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Should Teachers Take Grades

Should Teachers Take Grades

Jack Warner

May 15, 2020

Uncertain times make the decisions made by institutions, for the lack of a better word, uncertain. During spring break, grades were pulled from PowerSchool, and as of April 8, grades of non-college courses were not able to fall. Teachers also no longer accepted work from pre-quarantine. Although no one...

The Dicey Online Market of Underage Gambling

Claudia St. John

February 14, 2020

A 15-year-old betting money online and an adult spending a night out with friends at a casino are both considered to be gambling, but one of those scenarios is significantly more harmful than the other. The adolescent gambling rate in North America is higher than that of adults, with 61.4% to 68.0%...

That’s The Tea

Kara Morley, Staff

May 3, 2019

Good Tea and Good Vibes: Gocha Tea & Beverages 6595 N Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, Mo. 64118 A strong smell of cigarette smoke immediately hit me when I walked through the doors. However, the inside of GoCha was spotless clean. Decor was clearly done well with everything matching in a shiny and contemporary look. The aesthetic was ver...

Camera Conspiracy

Kara Morley, Staff

February 12, 2019

Covering your laptop camera is more than a conspiracy. The Director of FBI, James Comey, recommends taping over your computer webcam and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg also tapes over his MacBook camera, according to a photo posted on Facebook by Zuckerberg Hackers, spies, internet predators and...

New Role Models

Kara Morley, Staff

November 2, 2018

Social media influencers are becoming popular and powerful. The influence they have over their audience of wide-eyed children and teenagers is getting out of hand. Some social media influencers such as Jake Paul and Logan Paul who have millions of viewers, negatively influence kids whether they realize...

Go Vote

Jack Warner, Staff

October 27, 2018

 Teenagers are so lazy and unmotivated. That’s what people seem to think anyway. But it seems that the increase of registered young adult voters who will be able to vote in the next election begs to differ. This new trend of participating in our democracy is exactly what the nation needs. We...

Cute Or Over The Top?

September 30, 2018

Promposals are an elaborately staged request to be someone's date to prom.

Our Planet Is Dying

Alexa Schulte

March 14, 2018

Our Earth is sick. The planet is running a fever, and it's not coming down. Earth's temperature is rising, and climate change is real, whether you choose to believe it or not. There is proof all around us that the Earth's temperature is changing. Due to human activity, the Earth is gradually warming,...

A Letter from Mayor Sly James to Students

February 20, 2018

Dear Students, I’ve been listening and watching the news for several days since the violence in Parkland, Florida and wondering how did we, once again, allow more of you to be mowed down by an apparently disturbed, young man wielding a high-powered, military-style assault weapon with a l...

Stop The Hate

Madelyn Phillips, Reporter

February 15, 2018

Pain. That’s what cyberbullying brings into teens’ lives. It makes people feel alone and like they aren’t worth it, and it oftens makes people hide instead of telling an adult. Cyberbullying is as wrong as it is to go up to somebody’s face and call them vicious names. One out of every...

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