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It’s Time to Say TTYL to Texting and Driving

Megan Wiens, Staff
January 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Communication is crucial to everyday life. Although, it wouldn’t be so crucial if you weren’t alive. Since its introduction into modern society in the early 2000s, the convenient mobile device known as a cell phone has been a factor in taking the lives of many people. This device has been a part...

Go Green!

Go Green!

Julia Eilert, Writer
January 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Renewable Energy has been under debate for a long time. Technology has advanced enough to provide us with an alternate source of energy that can improve our lives in the short and long run. Although it isn’t perfect, implementing cleaner energy sources is a smart move.   Non-renewable ene...

Teacher Tenure

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Is teacher tenure still necessary? Yes. An increasingly controversial form of job protection for public school teachers is tenure. Many people argue that not only does it protect teachers from being fired for personal or political reasons, but it also prevents experienced teachers from being fired ...

Why Social Media Can Be Damaging

Jessica Wylie, Co-Editor
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Worldwide

We’ve all been there. You’re in bed, about to fall asleep and then *ding*. A notification. It’s hard not to pick up your phone immediately, I get it. I have to put my phone on silent 24 hours a day because I can’t stand knowing there is an email or text that is unread. But can this obsession ...

Does Music Help People Focus?

Does Music Help People Focus?

Mackenzie Oakes, Journalism 1 Student
January 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬, Opinion

   Do you like listening to music while you're working? Some people can’t stand the thought of having music playing while they're trying to focus, but others can’t even sit still without it. Listening to music can help you focus, but you have to like the genre. Some people might not think it does ...

Only Friends Online

Megan Wiens, Staff
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

With technology running every aspect of our everyday lives, it’s extremely difficult to build honest, long-lasting relationships with friends and family. Advances in cell phones have greatly improved our communication. They have made it possible for us to share important information faster than ever....

Why girls choose to take P.E. their first semester

Why girls choose to take P.E. their first semester

Andrea Dunham, Journalism 1 Student
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

A majority of girls take P.E. their first year in high school. One of the main reasons they take it early is to get it over with so they don’t have to deal with taking in in the future. Especially when they have other electives they plan on taking when they have the chance later on. For example, s...

School Lunches.

School Lunches.

Anna Southward
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

   Through the hustle and bustle of school and the rushed mornings. The last thing we like to think about is our diet or lunch. You may not think it about lunch as much as others. You may weigh other activities more important or it's the only thing you look forward to. As you know, for the past few y...

Hallway or Highway?

Hallway or Highway?

Anna Southward
January 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When some wait for the bell to ring, we might feel anxiety or excitement about the thought of entering the treacherous McPherson High hallways. The thought of how you're going to get to your next class expands in your brain. What route you might take, or who you need to avoid. Although you might be in...

Unneeded Sequeling of Movies

Denise Farley
January 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

 A lot of movies have endings that need sequels, but there comes a point where they need to stop. There are the movies such as Pretty Woman, that deserve sequels, but others such as Toy Story don’t really need another sequel. I liked the first two but after that, it got old. Another example would be: the Fa...

Ghosting

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer
January 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Please don’t tell me you fall under the category as a ghoster. Can you even remember the last time you sat someone down face to face and told him/her that you think you should breakup? If so, you are considered old school now. The hot new method of ending a romantic relationship is called ghosting. I...

New Year. New Me.

New Year. New Me.

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
January 6, 2016
Filed under Community Based, Opinion, Showcase

  As this school semester draws to a close, I can’t help but look back and reflect on the past year. It was full to the brim with sporting events, mini adventures, great memories and lots of laughs. Many people make a New Year's Resolution and so I decided to make my own.   Attend m...

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