• February 17Cheerleaders win fifth place at NCA Nationals

  • February 4Competitive Cheer wins the FHSAA 2A Small Non-Tumbling State Champhionship for the second year in a row

  • February 4Band director Brett Dawson is voted 2016-2017 teacher of the year

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We Need More Gun Control

Ben Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Over the past year, a string of brutal shootings have shocked and traumatized America. Most recently was the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Connecticut.  In the wake of these terrible tragedies, the question arises:...

Forget the Guns, Help the Sick

Diego Munoz, News Editor

February 6, 2013

Filed under Opinion

A mere 5 months after the horrific shooting in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, experienced a shooting of their own.  The culprit, Adam Lanza, was a twenty...

Media Killed the Newspaper Star

Ben Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Journalism has continued to evolve since its creation. From the invention of the printing press, to the advent of the World Wide Web, journalism has been in a constant state of change. However, in recent years that evolution has...

The Cell Phone Challenge: Could You Live Without Your Phone For 24 Hours?

Diego Munoz, News Editor

February 4, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In a time when there are over 6 billion cell phone subscriptions worldwide, it is easy to envision a generation that has become addicted to its technology.  Thirty years after the invention of the commercial cellular phone, people...

Tattoos: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Heather Barnhart, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As tattoos become more mainstream, teens are regarding them as the latest fashion statement rather than a potentially dangerous decision.  There is no question that body art is on the rise; however, young people need to consider...

Valentine’s Day: Men Under Pressure

Sam Hinkes, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the pressure’s on you, boys. Most of you girls do not realize the stress that overcomes us when we think of Feb. 14.  There is this idealized image of what Valentine’s Day should be like for...

Male Fashion: Don’t Hate, Appreciate

Sam Hinkes, Opinion Editor

December 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

With a fast-pace world, the fashion styles of our generation are ever changing. People take daring approaches at pushing the envelope of what people can wear. When girls push these trends, it tends to be accepted, but as soon...

Staff Editorial: Christmas Controversy

December 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Christmas is a holiday that has changed dramatically over the last couple of centuries. The original intention of the holiday was for it to be a celebration of the birth of Christ. However, to many people, particularly in America,...

#AbovetheInfluence

Sam Hinkes, Opinion Editor

December 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As the years go by, more and more teenagers give in to peer pressure to smoke marijuana and to drink alcohol. According to TeenHelp.com, 29% of high school teens report that illegal drugs were made available to them on school...

Face-off: Which Generation Has It Best?

Sam Hinkes, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Fewer Challenges in the Past The modern day teenager has so much more to deal with than teenagers in the past. The social and academic pressures we face today were non-existent for earlier generations. Social media has become...

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