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Instas vs Finstas

Instas vs Finstas

December 12, 2016

Most of us know someone with more than one Instagram account. People have private accounts and public accounts. The private accounts are also referred to as “Finsta” which means fake Instagram. Those are used to post pictures for their closest and most selected friends to see.  Typically,...

Fair Weather Royals Fans

Fair Weather Royals Fans

Jessica Jordan, Multi-Media Editor

December 12, 2016

A fair-weather fan is someone who only shows up to support when the team is doing well.  In 2014, the Royals were two runs away from a World Series championship, and that caught a lot of people’s attention. The next season, they came back with a message, calling it “unfinished business”...

Miss Staley

Miss Staley

Talon Staff

November 22, 2016

     The newest fundraising plan from the freshman and sophomore classes is a female scholarship pageant, Miss Staley. You might assume this pageant will be the female version of Mr. Falcon, comical and not serious, but you’d be wrong. Miss Staley is being called a scholarship pageant,...

The Case for Recess in High School

The Case for Recess in High School

Maddy Benda, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2016

Some of my greatest childhood memories came from recess.  Playing on the playground in kindergarten, jump rope in third grade and soccer in fifth grade, just being with your friends at recess and not having to worry about school made the day go by a little easier. Luckily for me, I went to a private...

Software Should Not Infringe on the Basic Right of Privacy

Software Should Not Infringe on the Basic Right of Privacy

Emilie Kerr, Reporter

March 17, 2016

There has been controversy in the United States on whether or not Apple should develop the software to get into Syed Rizwan’s iPhone. Together he and his wife Tashfeen Malik both shot and killed 14 people in Cupertino, Calif., in December. According to The New York Times, the FBI wants into the phon...

Bypass the Hall Pass

Bypass the Hall Pass

Emilie Kerr, Reporter

February 22, 2016

In high school, students gain a lot of privileges compared to middle and elementary school. Turning 15, 16, 17 and 18, there are more privileges that students get to do by themselves. When someone turns 15, they can get their permit. Then the following year at 16, they can drive. Then two years later,...

My Mind, Not Yours

My Mind, Not Yours

Christopher Spry, Reporter

February 20, 2016

Teens need to stop choosing their political beliefs just because of what their parents believe. They must get their own opinions and learn to back them up. Young adults are caught in a political world where everyone’s views and opinions are right in their face. Not knowing a lot about how the...

Trump is Not an Adequate Presidential Candidate

Trump is Not an Adequate Presidential Candidate

Lane Burch, Reporter

February 16, 2016

Although Donald Trump, the self-made billionaire, is running for president, is he the best Republican candidate? Trump, who, according to The Fiscal Times has been married three times, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is an Emmy award winner, and is a 2013 inductee to the World Wrestling Entertainmen...

Trump the Chump

Trump the Chump

Lane Burch, Reporter

December 18, 2015

When a reporter asked, “Do you think systems should be put in place to track all Muslims in this country?” Donald Trump responded with, “I would certainly implement that, absolutely.” Last week, Donald Trump proposed to ban all Muslims from entering the United States until the nation’s leaders...

It’s More Than Getting an A

It’s More Than Getting an A

Adrianna McLean, Reporter

December 18, 2015

Figuring out what to do with one’s life is probably the hardest decision a person can make. From the moment a child can speak, they are asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” From princesses to astronauts to firefighters, imaginations run wild and dreams are limitless. Among these dreamed...

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