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Hometown Hero

Mary Sue Dayton, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pine   During eighth period on Jan. 20, I listened on the phone as my doctor said, “you have cancer.” I had hear...

EOIs, scheduling hiccups cause unnecessary stress

Baylee Elam, Entertainment Editor

May 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Toward the end of every school year, students, teachers and administrators prepare for the annual exams. Students involved carry the weight of possible failure on their shoulders throughout the testing season. This year, the dates o...

The Point: Take charge of your own education

Editorial Staff

May 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Well, here we are, at the end of another school year. Seniors are going to graduate and (some of them will) move on with their lives into the wild blue yonder of the big ball of matter we call the world; the bottom rung of the ...

A letter to the editor

Gregg Soppet

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor: Better start counting the cost right now of a decision not to use subs and it has nothing to do with dollars and cents. It may have everything to do with dollars and sense.  For every dollar that a good sub earns, c...

Not enough prestige for Crossman winners

Emma Banks, News Editor

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Outside of Duncan, most schools’ highest honor given to a student is that of valedictorian. This honor is yearly bestowed upon the top student in the senior class who normally has a 4.0 GPA and is a respected, well rounded s...

‘Only time will tell’ for environment care

Natascha Mercadante, Sports Editor

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Humans have been polluting the Earth for years. According to earthecho.org, plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as one million sea creatures every year. Also, Americans use and throw away...

Emotional support dogs not taken seriously

Alexis Baldwin, Reporter

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Dogs have been established as man's best since hundreds of years ago. Emotional support dogs take that a step further. An emotional support dog provides therapeutic relief through affection and companionship for an individual...

Death Penalty acceptable as punishment? YES

Kiana Baker, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The death penalty has always remained the center of controversy. In a country that greatly values individual life, how far does one have to go before they no longer get the right to something so basic? Should we, the people, ...

Death Penalty acceptable as punishment? NO

Natascha Mercadante, Sports Editor

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Lethal-injection, electrocution, lethal gas and firing squad are all the modern processes of taking a life of a convict. All of these are a form of torture to get some sort of justification for their crimes. At least the victim ge...

Pep assemblies need a pep-up

Nathan Lambert, Reporter

March 31, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Pep rallies seem to be getting quite stale, but they don’t have to be. I say that because the routine is the same, and the changes aren’t happening fast enough. The speeches tend to be so similar, and the games that are being i...

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