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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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


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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


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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...

Students Uncomfortable Grading Each Others Work

Students Uncomfortable Grading Each Others Work

Jessica Jordan, Reporter

December 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In any sort of educational environment, there is an unspoken dominance of the instructor over the student. They have the control and they make the decisions. When it comes to a student’s grade, a teacher shouldn’t pass that task on to a student’s peer. A student grading another student’s work...

Are School Sports More Successful Because of Club Sports?

Are School Sports More Successful Because of Club Sports?

Maddy Benda, Reporter

December 18, 2015


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Many athletes specialize in one sport.  They have only focused on this one sport their whole life, so they are already ahead of other athletes and have the chances to make a more advanced school team at a younger age.  Staley has many students who are involved in their sport more than just one season. The...

Positive Mindset can Lead to Success

Positive Mindset can Lead to Success

Hafsa Hussein, Reporter

December 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been told no, over and over again? No matter what you did, it was all you’d been told? Hearing that can make a difference in someone’s life, good or bad. However, that rejection and feeling of under achievement can be held onto for a long time. It may be years later but the bitterness...

Blankets Unfold Conflict

Emilie Kerr and English Language Arts Teacher John Minnick

December 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

STUDENT DEFENDS BLANKET USE Written by Emilie Ker Blankets are a hot commodity around the school. Girls and even guys use them during the school day because the temperature in the school is often equivalent to a meat locker. So yeah, I need blankets. Read More »...

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