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Women In Ministry

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer
December 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Women have contributed a lot the Church throughout its history. However, controversy over women in ministry has always been a major topic of discussion. Discussions for many of these matters are if it is faithful biblical interpretation. First, it is essential to understand that all of God’s people ...

Changing Educational Policies

Megan Weins, Writer
December 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

A huge problem in the United States education system is the lack of understanding towards young students. Decision making is done by the National Board for Education. A majority of the members on this committee exceed the age of fifty. Therefore, they have not gone through the public school system in a v...

Christmas is Here. Right Here. In this School.

Christmas is Here. Right Here. In this School.

Paige Houchen, Journalism I Student
December 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

  Some people think that Christmas festivities and decorations shouldn’t be allowed in public schools. Some people think that the term “Merry Christmas” is offensive. Some people flip out over ‘un-Christmas’ Starbucks cups. I am none of these people. Because those people suck…  ...

Forbidden topics

Chloe Jones
December 2, 2015
Filed under Community Based, Opinion

Guns are among one of the most feared objects in the world, but why? Maybe because we don’t know about them? I believe that every child should learn about guns and how to use them. Is it not better to know what it is and how to use it properly, then to have them find one and not know what it is and get hurt? If we teach...

Holiday Preparations

Megan Manning
December 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Holiday Rush Certain families look at holidays differently than others do. I think that it is very split as far as which families prepare for Thanksgiving. For example, family coming into town or cooking food. Then there are the families who get ready for Black Friday; it all depends on your ...

Isn’t it Time to Hang up Our Pitchforks Against Vending Machines?

Isn’t it Time to Hang up Our Pitchforks Against Vending Machines?

Julia Eilert, Writer
November 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 Typical vending machines increase the availability of sugary snacks. They provide easy access to snack foods that don’t always have nutritional value. However, they shouldn’t be disregarded because of that fact. There are ways to give students and workers the energy they need during the day without ...

Thankful Thoughts.

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
November 23, 2015
Filed under Community Based, Showcase

As the season’s change and we shed what was left of our summer skin, our student body takes time to look back and be thankful. Several McPherson High School students reflect what they feel thankful for as Thanksgiving season approaches.   “I’m thankful for the opportunity to live in various cu...

Is the Death Penalty a Form of Torture?

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer
November 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Worldwide

Every single day people are executed by the state as a punishment for a variety of crimes. Sometimes people are sentenced for death penalty for crimes they have not committed. According to deathpenaltyinfo.com, the most commonly asked questions about the death penalty are, “Is the death penalty a ...

Teens With Jobs

Megan Wiens, Newspaper
October 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

A growing issue in our society today is the immense stress put on teenagers. Balancing a job, school and a social life can be extremely challenging. This, and the addition of excessive amounts of homework given to students every night, makes for a troublesome school experience. An expectation to be...

Looking For Alaska Is A Book You Won’t Be Able To Put Down

Looking For Alaska Is A Book You Won’t Be Able To Put Down

Abbey Yianakopulos, Journalism 1 Student
October 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

   One of my favorite books of all time is Looking for Alaska by John Green. The story is about a junior, Miles “Pudge” Halter, who starts at a boarding school in Alabama called Culver Creek Preparatory High School leaving behind his home in Florida. He makes a variety of friends there, but on...

Is Chivalry Dead?

Is Chivalry Dead?

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
October 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Growing up in 21st century, we’re lead to believe in different signs of affection than, say, our great grandparents. Receiving a long text or being tagged in a photo can speak loudly, but causes me to pause and question: Is chivalry dead?   It seems impossible to imagine that long before cell phones...

You, Your School, And Your Community

Molly Strickler, Journalism 1 Student
September 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As we all know, McPherson High School has now made it a requirement to log 40 hours of community service work in order to graduate. Most students aren’t thrilled about this new requirement, but that’s because they don’t know how many benefits there are to doing community service work! I know it...

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