the middle. The lights dim and the show starts. I am...

Crowds disturb the official call of the games

Natascha Mercadante, Sports Editor

February 10

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Students and parents alike complain about the referees and officials. This issue occurs in all sports but escalates toward the more controversial of sports. During basketball games, students are only a few stairs away from the...

Dissection uncomfortable

Alex Baldwin, Reporter

February 10

Filed under Opinion

Skinning a cat as a class assignment was definitely not on my list of things I wanted to do this year, or ever. In anatomy class, students are required to perform a cat dissection. The actual dissection isn’t what upsets me, but the...

School doesn’t teach students to think for themselves

Editorial Staff

February 10

Filed under Opinion

Students go class to class, and in those classes they spend most of the hour memorizing bits and pieces of information for whatever test will soon be coming up. This isn’t the case with all classes; however, most are set up th...

High school does not fully prepare students

Natascha Mercadante, Sports Editor

February 8

Filed under Opinion

College is the one thing on many students’ minds the second they enter high school. Some are not well-prepared for the world ahead. The study skills need to begin as soon as possible. According to a recent poll done by eight t...

Battle of the generations

Gabbie Abshire, Contributing Writer

February 8

Filed under Opinion

To a majority of the world, respect is a virtue, but as times and people change, it seems that it’s become a commerce; something to be earned, to be traded, something that has real-world value. We no longer live in a world wh...

The fight against circus inhumanity

Alexis Baldwin, Reporter

February 8

Filed under Opinion

Life under the big top is not the virtuous, educational and breathtaking experience the circus industry would like people to think it is. For elephants, big cats, bears and the other animals used, life is full of confinement,...

Interruptions cut into learning time

Emma Banks, News Editor

December 14

Filed under Opinion

Needless to say, students have been taken out of class very often recently, especially sophomores. Not only do we have the regular pep rallies, but we have had extra assemblies during different periods of the school day. They have i...

Living through a screen

Natascha Mercadante, Sports Editor

December 14

Filed under Opinion

Back in the days of black and white movies, before Facebook and pop music, there was a simpler time of old newspapers and telegrams. Today, we deal with a string of constant notifications. There was a point in time that to ge...

Beauty products cause animal cruelty

Baylee Elam, Entertainment Editor

December 14

Filed under Opinion

Eyes burning, skin frying, lacking affection and care. This is what animals in cosmetic laboratories deal with daily. In the U.S. 100 million animals are burned, poisoned and abused each year. Animals such as mice, rats, rabbits an...

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